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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 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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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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Gena Rowlands' brother and director Nick Cassavetes' uncle, David Rowlands, makes an appearance as Millie's neighbor George. 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 WrestleMania (1985) See more »

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MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
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Interesting contrasts
12 March 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Two very different women, one a demure, middle-aged woman with an over-bearing son and a rebellious daughter; the other, an "in -your-face" young woman. They are neighbors and find a need for each other in a very human way. Depardieu is the fellow who makes a difference in Rowland's life -we never know how much. I wish more had been made of the relationship between Rowland and her daughter. It never becomes clear what their problem really is, and nothing is really resolved. Another exit to the airport ending leaving the viewer with many questions unanswered -very annoying, but overall a good film.


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