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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
... Jack Stark
... Faith
... Patch Reed
... Gail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
... Monica Fields
... Dr. Resnick
... Deyna
... Becky Stark
... Liz Reed
... Markie
Isabel Grandin ... Dot
... Laura
... Lorna
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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17 November 1986 (USA)  »

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El secreto de Kate  »

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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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Excellent education movie on Bulimia
27 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie tells the story of Kate, a beautiful housewife and mother who's constantly exercising, and eating lightly, but who goes on binges for food and desserts. She then goes and "gets rid" of the food in her stomach. Her secret is finally disclosed when she's driving her little girl home from scouts, and she passes out while driving. Her little girl is fine, but the doctor discovers that Kate is bulimic, and tells her husband about her condition, Kate has many battles trying to overcome her problem in the clinic for anorexia and bulimic women, but finally gets on the road to recovery. Meredith Baxter was fabulous as Kate!


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