Kate’s Secret (1986)

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Avg Rating: 3.3 / 5. Voted: 22

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Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Starring: Meredith Baxter (Kate), Ben Masters (Jack), Georgann Johnson (Mother), Summer Phoenix (Becky), Tracy Nelson (Patch), Shari Belafonte (Gail)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:27:27
Genres: Eating Disorder, Family

Plot – Spoilers:
Kate, Jack and daughter Becky are your normal ’80s TV-movie family. Jack is on the cusp of becoming partner at his law firm. Kate is blonde, attractive and fit. And daughter Becky seems sweet.

Lurking underneath however, is Kate’s obsession with fitness, staying skinny, her overriding bulimia and the fact that she’s halfway through in handing down her disorders to her daughter.

But the root of all of Kate’s behaviors are her mommy issues that are about to get triggered as her mother drops by on an annual visit.

Kate’s Secret is a nice example of why TV movies are sometimes wrongly looked down upon, when they can be closer home than others.

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March 20, 2023 6:27 pm

This is not the full version.

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April 13, 2021 6:36 pm

Meredith Baxter Birney + Edward Asner = Any 1980s Made for TV movie.

When I was a kid, I wanted badly to impregnate Meredith.

March 6, 2021 10:39 am

If this is one here y’all better upload A Killer Among Friends

March 6, 2021 3:02 am

I think this movie could be good for someone who has never heard of an eating disorder before. Just a very cheesy view of the struggles of someone with bulimia.

Also, I guess I’m glad that they portrayed the rehabilitation facility in such a good light? The way that all of her life problems got solved because she got over her illness was kind of sweet? I mean it’s good to have a good ending once in a while and I’m sure this could help motivate somebody to reach out for help…

I can see my grandma watching this and telling me to watch it after I skip lunch or something…

Not really effed up, not really a good movie either.

March 5, 2021 1:30 pm

i thought she had big boobs? any way, the song “lets whip it” was probably the highlight of the movie @ 10:20.

March 5, 2021 12:17 pm

one of the worst