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Stone Pillow (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 November 1985
In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucille Ball ... Florabelle
Daphne Zuniga ... Carrie Lang
William Converse-Roberts ... Max
Stephen Lang ... Tim
Susan Batson ... Ruby
Anna Maria Horsford ... Collins
Stefan Schnabel ... Mr. Berman
Rebecca Schull ... Mrs. Nelson
Imogene Bliss Imogene Bliss ... Violet
Michael Champagne Michael Champagne ... Supermarket Manager
Gloria Cromwell Gloria Cromwell ... Bus Terminal Matron
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Young Thug
Matthew Locricchio Matthew Locricchio ... Tony
Pat McNamara Pat McNamara ... Daggett
Josephine Nichols Josephine Nichols ... Bag Lady in Ladies' Rm.
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Storyline

In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('Lucille Ball'). Florabelle believes Carrie is runaway and tells her to go to the homeless shelter for help. Carrie stops another woman from stealing Florabelle's cart and gains her dubious trust. So begins Carrie's education in survival on the streets of Manhattan. Florabelle begins to teach Carrie street survival skills such as when threatened act crazy-the crazier the better, drinking vinegar to toughen the feet and innards, which garbage cans are good to go through for food, and where to find places to sleep and for warmth. This movie makes an effort to investigate the plight of the homeless and what avenues can be taken to help them to help themselves. Written by tonileigh58@yahoo.com

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Before You Judge Her... Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stone Pillow See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaylord Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On her sitcoms, Lucy's version of 'little old ladies' (or 'bag ladies') were always presented as a romanticized and somewhat cartoonish version of aging and poverty. For "Stone Pillow," Lucille Ball had a hand in Florabelle's make-up and costume design. See more »

Goofs

A grocery bag from "Publix" is clearly visible in Florabelle's cart. There is not now, nor has there ever been a Publix store in or around New York. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Berman: [about his drug store] The landlord raised the rent and I lost my lease.
Florabelle: Where will you go?
Mr. Berman: Where everybody goes to die - Florida.
Florabelle: It's nice and warm there, anyways.
Mr. Berman: Feh! I hate it. Nobody's under a hundred. I call it 'the last resort'.
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Crazy Credits

Over the final credits, Carrie drives Florabelle to a run-down little cottage with a garden. Flora digs her hands into the soil with smile on her face. See more »

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Why have they locked it away in some dusty film vault?
11 February 2004 | by robjo79See all my reviews

The one and only time I saw this film on UK television was in 1989 when it was (suddenly) shown as a tribute to Lucille Ball following her death. Most men are not supposed to get emotional, but I am not Most men! This film must be released on video and/or DVD without further delay. Superb in every way!


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