Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.05 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Kate's Secret (1986)

Meredith Baxter , Shari Belafonte , Arthur Allan Seidelman  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

List Price: $20.95
Price: $15.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.02 (24%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Sept. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
DVD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com. [Learn more]

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Kate's Secret + Betrayed: A Story of Three Women
Price for both: $20.64

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Meredith Baxter, Shari Belafonte, Ben Masters, Georgann Johnson, Tracy Nelson
  • Directors: Arthur Allan Seidelman
  • Producers: Stephanie Austin
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: SPHE
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007Q0JI3M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,532 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Meredith Baxter (TV's "Family Ties" and "Bridget Loves Bernie") plays the wife who seems to have everything in this made-for-TV-movie, which illuminates the problem of bulimia. In fitness-obsessed Southern California, Kate Stark struggles to hide her eating disorder, characterized by a psychological need to binge eat and purge, from her husband (Ben Masters), best friend (Shari Belafonte), and everyone around her who could help her fight this life-threatening illness. When finally confronted by the seriousness of her situation, Kate encounters the caring Dr. Resnick (Ed Asner), and patients with similar issues (played by Tracy Nelson and Mackenzie Phillips), who help her to acknowledge and accept her problem... the first step to healing. Newly remastered.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love made for TV movies! May 22, 2013
By Olivia
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This one is a classic. Meredith Baxter Birney plays a Malibu housewife who is also a closet bulimic. Vintage 1980's made for TV, so much better than the new movies that Lifetime produces. Highly entertaining!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie! May 5, 2012
Format:DVD
I haven't seen this in years, but I have seen it many times. MBB gives an outstanding performance. This movie is well written and acted. I highly recommend it. I look forward to watching it again on DVD!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate's secret April 30, 2012
Format:DVD
Kate seems to have it all, a great husband, beautiful daughter, great home. However Kate's secret can be deadly if she doesn't get help right away. Kate is a bulimic.
I don't want to give away too much info. It is a very helpful DVD about bulimia nervosa.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate's Secret May 17, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I had remembered seeing this movie on TV when I was in college back in the mid 1980 and felt like it was good at showing the emotional feelings that go along with the disorder. I thought that Meredith Baxter did an excellent job making bulimia true to what it is, and what can happen if you keep purging. It would be a good movie for a parent who has a young girl or teenager so they know what to look for.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A one of a Kind!! March 28, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Meredith Baxter and cast are great in this tell all movie about the secrets of bulimia. A taboo secret disease in the 1980's this is a good movie.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Frank message about Bulimia August 14, 2014
By JJ
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
One thing I like about this movie is that it doesn't pull any punches. Bulimia is disgusting as well as very dangerous and they put it right out there in this film. One thing I wish they had made more plain is that the reason bulimics binge is that after all that purging the bodyare so starved for nutrients that it acts almost own it's own just grabbing and grabbing for food. Then the person is bloated and disgusted, they vomit and the whole things starts all over again. The film does make pretty plain that if the person we crave praise from when we are children withholds that praise and makes us feel inadequate then the desire to be perfect is set up very early in life. This film does for bulimia what other films have done for anorexia nervosa.. The main message is that eating disorders kill. I think Kate should have been much thinner in the movie and I think Shari Belafonte should not have been cast as she just isn't an actress but it was a very good movie. I recommend it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Shows the suffering of the entire family May 23, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A terrific look into what it is like to suffer from this type of eating disorder. The only thing I wish they had done was gone further into the relationship between Kate and her mother.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great teaching tool
Excellent movie. We are using it as a teaching tool on eating disorders.
Published 23 days ago by gigi lipman
5.0 out of 5 stars But the portraial of the movie was very good. Merideth Baxter-Birnery...
Very descriptive eating disorder movie of a woman suffering from bulimia. It is a 1980's movie, so it is a little bit cheesy. But the portraial of the movie was very good. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie Lee High Glenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie
Published 1 month ago by cj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching tool!!
I teach Home Ec. and was teaching about eating disorders. This was an awesome movie to help get my points across!!
Published 7 months ago by Donna Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bulimic's Worst Nightmare
FAMILY TIES Meredith Baxter plays the wife who seems to have everything in this made-for-TV-movie, which illuminates the problem of bulimia. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Taheen Lopez
3.0 out of 5 stars Campy Film on a Very Serious Subject
I can not fault the actors in this film. The screenplay is almost by the numbers. The impact this film makes is not the one the producers were hoping for. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Stan Heck
5.0 out of 5 stars Taught me a few tricks!
Was in my early teens when this came out and it had the opposite effect on me, while it was supposed to show bulimia in bad light, i saw it as high camp and i actually followed in... Read more
Published on July 30, 2012 by Trewthe
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category