How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Angela Bassett Actor Stella 1 1000001
Whoopi Goldberg Actor Delilah 1 1000002
Regina King Actor Vanessa 1 1000003
Suzzanne Douglas Actor Angela 1 1000004
Taye Diggs Actor Winston Shakespeare 1 1000005
Michael Pagan Actor Quincy 1 1000006
Sicily Sewell Actor Chantel 1 1000007
Richard Lawson Actor Jack 1 1000008
Barry Henley Actor Buddy 1 1000009
Lee Weaver Actor Nate 1 1000010
Glynn Turman Actor Doctor Shakespeare 1 1000011
Phyllis Stickney Actor Mrs Shakespeare 1 1000012
Lou Myers Actor Uncle Ollie 1 1000013
James Pickens Actor Walter 1 1000014
Carl Lumbly Actor Judge Boyle 1 1000015
Denise Hunt Actor Ms Thang 1 1000016
Lisa Hanna Actor Abby 1 1000017
Philip Casnoff Actor Kennedy 1 1000018
D'Army Bailey Actor Minister 1 1000019
Art Metrano Actor Doctor Steinberg 1 1000020
Phina Oruche Actor Leslie 1 1000021
Tenny Miller Actor Kitchen Worker 1 1000022
Andrew Palmer Actor Buffet Server 1 1000023
Harold Dawkins Actor Band Member--The Upbeaters 1 1000024
Kenneth Buckford Actor Band Member--The Upbeaters 1 1000025
Simon Street Actor Band Member--The Upbeaters 1 1000026
Craig Blake Actor Winston's Friend 1 1000027
Elisabeth Granli Actor Girl in Jamaica Commercial 1 1000028
Steve Danton Actor Man in Commercial 1 1000029
Elly McGuire Actor Stella's Friend 1 1000030
Selma McPherson Actor Friends at Party 1 1000031
Fern Ward Actor Friends at Party 1 1000032
Kevin Sullivan Director n/a 2 2000001
Deborah Schindler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Terry McMillan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Ron Bass Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jennifer Ogden Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Ron Bass Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Terry McMillan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Terry McMillan Source Material (from novel) ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back") 120793 4000003
Dwight Williams Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Jennifer Ogden Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Natalie Thompson Unit Production Manager (Jamaica) 182 5000003
Steve Danton Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Donald Sparks Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Seth Edelstein Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Angela Barnes Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
John Riley Assistant Director (Jamaica) 163 5000008
Ian Williams Assistant Director (Jamaica) 163 5000009
P Coe Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000010
Antoinette Levine Location Manager n/a 193 5000011
Peter Packer Location Manager (Jamaica) 193 5000012
Renata Schneuer-Barnett Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000013
Pamela Alch Script Supervisor (Jamaica) 191 5000014
Laura Stuart Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000015
Montez Monroe Production Coordinator (Jamaica) 162 5000016
Jeffrey Jur Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Don Devine Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Richard Lannaman Camera Operator (Jamaica) 239 6000003
David Norris Camera Operator Westcam operator 239 6000004
Guy Bee Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000005
Kirk Gardner Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000006
George Bowers Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Kulczycki Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000002
Michel Colombier Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dann Huff Music guitar 120781 8000002
John Patitucci Music fretless bass 120781 8000003
Andy Narell Music steel drums 120781 8000004
Mick Guzauski Music music recorder & mixer 120781 8000005
Jeffrey Schindler Music Conductor conductor 120818 8000006
Chris McGeary Music Editor n/a 214 8000007
Tom Kramer Music Editor n/a 214 8000008
Toots Thielemans Performer harmonica 120819 8000009
Michael Fisher Performer percussion 120819 8000010
