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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this socially conscious drama with romantic overtones, Iris (Jane Fonda) is a working mother with a job at a large commercial bakery who is still getting over the death of her husband, though her circumstances don't give her much time to grieve. She's sharing her house with her two children, Kelly (Martha Plimpton) and Richard (Harley Cross); her unemployed sister, Sharon (Swoosie Kurtz); and her thuggish brother-in-law. The tensions at home become even greater when the teenaged Kelly announces that she's pregnant. One of the few bright spots in Iris' life is her blossoming friendship with Stanley (Robert De Niro), a nice guy who works in the bakery's cafeteria. However, Iris starts noticing a few odd things about Stanley and it slowly dawns on her that he can't read. When the boss figures this out, Stanley loses his job -- an especially troubling development, as Stanley has just had to put his father in a retirement home. Homeless and out of work, Stanley turns to Iris with a special request -- he'd like her to teach him how to read. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 9, 1990

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Iris King
Robert De Niro
as Stanley Everett Cox
Swoosie Kurtz
as Sharon
Martha Plimpton
as Kelly King
Harley Cross
as Richard King
Jamey Sheridan
as Joe
Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.
as Leonides Cox
Bob Aaron
as Bakery Foreman
Michael Blackburn
as Kid
Zohra Lampert
as Elaine
Loretta Devine
as Bertha
Julie Garfield
as Belinda
Karen Ludwig
as Melissa
Kathy Kinney
as Bernice
Laurel Lyle
as Muriel
Mary Testa
as Joanne
Katherine Cortez
as Jan
Stephen Root
as Mr. Hershey
Eddie Jones
as Mr. Hagen
Fred J. Scollay
as Mr. Delancey
Dortha Duckworth
as Librarian
Jack Gill
as Pursenatcher
Gordon Masten
as Oscar Roebuck
Richard Blackburn
as Park Ranger
Conrad Bergschneider
as Apple Picker Foreman
Guy Sanvido
as Man in Car
Paul Horruzey
as Kid
Gerry Quigley
as Bellhop
Bob Aaron
as Bakery Foreman
Katherine Cortez
as Jan
Mary Testa
as Joanne
Loretta Devine
as Bertha
Gerry Quigley
as Bellhop
Eddie Jones
as Mr. Hagen
Dortha Duckworth
as Librarian
Zohra Lampert
as Elaine
Richard Blackburn
as Park Ranger
Gordon Masten
as Oscar Roebuck
Laurel Lyle
as Muriel
Kathy Kinney
as Bernice
Fred J. Scollay
as Mr. Delancey
Michael Blackburn
as Kid
Paul Horruzey
as Kid
Karen Ludwig
as Melissa
Stephen Root
as Mr. Hershey
Julie Garfield
as Belinda
Guy Sanvido
as Man in Car
Conrad Bergschneider
as Apple Picker Foreman
Jack Gill
as Pursenatcher

Crew

Martin Ritt
Director
Harriet Frank, Jr.
Screenwriter
Irving Ravetch
Screenwriter
Donald M. McAlpine
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Sid Levin
Editor
Joel Schiller
Production Designer
Alicia Keywan
Art Director
Arlene Sellers
Co-producer
Alex Winitsky
Co-producer
Jim Van Wyck
Associate Producer
Patrick Palmer
Executive Producer
Steve Shewchuk
Set Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Trifunovich
Special Effects
Jack Gill
Stunts
Michael MacDonald
Production Manager
Mickey Scott
Makeup
Suzanne Benoit
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