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Kate's Secret (1986)

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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Denise DeGarmo (teleplay), Susan Seeger (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Ben Masters ... Jack Stark
Georgann Johnson ... Faith
Tracy Nelson ... Patch Reed
Shari Belafonte ... Gail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Leslie Bevis ... Monica Fields
Edward Asner ... Dr. Resnick
Mackenzie Phillips ... Deyna
Summer Phoenix ... Becky Stark
Sharon Spelman ... Liz Reed
Mindy Seeger ... Markie
Isabel Grandin Isabel Grandin ... Dot
Liz Torres ... Laura
Gwynne Gilford ... Lorna
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Megan
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A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Kate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Deyna: I got a dirty fork again, this is the sixth dirty fork I've had this week.
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This was in my opinion an excellent and educational movie!
30 September 2005 | by baby-59See all my reviews

Meredith Baxter Birney who played Kate was excellent. It showed her as a closet bulimic. She is so into having a perfect body. She is constantly exercising, running, watching her calories during the day, but when she's starved herself too much, she ends up binging on food secretly at night at her home, or going out to one fast food place to another gorging on burgers, fries and anything she can get her hands on. She even has her little daughter exercising and waters down her daughter's juice to curb HER calories. It takes a toll on her body and she has some dizzy and fainting spells along with a car crash while she's transporting her daughter. Her husband has never caught on about her secret. Finally she is found out about. This is an excellent movie. Meredith Baxter Birney is the best!


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