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Kate's Secret (1986)

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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Denise DeGarmo (teleplay), Susan Seeger (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Ben Masters ... Jack Stark
Georgann Johnson ... Faith
Tracy Nelson ... Patch Reed
Shari Belafonte ... Gail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Leslie Bevis ... Monica Fields
Edward Asner ... Dr. Resnick
Mackenzie Phillips ... Deyna
Summer Phoenix ... Becky Stark
Sharon Spelman ... Liz Reed
Mindy Seeger ... Markie
Isabel Grandin Isabel Grandin ... Dot
Liz Torres ... Laura
Gwynne Gilford ... Lorna
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Megan
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A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Kate See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Deyna: I got a dirty fork again, this is the sixth dirty fork I've had this week.
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Excellent education movie on Bulimia
27 June 1999 | by lyndafulSee all my reviews

This movie tells the story of Kate, a beautiful housewife and mother who's constantly exercising, and eating lightly, but who goes on binges for food and desserts. She then goes and "gets rid" of the food in her stomach. Her secret is finally disclosed when she's driving her little girl home from scouts, and she passes out while driving. Her little girl is fine, but the doctor discovers that Kate is bulimic, and tells her husband about her condition, Kate has many battles trying to overcome her problem in the clinic for anorexia and bulimic women, but finally gets on the road to recovery. Meredith Baxter was fabulous as Kate!


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