James Harris Song songs("Free Again" "Make My Body Hot" "The Art of Seduction" "Dance for Me" "Beautiful" "Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')" "Never Say Never Again" "Your Home Is in My Heart (Stella's Love Theme)") 120859 8000011
Terry Lewis Song songs("Free Again" "Make My Body Hot" "The Art of Seduction" "Dance for Me" "Makes Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')" "Beautiful" "Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')" "Never Say Never Again" "Let Me Have You" "Your Home Is in My Heart ( 120859 8000012
Caron Wheeler Song n/a 120859 8000013
Beresford Romeo Song ("Free Again") 120859 8000014
Jimmy Jam Song song arranger("Free Again" "Make My Body Hot" "Makes Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')" "Beautiful" "Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')" "Never Say Never Again" "Let Me Have You" "Your Home Is in My Heart (Stella's Love Theme)") 120859 8000015
Autry DeWalt Song ("Shotgun") 120859 8000016
Bob Marley Song songs("Put It On" "Could You Be Loved") 120859 8000018
James Brown Song n/a 120859 8000019
Nat Brown Song ("Ain't That a Groove") 120859 8000020
Brent Dowe Song ("Rivers of Babylon") 120859 8000021
Frank Farian Song ("Rivers of Babylon") 120859 8000022
Trevor MacNaughton Song ("Rivers of Babylon") 120859 8000023
George Reyam Song ("Rivers of Babylon") 120859 8000024
James Wright Song songs("Make My Body Hot" "Never Say Never Again") 120859 8000025
Diana King Song n/a 120859 8000026
Max Elliott Song ("The Art of Seduction") 120859 8000027
Kevin Ford Song n/a 120859 8000028
Moses Davis Song ("Make Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')") 120859 8000029
Christopher Rios Song ("Make Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')") 120859 8000030
Michael Hutchence Song songs("Make Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')" "Need You Tonight") 120859 8000031
Andrew Farriss Song songs("Make Me Sweat (contains 'Need You Tonight')" "Need You Tonight") 120859 8000032
Mary Blige Song n/a 120859 8000033
Bosco Kante Song ("Fly Girl Jazz Hop") 120859 8000034
Tracy Robinson Song ("Fly Girl Jazz Hop") 120859 8000035
Orville Burrell Song ("Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')") 120859 8000036
Alexander Richbourg Song ("Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')") 120859 8000037
R Hammond Song songs("Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')" "Impeach the President (contains 'Ooh Boy')") 120859 8000038
Norman Whitfield Song songs("Luv Me Luv Me (contains 'Impeach the President')" "Ooh Boy") 120859 8000039
Frankie Beverly Song n/a 120859 8000040
Marvin Gaye Song n/a 120859 8000041
Rupert Holmes Song ("Escape to Jamaica") 120859 8000042
Marion Hall Song ("Escape to Jamaica") 120859 8000043
George Clinton Song ("Flash Light") 120859 8000044
Bootsy Collins Song ("Flash Light") 120859 8000045
Bernard Worrell Song ("Flash Light") 120859 8000046
Stevie Wonder Song n/a 120859 8000047
Wyclef Jean Song n/a 120859 8000048
Jerry Duplessis Song ("Mastablasta '98 (contains 'Falling Like Dominoes')") 120859 8000049
H Clayton Song ("Falling Like Dominoes") 120859 8000050
Me'Shell Ndegeocello Song n/a 120859 8000053
Oleta Adams Song Performer feature score vocalist 120788 8000054
Caron Wheeler Song Performer ("Free Again") 120788 8000055
Soul II Soul Song Performer ("Free Again") 120788 8000056
James Brown Song Performer ("Ain't That a Groove") 120788 8000059
Diana King Song Performer ("Make My Body Hot") 120788 8000061
Maxi Priest Song Performer ("The Art of Seduction") 120788 8000062
Kevin Ford Song Performer ("Dance for Me") 120788 8000063
Rufus Blaq Song Performer ("Dance for Me") 120788 8000064
Mary Blige Song Performer ("Beautiful") 120788 8000066
Frankie Beverly Song Performer ("Golden Time of Day") 120788 8000070
Marvin Gaye Song Performer ("Got to Give It Up") 120788 8000072
K-CI Song Performer ("Never Say Never Again") 120788 8000073
Nadine Sutherland Song Performer ("Escape to Jamaica") 120788 8000075
Parliament-Funkadelic Song Performer ("Flash Light") 120788 8000076
Stevie Wonder Song Performer ("Mastablasta '98 (contains 'Falling Like Dominoes')") 120788 8000077
