Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.

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  1. Carrie Fisher

    Novel, Writer

  2. Mike Nichols


Top Billed Cast

  1. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Suzanne Vale

  2. Shirley MacLaine

    Shirley MacLaine

    Doris Mann

  3. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Jack Faulkner

  4. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Lowell Kolchek

  5. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Doctor Frankenthal

  6. Rob Reiner

    Rob Reiner

    Joe Pierce

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $22,000,000.00

Revenue $39,071,603.00

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Release Information

  • September 12, 1990
    R, Theatrical



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