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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  4 May 2003 (USA)
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A failing star is faced with a life-style change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »

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Tom Stone
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Jane Bertish ...
Karen's Secretary
Tara Lynne O'Neill ...
Angel Hunter
Salvatore Lazzaro ...
Barber
Sara James ...
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Riccardo Sardonè ...
Marco (as Riccardo Sadroné)
Dona Granata ...
Mama Pepisco
Aldo Signoretti ...
Papa Pepisco
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A failing star is faced with a life-style change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by an aging contessa. Each contact spirals further out of control until she becomes obsessed with one young man, who initially treats her well, but then with disdain. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Trivia

In one scene, Mrs Stone pretends to an American tourist that she is dying of uterine cancer. Ironically, this is precisely the disease that killed co-star Anne Bancroft two years later. See more »

Goofs

When Paolo takes off his shirt in the car, the blue tattoo on his chest shows through the makeup intended to conceal it. See more »

Quotes

Karen Stone: You know, Americans aren't as romantic as their motion pictures.
Contessa: [after Mrs. Stone has walked on, not able to hear Contessa's reply] What a pity they aren't.
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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Strange Fascination
Written and Produced by John Altman
Performed by Joan Viskant
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Rodrigos character misunderstood by some.
5 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know of what social class Rodrigo Santoros character had been before the war but I do know Mussolini did favor the aristocratic crowd prior to the war, causing the middle class Italian to increasingly fear and hate him. I do remember my grandmother talking about his breaking up the unions and doing everything to help the wealthy. Santoro did not need to speak, his expressions and his eyes spoke for him. I don't believe he was anyone to be feared. He was homeless and hungry and probably ill. This wealthy lady represented life and survival to him, but how was he to catch her eye when he had nothing at all to offer but himself? The night that she was standing outside the restaurant and jumped at him demanding to know what he wanted from her showed us she had nothing to fear from him. He backed away and appeared as if he was about to cry. When she finally threw him the keys his eyes filled with hope as if the gates of heaven had been open to him. I believe he went to her, not to harm her but with the hope of becoming a very devoted companion to her. That in their union he would survive and she would not be lonely anymore.


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