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How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R
124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she ...See moreStella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive. Written by John Deming See less
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Terry McMillan (novel) (screenplay) | Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass)
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$20,000,000
Opening weekend
$11,318,919
Gross (US & Canada)
$37,672,941
Gross (World)
$39,278,722
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Release date
Aug 14, 1998 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Angela Bassett
Stella Payne Stella Payne   See fewer
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Taye Diggs
Winston Shakespeare Winston Shakespeare   See fewer
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Whoopi Goldberg
Delilah Abraham Delilah Abraham   See fewer
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Regina King
Vanessa Vanessa   See fewer
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Michael J. Pagan
Quincy Payne Quincy Payne   See fewer
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Sicily Johnson
Chantel (as Sicily) Chantel (as Sicily)   See fewer
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Glynn Turman
Dr. Shakespeare Dr. Shakespeare   See fewer
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Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Mrs. Shakespeare Mrs. Shakespeare   See fewer
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Denise Hunt
Ms. Thang Ms. Thang   See fewer
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James Pickens Jr.
Walter Payne Walter Payne   See fewer
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Philip Casnoff
Kennedy Kennedy   See fewer
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Lou Myers
Uncle Ollie Uncle Ollie   See fewer
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D'Army Bailey
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Art Metrano
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Carl Lumbly
Judge Spencer Boyle Judge Spencer Boyle   See fewer
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Phina Oruche
Leslie James Leslie James   See fewer
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Tenny Miller
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Andrew Palmer
Buffet Server Buffet Server   See fewer
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Harold Dawkins
Upbeaters Band Upbeaters Band   See fewer
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Kenneth Buckford
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Simon Street
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Craig Blake
Winston's Friend Winston's Friend   See fewer
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Elisabeth Granli
Girl in Jamaica Commercial Girl in Jamaica Commercial   See fewer
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Steve Danton
Man in Commercial Man in Commercial   See fewer
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Elly McGuire
Stella's Friend Stella's Friend   See fewer
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Selma McPherson
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Fern Ward
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Greg Bronson
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Lucinda Chrisman
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Jan Citron
Woman on the Gurney (uncredited) Woman on the Gurney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leroy Edwards III
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Victor Garber
Isaac (uncredited) Isaac (uncredited)   See fewer
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David C. Waite
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5.7 / 10 | 6,391 votes