MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,521 this week

Face of a Stranger (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  29 December 1991 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 110 users  
Reviews: 3 user

After the death of her husband, Pat learns that he gambled away all of their savings and that she's now destitute. She may even have to leave their apartment. Much to the embarrassment of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(article),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 21 Apr 2011
 
a list of 394 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 231 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 96 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 
a list of 6949 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Face of a Stranger (TV Movie 1991)

Face of a Stranger (TV Movie 1991) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Face of a Stranger.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Scattered Dreams (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Neema Barnette
Stars: Tyne Daly, Gerald McRaney, Sonny Shroyer
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Julian Sands
Parallel Lives (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

This is a nostalgic look at the typical "Class Reunion" of a group after about a quarter of a century of going their separate ways after graduation. The girls that used to be pretty and the... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: James Belushi, Liza Minnelli, Michael S. O'Rourke
Grace & Glorie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Diane Lane, Neal McDonough
Wild Iris (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Laura Linney, Emile Hirsch
Crazy in Love (TV Movie 1992)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems. While making a documentary of martial violence ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands, Bill Pullman
What If God Were the Sun? (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick wit and strong faith.

Director: Stephen Tolkin
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Sam Trammell, Sarah Rafferty
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Jacob Tierney, Drake Bell, Gena Rowlands
The Weekend (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Skeet
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Deborah Kara Unger, Brooke Shields
The Mighty (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone
A Question of Love (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man fights his ex-wife for custody of their children when he learns that she and the woman she's living with are more than just roommates.

Director: Jerry Thorpe
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Jane Alexander, Ned Beatty
No Room for Opal (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Fred Barzyk
Stars: Tyne Daly, Claire Danes, Moses Gunn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pat Foster
...
Dollie Madison
...
Tina
...
Richard
...
Ruthie
...
Ralph
...
David
Armelia McQueen ...
Social Worker
...
Kevin Leeds
John Procaccino ...
Peter Cooper
Carol Appel ...
Elaine Leeds
Frank Buxton ...
Al Leeds
Henry Chu ...
Market Vendor
Clayton Corzatte ...
Professor
Edit

Storyline

After the death of her husband, Pat learns that he gambled away all of their savings and that she's now destitute. She may even have to leave their apartment. Much to the embarrassment of her daughter Tina, who wants to marry a rich snob, she helps the homeless Dollie, who lives in a cardboard box near her building, and they become friends. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Shadow  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A friendless, possibly schizophrenic, bag lady is befriended by a wealthy Seattle socialite
31 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This made-for-TV film is still quite moving 14 years later; Gena Rowlands, for me, is always an actress worth watching; her understated style can speak volumes without her saying a word (those eyes: that pinched smile!); Tyne Daly's work is never excessive either; this bag lady often speaks the truth with great wisdom, learned out in the real world. When Rowlands has to go there, her wealthy "friends" are no help at all; finally, near the film's conclusion Rowland's daughter Tina (the very under-rated Cynthia Nixon) begins to see the importance of her mother's compassion and empathy for others less fortunate. Those "Ronald Reagan Rejects" are still out there, aren't they?


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is based on a story by actress Mary Stuart rent6143
Discuss Face of a Stranger (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?