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Unhook the Stars (1996)

Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has ... See full summary »

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Nick Cassavetes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Mildred
Marisa Tomei ... Monica
Gérard Depardieu ... Big Tommy (as Gerard Depardieu)
Jake Lloyd ... J.J.
Moira Kelly ... Ann Mary Margaret
David Sherrill ... Ethan
David Thornton ... Frankie
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Jeannie (as Bridgette Wilson)
Bobby Cooper ... Bernt
Clint Howard ... Gus
David Rowlands David Rowlands ... George (as Dave Rowlands)
Jamie Bozian ... Jason (as James Bozian)
Christy Lenk Christy Lenk ... Miss Mannis
Brittney Lewis Brittney Lewis ... Hospital Receptionist
Vinnie Curto Vinnie Curto ... Danny (as Vinny Curto)
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Storyline

Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has nobody to worry about - but soon becomes involved in the life of Monica, a young mother whose husband has left her to look after her young son J.J.. As the relationship blossoms, Monica teaches Mildred that there is more to life than taking care of others. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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When prim & proper meets wild & crazy get ready to ...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagot az égről See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,258, 3 November 1996

Gross USA:

$234,843
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There are 80+ uses of the "f" word in this film, and almost all of them are said by Marisa Tomei. In fact, 95% of all swear words are said by Tomei. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mildred: [delivering morning newspapers] For the last time... Really the last time...
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You Are so Beautiful
Written by Dennis Wilson, Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
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nice drama,good acting
21 December 2000 | by Sebastian-20See all my reviews

This is a story of a mature woman who gets to take care of a little boy,after her own daughter moves out.The two have a great time,and the woman even becomes friends with the boy's mother, who is completely different from her.The older woman is very proper,but caring and the boy's mother is the wilder type. Then there also is a truck-driver, who is a friend of the wild woman,and he falls in love with the older woman.By that time her life isn't what it used to be anymore!

The acting was very good,especially Marisa Tomei was great as Monica Warren,the little boy's mom! Also I very much liked Gerard Depardieu as the truck-driver,but then again, he is always funny. Jake Lloyd put on a great show too,as "JJ" Warren,and also I liked the acting of daughter Annie (Moira Kelly)!

Overall this is a nice drama/comedy!


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