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Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 17 May 1985 (USA)
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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Kit Le Fever ...
Muriel
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Dr. Herman
William Duell ...
Mr. Harvey 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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Grace & Seymour have hit on a new solution to an age old problem See more »

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17 May 1985 (USA)  »

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The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley  »

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The usual regular fee for a "hit" or a "rub" by hitman Seymour Flint (Nick Nolte was between US $5-20 thousand dollars. The cost quote he gave Grace Quigley (Katharine Hepburn) to bump her off or any of her associates was US $1-2 thousand dollars. See more »

Quotes

Grace Quigley: He *took* my shoe!
Seymour Flint: You mean, you want me to kill somebody because they *took* your shoe?
Grace Quigley: Seymour, it was my best shoe!
Seymour Flint: Ma, you're asking me to commit murder!
Grace Quigley: Son, I may ask you to kill, but I would never ask you to murder! Call it pest control.
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Referenced in Open Water (2003) See more »

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Bad Boys Get Spanked
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
Courtesy of WEA Records
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Surprisingly pointed, surprisingly funny black comedy...
1 May 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Katharine Hepburn in a Cannon production? Yes, and though the color process on the photography is typically brackish and the technical aspects of "Grace Quigley" seem slapdash, this turns out to be a quirky, exceptionally funny piece about a hit-man's friendship with an elderly woman in New York. Reportedly, Hepburn and Nick Nolte clashed during filming, but you'd never suspect that from the finished returns (they have an easy rapport). The crux of the plot (that aged folks would rather die mercifully at the hands of a hired killer then live in loneliness or pain) was controversial in 1984--and still smacks of bad taste--yet director Anthony Harvey keeps the whole thing bubbling like the most genial of comedies. As for Kate, she's feisty as usual, but also delightfully daffy and loose; she's a team player. *** from ****


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