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Stella (1990)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stella Claire
... Ed Munn
... Jenny Claire
... Stephen Dallas
... Janice Morrison
... Mrs. Wilkerson
... Debbie Whitman
... Jim Uptegrove
... Pat Robbins
John Bell ... Bob Morrison
... Jenny (age 3)
... Jenny (age 8)
... Security Guard
Bob Gerchen ... Bartender
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

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Drama | Romance

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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Mãe Stella  »

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Gross USA:

$20,240,128
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1.85 : 1
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The DVD jacket shows Bette Midler images when she played CC Bloom from the 1988 film "Beaches." 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

References The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) See more »

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Written and Performed by Bert Sommer
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GOOD MOVIE!
15 December 2002 | by See 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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