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Stella (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2 February 1990 (USA)
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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Ed Munn
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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
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Bob Morrison
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Jenny (age 3)
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Jenny (age 8)
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Security Guard
Bob Gerchen ...
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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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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe Stella  »

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$20,240,128 (USA)
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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

References The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) See more »

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One More Cheer
Written by Jay Gruska and Paul Gordon
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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The Divine Miss M's Talent Shows in "Stella"
28 July 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

First off, I would just like to say what a big fan of Bette Midler's I am. Stella is a very good movie with a wonderful cast (Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason) This is one of my favorite films of all time. It deals with a mother raising a child on her own, she goes through a lot of things that are out of her way to bring up her daughter Jenny played wonderfully by Trini Alvarado. This movie is very good and I suggest that you pick up a copy to watch it. Roger Ebert gave is 3 1/2 stars! And it deserved 4! WONDERFUL! I give it 4 out of 4!


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