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Unhook the Stars (1996)

Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has ... See full summary »

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Mildred
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Big Tommy (as Gerard Depardieu)
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J.J.
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Ethan
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Jeannie (as Bridgette Wilson)
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Bernt
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George (as Dave Rowlands)
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Jason (as James Bozian)
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Miss Mannis
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Danny (as Vinny Curto)
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Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has nobody to worry about - but soon becomes involved in the life of Monica, a young mother whose husband has left her to look after her young son J.J.. As the relationship blossoms, Monica teaches Mildred that there is more to life than taking care of others. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Csillagot az égről  »

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$33,258 (USA) (1 November 1996)

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$234,843 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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During filming, Marisa Tomei played Dinosaurs with Jake Lloyd on the set. See more »

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[first lines]
Mildred: [delivering morning newspapers] For the last time... Really the last time...
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Can't Keep a Hold on You
Written by Alan Mirikitani and Dennis Walker
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Melodrama without the melo
1 May 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Unhook the Stars" is all about Rowlands who plays a middle aged widow with grown kids who wakes up one day to find herself no longer needed as a wife and mother. An uneventful and even character study which builds enough interest in the Rowlands character to make it not too difficult to overlook her supporting cast who play obvious stereotypes, "Unhook..." is a flick with no punchline which plays like a meal with no dessert. The entertainment is in the ride, not the destination. A good slice of mature life flick worth a look.


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