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Unhook the Stars
     

Unhook the Stars

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Director: Nick Cassavetes,

Cast: Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gérard Depardieu

 

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The great overlooked actress Gena Rowlands was cast in the starring role of Mildred in this film directed by her son, Nick Cassavetes. Rowlands appeared in several of John Cassavetes's remarkable films, notably A Woman Under the Influence. Mildred is a wealthy widow who lives with her daughter Ann Mary Margaret (Moira Kelly), who is constantly angry with her.

Overview

The great overlooked actress Gena Rowlands was cast in the starring role of Mildred in this film directed by her son, Nick Cassavetes. Rowlands appeared in several of John Cassavetes's remarkable films, notably A Woman Under the Influence. Mildred is a wealthy widow who lives with her daughter Ann Mary Margaret (Moira Kelly), who is constantly angry with her. Ann Mary moves out, and the void in Mildred's life is soon filled when she takes over babysitting J.J. (Jake Lloyd, the future young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace). J.J. is the son of neighbor Monica (Marisa Tomei), who needs someone to watch him because she has taken a job after being abandoned by her abusive husband Frankie (David Sherrill). Mildred becomes J.J.'s surrogate mother, doting on him. One night, Monica takes Mildred to a local bar, where they meet a Canadian trucker named Big Tommy (Gerard Depardieu). Big Tommy turns out to be a sweet guy with a yen for older women, and a romance begins between the two of them. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2012
UPC:
0096009781194
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:45:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gena Rowlands Mildred
Marisa Tomei Monica
Gérard Depardieu Big Tommy
Jake Lloyd J.J.
Moira Kelly Ann Mary Margaret
Tom Proctor Duncan
David Sherrill Ethan
David Thornton Frankie
Bridgette Wilson Actor

Technical Credits
Nick Cassavetes Director,Screenwriter
Bernard Bouix Executive Producer
Helen Caldwell Screenwriter
René Cleitman Producer
Steven Hufsteter Score Composer
Gilbert Marouani Musical Direction/Supervision
Petra Von Oelffen Editor
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer,Production Designer
Lonnie Sill Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Unhook the Stars
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [15:40]

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Unhook the Stars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of this film caught my eye. I just watched it on the IFC(Independent Film Channel). A ture salt of the earth film, makes you realize life does not have to have a happy ending to be good-life is just life. Struggle and heartache give you strength....a good file all around...watch it if you can...