6.6/10
140
8 user 1 critic

Stanley's Gig (2000)

An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Calling I (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The Leroy Jenkins Story, following the controversial life of evangelist Leroy Jenkins

Director: Damian Chapa
Stars: Damian Chapa, Robert Wagner, Faye Dunaway
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

As the 19th century draws to an end London is a city ravaged by poverty, class warfare, disease and unspeakable crime. Amidst the chaos is Catherine Ringward, a beautiful young woman, who ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen
Stars: Paul Rhys, Emily Raymond, Malcolm McDowell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The story revolves around Jared, a struggling writer haunted by a tragic past, who is pushed to the breaking point with fatal consequences. Fact and fiction explosively collide when he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Freedman
Stars: Ethan Kennemer, Michael Phenicie, Tony Goldwyn
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Willful young Jennifer Cassi travels to South America to claim the inheritance of her recently deceased twin sister Johanna's house. While there Jennifer must contend with her eccentric ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Gina Philips, Duilio Marzio
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Celentano
Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Steven Brand, Agata Gotova
Flick (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Memphis cop Lieutenant McKenzie is called in to investigate a series of strange deaths and weird sightings following the resurrection of a murder victim from the 1950s (a local boy) who is ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard
Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Ricci Harnett, Esme Coles
Rain (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A musical prodigy comes to grips with her true past and real identity. Raised by an African American family, she learns that she is actually the daughter of a white socialite who had paid her step-family to raise her as their own.

Director: Craig DiBona
Stars: Brooklyn Sudano, Robert Loggia, Faye Dunaway
La rabbia (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young director, lives with a girl. His only aim is to leave a footstep of his presence on this world realizing a film.

Director: Louis Nero
Stars: Franco Nero, Nico Rogner, Giorgio Albertazzi
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.

Director: Manuel Lombardero
Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Miguel Ángel García, Faye Dunaway
El padrino (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Chapa
Stars: Damian Chapa, Sal Lopez, Emilio Rivera
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.

Director: Martin Guigui
Stars: Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Ian Somerhalder
Last Goodbye (2004)
Drama | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A confusing intermingling of individuals, drunk office worker, vampire slayer actress, rock band members, runaway teenage girl, father, whiskey drinking preacher etc., whose lives are somehow connected.

Director: Jacob Gentry
Stars: Clementine Ford, Liam Dunaway O'Neill, Christopher Rydell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Stanley Myer
...
Eleanor Whitney
...
Leila
...
Abe Cohen
Paul Benjamin ...
Teddy Branson
...
Russell Branson
Ian Whitcomb ...
Smiling Jack
...
Joshua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Barish ...
Sarah
...
Grace
...
Record Store Clerk
...
Jules (as William Erwin)
Jim Ishida ...
Byron Fujisaki
Rodney Kageyama ...
Jeff Fujisaki (as Rodney Kegeyama)
...
Steve
Edit

Storyline

An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ins Leben zurück  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unique interesting movie
23 August 2004 | by (modesto, ca) – See all my reviews

I always look for cute, interesting movies on Sundays. This is one of the best. The title character - Stanley is a quirky guy who plays the ukulele and sings. He needs a job and finds one as the recreational therapist at a retirement home. All of the characters have their own story which this movie tells each story in their own way and ties up any lose ends by the end of the movie - one of my personal pet peeves is don't introduce a storyline you aren't prepared to complete. Anyway, the acting is good - loved Marla Gibbs she was so good that you really didn't see Marla Gibbs - she was Elenor Whitney. The ukulele music was right in tune with the quirky movie, but the blues music sung by Marla Gibbs was sublime. Well worth watching a couple of times.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?