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Stella (1990)

 -  Drama  -  2 February 1990 (USA)
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Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ed Munn
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Stephen Dallas
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Janice Morrison
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Mrs. Wilkerson
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Debbie Whitman
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Jim Uptegrove
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Pat Robbins
John Bell ...
Bob Morrison
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Jenny (age 3)
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Jenny (age 8)
Kenneth Kimmins ...
Security Guard
Bob Gerchen ...
Bartender
Willie Rosario ...
Dancing Waiter
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Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...ending in an selfless, unforgettable sacrifice. Written by Jennifer Valley

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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

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$20,240,128 (USA)
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Trivia

An early scene in the movie sees Bette Midler giving a pretend strip-tease. Her co-worker at the bar is played by Linda Hart. Three years later the actresses co-starred in the made-for-TV production of Gypsy, with Hart in the role as stripper Miss Mazeppa. See more »

Goofs

When Ed leaves Stella's in a huff on Christmas Eve, he slams the front door and the wreath falls off. However, when Stella says goodbye to Jenny, the wreath is hanging up again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Fashion By Passion
Written by Rick Chadock and Dennis Dries
Performed by White Sister
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This is the weepy that Beaches never was
26 November 2003 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This is the weepy that Beaches never was. As much as I wanted to love Beaches, it always seemed too hurried for me to "feel" for it (its soundtrack is one of my favorite albums though). Stella, on the other hand, moves at a slower (and occasionally too slow) pace and though it's somewhat manipulative in its tears-inducing tale about a self-sacrificial mother, it works because Bette and the rest of the cast turn in great performances. 10/10


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