Wyclef Jean Song Performer ("Mastablasta '98 (contains 'Falling Like Dominoes')") 120788 8000078
Donald Byrd Song Performer ("Falling Like Dominoes") 120788 8000079
Me'Shell Ndegeocello Song Performer ("Let Me Have You") 120788 8000080
Boyz Men Song Performer ("Your Home Is in My Heart (Stella's Love Theme')") 120788 8000081
Chante Moore Song Performer ("Your Home Is in My Heart (Stella's Love Theme')") 120788 8000082
Brenda Russell Theme Lyrics score lyrics 120861 8000083
Chester Kaczenski Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Judi Giovanni Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Marc Dabe Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Christopher Nushawg Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Eric Orbom Set Designer n/a 202 9000005
Chris Buchinsky Storyboard Artist storyboard illustrator 199 9000006
Francine Maisler Casting n/a 179 10000001
Cecile Burrowes Casting (Jamiaca) 179 10000002
Ruth Carter Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jacqueline Gareave Hair hair artist(Jamaica) 120794 13000002
Judy Murdock Makeup department head makeup 353 13000003
Joseph Regina Makeup key makeup 353 13000004
Jene Fielder Makeup body makeup 353 13000005
Karen Davis Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000006
David Lucarelli ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000001
Andrea Horta ADR Editor n/a 220 14000002
Lisa Levine ADR Editor n/a 220 14000003
Charleen Richards ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000004
Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting n/a 2515 14000005
Ted Caplan Foley foley supervisor 120961 14000006
Alicia Stevenson Foley foley walker 120961 14000007
Paul Stevenson Foley foley walker 120961 14000008
Dawn Fintor Foley foley walker 120961 14000009
Donald Sylvester Foley Editor n/a 221 14000010
David Betancourt Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000011
Carrie Cashman Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000012
Gil Morales Rerecording recording 120995 14000013
James Bolt Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000014
Rick Hart Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000015
Christian Minkler Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000016
Stanley Kastner Rerecording re-recording 120995 14000017
Steven Williams Sound Editor n/a 229 14000018
Victor Iorillo Sound Editor n/a 229 14000019
Craig Berkey Sound Editor n/a 229 14000020
Susumu Tokunow Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000021
Russell Clark Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Angelo Rivers Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Richard Buckler Special Effects Foreman n/a 250 23000001
John Hartigan Special Effects (Ultimate Effects Coordinator) 168 23000002
Paul Sokol Other technician(Ultimate Effects/special effects) 120795 26000001
George Paine Other technician(Ultimate Effects/special effects) 120795 26000002
Frank Cummings Other Stella's vessels and furniture 120795 26000003
Julia Walker Other co-depatment head(hair) 120795 26000004
Sterfon Demings Other co-depatment head(hair) 120795 26000005
Eric Persing Other synth programmer 120795 26000006
Ralph Morrison Other concert master 120795 26000007
Edie Lehmann-Boddicker Other choir master 120795 26000008
Tim Gomillion Other recordist 120795 26000009
Tracy Bolt Other recordist 120795 26000010
Anna Fuson Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Synopsis
Stella, a divorced Black woman in her 40s takes some time off work and travels to Jamaica while her son spends time with his father. While she is successful in her high-powered job, her love life is non-existant and her friend Delilah persuades her to take a rare vacation in order to relax. There she meets and falls in love with Winston, who is half her age. When Winston takes a time-consuming job, Stella returns home, only to discover she has lost her job. She returns to Jamaica, finding that Winston is in fact much richer than he has let on, but is then called to New York, where Delilah is ill. Winston follows her to New York and the two try to decide if their relationship can work.