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Stella (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2 February 1990 (USA)
Chronicling a strong, but eccentric woman's devoted relationship to her daughter through the years.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Olive Higgins Prouty (novel), Robert Getchell (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Stella Claire
John Goodman ... Ed Munn
Trini Alvarado ... Jenny Claire
Stephen Collins ... Stephen Dallas
Marsha Mason ... Janice Morrison
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Wilkerson
Linda Hart ... Debbie Whitman
Ben Stiller ... Jim Uptegrove
William McNamara ... Pat Robbins
John Bell John Bell ... Bob Morrison
Ashley Peldon ... Jenny (age 3)
Alisan Porter ... Jenny (age 8)
Kenneth Kimmins ... Security Guard
Bob Gerchen Bob Gerchen ... Bartender
Willie Rosario Willie Rosario ... Dancing Waiter
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Storyline

Stella is determined, courageous, vulgar, unfashionable...and all her daughter has. Through the trials of teenagehood, to the problems of adulthood, Stella will do anything for Jenny...ending in an selfless, unforgettable sacrifice. Written by Jennifer Valley

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe Stella See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,240,128
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The third movie based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. Samuel Goldwyn produced the silent movie, Stella Dallas (1925), and the first sound version, Stella Dallas (1937), starring Barbara Stanwyck. His son, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. produced Stella (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Ed leaves Stella's in a huff on Christmas Eve, he slams the front door and the wreath falls off. However, when Stella says goodbye to Jenny, the wreath is hanging up again. See more »

Quotes

Stella Claire: I read them women's magazines, you know? The ones that tell you how to get a better life. They say, "Go in a new direction." I wanna say, "Where's the door? I'll go but where's the goddamn door?"
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Idler
Written and Performed by Steve Hunter
Courtesy of URS Records/MCA Records
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GOOD MOVIE!
15 December 2002 | by kkdi1See all my reviews

I think this movie is wonderful. Bette Midler truly makes you feel the pain you may go through when making the right choices for your children. This is one of my favorite tear jerker movies. My mother and I always watch it together at least once a year!


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