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Unhook the Stars (1996)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 February 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mildred 'Millie' Hawks
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Big Tommy Bellaveau (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Jake 'J.J.' Warren
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Ethan Hawks
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Frankie Warren
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Jeannie Hawks (as Bridgette Wilson)
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Bernt
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George (as Dave Rowlands)
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Jason (as James Bozian)
Christy Lenk ...
Miss Mannis
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Hospital Receptionist
Vinnie Curto ...
Danny (as Vinny Curto)
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Storyline

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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When prim & proper meets wild & crazy get ready to ...

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csillagot az égről  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$234,843 (USA) (21 February 1997)
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During production, Marisa Tomei did not like driving the 1981 Pontiac Trans Am, which is the car that her character drives in the film. On the last day of shooting, she accidentally backed it into a telephone pole. She later said that the accident "wasn't her fault" and that the car was "a wreck, I should never have agreed to drive it". 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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MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Richard Harris
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Intelligent, well written and brilliantly acted
7 May 1999 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Targeted to the intelligent, non-adolescent. Character driven story, extraordinarily well written. How did this ever get the green light from a major studio? Marisa Tomei displays her trademark ability to portray hard edged, gritty women.


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