"Picket Fences"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratings
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

10 items from 2017


Lucifer Bets on NCIS Vet Lauren Holly for Season 3 Guest Spot

30 March 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In what may be the first guest casting news* for the 2017-18 TV season, NCIS alum Lauren Holly is set to pay Fox’s Lucifer a visit.

RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Lucifer/Chloe Tension and More

News of Holly’s casting first trickled out via social media on Wednesday; TVLine has since heard that she is playing a character named Roxie — and based on a backstage Instagram “story” shared by a cast member, Holly’s storyline appears to involve a Las Vegas casino.

Lucifer resumes its sophomore run on Monday, May 1, with five more episodes. As previously reported, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Darlene Cates, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ Star, Dies At 69

29 March 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actress Darlene Cates, most well known for her work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, has died at 69. Darlene Cates Dead At 69 Cates other acting roles included Picket Fences and Touched by an Angel, but working on the 1993 classic alongside Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio is where she left her mark. “Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Darlene Cates, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ Star, Dies At 69 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

Permalink | Report a problem


Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Out on Gilbert Grape Star Darlene Cates’ Death: She ‘Was the Best Acting Mom I Ever Had’

28 March 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leonardo DiCaprio is paying tribute about the death of Darlene Cates, the best onscreen mom he ever worked with.

The Revenant star, who played Cates’ son in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, wrote on Facebook Tuesday, “Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside.”

He added, “Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep at the age of 69. Her sister, »

- Mike Miller

Permalink | Report a problem


Darlene Cates, What's Eating Gilbert Grape Mom, Passes Away at 69

28 March 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Darlene Cates, who is best known for playing Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's mother Bonnie Grape in the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. The actress' daughter Sherri Cates Morgan announced her mother's passing on Facebook yesterday, revealing that she died peacefully in her sleep. Here's what Sherri Cates Morgan had to say in a statement about her mother's death.

"It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called Home, somewhat unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, March 26th. We take comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain and is in the arms of our Heavenly Father, breaking away only to dance with our Savior, Jesus. (Dancing was something she talked about loving to do "back in the day"! For those who have already sent your love, »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Bedridden, 500 Lbs. and a Star: Gilbert Grape Actress Darlene Cates’ Heartbreaking Weight Battle Amid Hollywood Success

28 March 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Darlene Cates, who starred as Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s obese, housebound mother in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, died in her sleep on Sunday morning. She was 69.

The actress will appear posthumously in the upcoming comedy Billboard, following a lifelong struggle with weight that once saw her balloon to 550 lbs.—  a struggle that actually launched her film career in the first place.

Gilbert Grape author and screenwriter Peter Hedges discovered the Texas native after seeing a tape of her on a 1985 episode of Sally Jessy Raphael titled “Too Heavy to Leave Their House.” On the show, Cates »

- Stephanie Petit

Permalink | Report a problem


What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Star Darlene Cates Dies

28 March 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape star Darlene Cates has died.

The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep. She was 69.

Cates sister, Sheri Cates Morgan, shared the news on Facebook. 

“It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called Home, somewhat unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, March 26th,” she wrote. 

Cates famously played Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s obese, housebound mother in the iconic film.

Gilbert Grape author and screenwriter Peter Hedges discovered Cates after seeing a tape of the actress on a 1985 episode of »

- Jodi Guglielmi

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

23 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Year’s Winner: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: While a number of actors have won this category twice, we haven’t seen a repeat victor since Ray Walston won for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996. That streak will continue at least one more year, given last year’s winner is ineligible in 2017.

Fun Fact: “The West Wing” won this category four times with four different actors: Richard Schiff (2000), Bradley Whitford (2001), John Spencer (2002), and Alan Alda (2006).

With “Game of Thrones” ineligible, this field is wide open. Only three of last year’s six nominees are eligible to earn another nomination in 2017 — Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) — meaning even if all three get back in, we’re going to see some new blood this year…

…starting with John Lithgow. The beloved Emmys presence (a five-time winner and 11-time nominee »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


Why ‘Arrow’ Is Tackling the Gun Control Debate: ‘Not Talking About Issues Serves a Conservative Agenda’

15 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Arrow” is getting political for the first time in its five-season run, tackling the hot-button issue of gun violence. The episode, called “Spectre of the Gun” and airing Wednesday, tracks a masked shooter attacking City Hall and the ensuing debate about gun control, both among the vigilantes of Star City and the politicians. “We went into Season 5 wanting to do an episode about an issue,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told reporters earlier this week following a screening of the episode, lamenting that current broadcast dramas don’t often tackle topical issues the way shows like “La Law” and “Picket Fences” did. »

- Linda Ge

Permalink | Report a problem


How ‘Arrow’ Producers Tackled the Gun Violence Debate

15 February 2017 11:33 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This week’s episode of “Arrow” will feel a bit different.

The show’s latest installment titled “Spectre of the Gun,” which airs Wednesday, tackles the highly-controversial topic of gun control. The conversation in the episode begins after a masked man shoots up the Star City mayor’s office with many of the show’s main character’s inside. Following a press screening of the episode that Variety attended, executive producer Marc Guggenheim said they had wanted to do an episode like this for awhile.

“We went into Season 5 wanting to do an episode about an issue,” he said. “I grew up on ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘L.A. Law,’ and I grew up in a time where it was commonplace for a one-hour drama to tackle some of the issues of the day. Somewhere along the line the industry got away from that.”

Guggenheim cited shows like “Black-ish” and “The Carmichael Show” that continue to »

- Jacob Bryant

Permalink | Report a problem


As Arrow Targets Gun Control Issue, Oliver Tries to Play Hero — as Mayor

14 February 2017 4:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Arrow is taking aim at one of the country’s most divisive subjects.

During this Wednesday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), a shooter opens fire in the mayor’s office, forcing Oliver Queen – not the Green Arrow – to take a stance on gun control.

RelatedArrow Boss Explains Thea’s Absence, Obstacle Facing Laurel’s Next Return

“We went into Season 5 wanting to do an episode about an issue,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who wrote the installment, previews. “I grew up on St. Elsewhere and Picket Fences and L.A. Law. I grew up in a time where it was commonplace – like, »

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

10 items from 2017


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners