Stella

Stella

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Director: John Erman, Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado

Cast: John Erman, Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado

     
 

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Bette Midler stars as Stella Claire, a working-class, fun-loving barmaid in northern New York State. A brief affair with handsome Stephen Dallas (Stephen Collins) produces a daughter, Jenny (Trini Alvarado), whom Stella insists upon raising alone, despite Dallas' marriage offer. As the years pass, Stella and Jenny are a happy pair. Stella gives up bartending to sell

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Bette Midler stars as Stella Claire, a working-class, fun-loving barmaid in northern New York State. A brief affair with handsome Stephen Dallas (Stephen Collins) produces a daughter, Jenny (Trini Alvarado), whom Stella insists upon raising alone, despite Dallas' marriage offer. As the years pass, Stella and Jenny are a happy pair. Stella gives up bartending to sell cosmetics, supported by her friend Ed (John Goodman), a bartender developing a crush on her and a problem with alcohol. Dallas has stayed involved with his beloved daughter from afar and is now a urologist in New York City, engaged to a book editor (Marsha Mason). As Jenny reaches adulthood, Stella becomes aware that life with her father would provide her daughter with opportunities that she'd never have otherwise, so she devises a painful, self-sacrificing scheme to drive Jenny from the nest. Although functional as a tearjerker, many of the themes in Stella simply don't make as much sense in a modern age of healthy, fractured families, muting the drama of the tale's earlier versions, specifically Stella Dallas (1937).

Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/1994
UPC:
0012257995039
Original Release:
1989

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Stella Claire
John Goodman Ed Munn
Trini Alvarado Jenny Claire
Stephen Collins Dr. Stephen Dallas
Marsha Mason Janice Morrison
Eileen Brennan Mrs. Wilkerson
Linda Hart Debbie Whitman
Philip Akin Police Officer
Philip Astor Bar Customer

Technical Credits
John Erman Director
Suzanne Benoit Makeup
Michael Bernard Songwriter
Patricia Birch Choreography
Richard Blair Makeup
Bonnie Bruckheimer-Martell Co-producer
Rick Chadock Songwriter
Robert Getchell Screenwriter
Jack Gill Stunts
Jeffrey S. Ginn Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Doug Graham Special Effects
James Hulsey Production Designer
Calvin Lewis Songwriter
Jerrold L. Ludwig Editor
Bob Mills Makeup
Bud Molin Editor
Giorgio Moroder Songwriter
John Morris Score Composer
David V. Picker Producer
Jeff Robert Songwriter
David Rose Songwriter
Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration/Design
Bert Sommer Songwriter
Donna Summer Songwriter

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Stella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding movie. Every mother should see this movie with her daughter. Bett is at her best. You will cry and laugh right to the end.As for all of the men out there,you'll want to see the "dance" that Bett does on top of the bar.This is a heart warming story for people of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi I seen this film many years ago and I love it.Bette is really good and so it the slob john goodman and steven collins. Good thick plot and what you'd do for the love of your children
Anonymous More than 1 year ago