Stella

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1994
  • UPC: 012257995039
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Format: VHS

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
John Bell Bob Morrison
George Buza George
Matthew Cowles Sid
Eve Crawford Janice's Secretary
Glynis Davies Mrs. Douglas
Tedd Dillon Freddie
Jane Dingle Bingo Winner
Jayne Eastwood Nurse
Megan Gallivan Preppy Girl
Bob Gerchen Bartender
Charles Gray Parent at PTA
Michael Hogan Billy
Christian Hoover Bar Customer
Elva Mai Hoover Mrs. Hough
Eric Keenleyside Wendell
Ken Kimmins Security Guard
John Kozak Mr. Wilkerson
Terrence Langevin Bingo Announcer
Elizabeth Lennie Airline Reservation Clerk
Justin Louis Cocaine Dealer
Todd Louiso Preppy Boy
Peter MacNeill Bobby
Sam Malkin Man in Theatre
Rob McClure Stephen's Friend
Dwayne McLean Tom
William McNamara Pat Robbins
Jeff Nichols Preppy Boy
Ashley Peldon Jenny, Age 3
Alisan Porter Jenny, Age 8
Jayne Rager Preppy Girl
Catherine Robbin Leider Singer
Rex Robbins Minister
Willie Rosario Dancing Waiter
James Shannon Teenage Heckler
Ben Stiller Jim Uptegrove
Ron White Tony De Banza
Technical Credits
John Erman Director
Suzanne Benoit Makeup
Michael Bernard Songwriter
Pat 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 Jr. 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
Michelle Phillips Songwriter
John Phillips Songwriter
David V. Picker Producer
Jeff Robert Songwriter
David Rose Songwriter
Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration/Design
Bert Sommer Songwriter
Donna Summer Songwriter
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Andrew Wright Songwriter
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A mother/daughter love story

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must see

    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

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    Posted May 7, 2010

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