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Stanley and Iris
Directed by Martin Ritt
Produced by Arlene Sellers, Allen Winitsky
Written by Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Revatch (screenplay)
Based on the novel Union Street by Pat Barker
Starring Jane Fonda
Robert De Niro
Swoosie Kurtz
Martha Plimpton
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Donald McAlpine
Editing by Sidney Levin
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Released February 9, 1990
Running time 104 min.
Language English
Budget N/A
IMDb profile

Stanley and Iris is a 1990 drama-romance film starring Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch is based of the novel Union Street by Pat Barker. The original music score is composed by John Williams. Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914–December 8, 1990) was an American director, actor, and playwright who worked in both film and theatre. ... Union street is a street in Southwark, London SE1. ... Pat Barker (born May 8, 1943) is an English writer and historian. ... Jane Fonda, 2001 publicity photo Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, producer, and political activist. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro Jr. ... Swoosie Kurtz (born on September 6, 1944, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress. ... Martha Plimpton (3rd from the left) with the Goonies Cast 2001 Reunion Martha Plimpton (born Martha Carradine on November 16, 1970, in New York City) is former model turned actress who was born to famous actor parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. ... Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra during the recording of the score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Donald McAlpine is an Australian cinematographer. ... Leo the Lion in the MGM logo used since 1924, although the version here (with web address) has been in use since 2001. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1990. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... The romance film has as its central plot the beginning, obstruction and eventual, though often tragic, fruition of a romance. ... Jane Fonda, 2001 publicity photo Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, producer, and political activist. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro Jr. ... Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914–December 8, 1990) was an American director, actor, and playwright who worked in both film and theatre. ... Union street is a street in Southwark, London SE1. ... Pat Barker (born May 8, 1943) is an English writer and historian. ... Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra during the recording of the score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ...


Tagline: Some people need love spelled out for them.

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Plot summary

Iris King 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 do not give her much time to grieve. She is sharing her house with her two children, Kelly and Richard, her unemployed sister Sharon, and her thuggish brother-in-law Joe. The tensions at home become even greater when teenage Kelly announces that she is pregnant. One of the few bright spots in her life is her blossoming friendship with Stanley Everett Cox, a nice guy who works in the bakery's cafeteria. However, Iris starts notcing a few odd things about Stanley and it slowly dawns on her that he can not 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 would like her to teach him how to read.


Main cast

Jane Fonda, 2001 publicity photo Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, producer, and political activist. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro Jr. ... Swoosie Kurtz (born on September 6, 1944, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress. ... Martha Plimpton (3rd from the left) with the Goonies Cast 2001 Reunion Martha Plimpton (born Martha Carradine on November 16, 1970, in New York City) is former model turned actress who was born to famous actor parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. ... Jamey Sheridan (born July 12 1951 Pasadena, California) is an American actor. ...

Trivia

  • During the filming in Waterbury, Connecticut, local Vietnam veterans picketed the production protesting Jane Fonda's controversial anti-war activities of a decade and a half earlier.
  • This was actress Jane Fonda's last film before she retired from acting (she returned to the screen 15 years later in the romance comedy Monster-in-Law (2005)).
  • This was director Martin Ritt's last film before his death on December 8, 1990.
  • This film has grossed over $5.816 million in the United States.
  • This film was shot on location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Waterbury, Connecticut.

Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Luketic. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ...

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Stanley and Iris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
Stanley and Iris is a 1990 drama-romance film starring Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, directed by Martin Ritt.
Iris King 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 do not give her much time to grieve.
However, Iris starts notcing a few odd things about Stanley and it slowly dawns on her that he can not read.
Stanley & Iris (1990) - A Review by David Nusair (378 words)
Stanley and Iris is a harmless little romance that's elevated slightly by the charisma of its two stars, Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro.
Though Iris hasn't been in a relationship since her husband dies, she finds herself drawn to a shy cook named Stanley (De Niro).
Stanley and Iris is the kind of film one watches with their grandmother on a rainy Sunday afternoon; it's watchable, all right, but in an almost mind-numbingly toothless and inoffensive manner.
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