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Grace Quigley (1984)

 -  Comedy  -  17 May 1985 (USA)
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

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Grace Quigley
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Seymour Flint
Kit Le Fever ...
Muriel
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Dr. Herman
William Duell ...
Mr. Jenkins
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Emily Watkins
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Homer Morrison
Frances Pole ...
Sarah Hodgkins
Truman Gaige ...
Sam Pincus
Paula Trueman ...
Dorothy Trugert
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Max Putnam
Nicholas Kepros ...
Funeral Director
Harris Laskawy ...
Mr. Argo
Carl Low ...
Old Man
Isabella Hoopes ...
Old Lady
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he has to get rid of first. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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They are business partners in a most unusual undertaking...Together, they're going to make a killing. See more »

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The original ending had Seymour Flint drowning in an attempt to save Grace's life when she walks into the ocean. After a negative reaction from a preview audience, the ending was changed to a happier one. See more »

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The Nutcracker Suite
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A delightful black comedy about assisted suicide.
26 September 2002 | by (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Grace Quigley (Katherine Hepburn), an elderly woman, witnesses a hit man, Seymour Flint (Nick Nolte), in action. She finds that he has dropped his wallet and learns his identity. She then blackmails him into killing her, since she is elderly and has no reason to live but lacks the courage to take her own life. However he quickly develops a fondness for her, as a surrogate mother and so can not kill her. Instead they start assisting in the suicides of friends of Grace who no longer wish to live. The film is black comedy at its best and is one of my favourite films. The characters are likeable and, wierdly, we end up rooting for them to die. Nolte's role as a sentimental hit man and his relationship with Grace are particularly amusing. This film is not for those who have a strong repugnant feeling against suicide but if you enjoy the bizarre, then you may very well like this film. If you do, then you could also like Harold and Maude.


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