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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.

Writers:

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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Genres:

Drama

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Deyna: I got a dirty fork again, this is the sixth dirty fork I've had this week.
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Referenced in Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers (2013) See more »

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Well done for the day!
6 December 2009 | by SylSee all my reviews

Meredith Baxter Birney moonlights from her sitcom gig as Elyse Keaton to play Kate, a suburban mother, housewife, and bulimic. This film was well-done on the topic. It shows how a normal person like Kate could eat and binge before self-induced vomiting out in the sink or toilets. I remember watching her going to the store and eating everything in sight and hiding it from her family only to vomit later and say something like something didn't agree with me. When she's caught, she's got to go to rehab and face her bulimia. She does give a good performance as Kate. Baxter was known to moonlight in television movies during her Family Ties years. She wasn't the only one. I always loved watching familiar faces pop up when I least expect it and knowing them from somewhere else. It's a shame that NBC doesn't make movies anymore or comedies.


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