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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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

4 September 1996 (France) 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$234,843, 23 February 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, Marisa Tomei played Dinosaurs with Jake Lloyd on the set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mildred: [delivering morning newspapers] For the last time... Really the last time...
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Soundtracks

Wilma
Written by Angela McClusky, Paul Cantelon, Scott Roewe, David Shaw, Thaddeus Corea
Performed by Wild Colonials
Courtesy of DGC Records
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A pure delight from a director who doesn't get in the way of a good drama.
26 January 2002 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

Gena plays a suburban widow who comes at a crossroad in life. To help her along the journey is her two children who have their own problems to deal with. There is also the loud mouth mother and her little boy from across the road as well as the loving French truck driver who romances her. All of this brings a new meaning to her life and we the audience get to journey with her.


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