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How Stella Got Her Groove Back Details


Terry McMillan and Ron Bass wrote this screenplay based on McMillan's semi-autobiographical best-selling novel (over 2,000,000 copies in print before the release of this film). San Francisco stockbroker Stella (Angela Bassett), a 40-year-old divorcee, has a nice Marin County home and an 11-year-old son, Quincy (Michael J. Pagan). With Quincy off to see his dad, Stella and her best friend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) vacation in Jamaica, where she meets sexy, good-looking Winston Shakespeare (Taye Diggs). He's the man of her dreams in every way except one -- he's half her age. Even so, a romance develops. Grammy Award-winning songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis supervised the film's music and produced the R&B-slanted soundtrack album. Shown at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival (NY). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:August 14, 1998


Angela Bassett
as Stella
Taye Diggs
as Winston Shakespeare
Regina King
as Vanessa
Whoopi Goldberg
as Delilah
Suzzanne Douglas
as Angela
Michael J. Pagan
as Quincy
Barry "Shabaka" Henley
as Buddy
Lee Weaver
as Nate
Glynn Turman
as Dr. Shakespeare
Phyllis Stickney
as Mrs. Shakespeare
Lou Myers
as Uncle Ollie
James Pickens, Jr.
as Walter
Carl Lumbly
as Judge Boyle


Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Deborah Schindler
Ronald Bass
Terry McMillan
Book Author
Terry McMillan
Jeffrey Jur
Michel Colombier
Composer (Music Score)
George Bowers
Chester Kaczenski
Production Designer
Marc Dabe
Art Director
Ronald Bass
Executive Producer
Jennifer Ogden
Executive Producer
Terry McMillan
Executive Producer
Christopher S. Nushawg
Set Designer
Judi Giovanni
Set Designer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
Susumu Tokunow
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Danton
First Assistant Director
Francine Maisler