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Falling from Grace -- Pop star John Mellencamp makes his acting and directing debut in this critically acclaimed story ofa country singer who returns to his hometown to celebrate his grandfather's 84th birthday. Caught between the woman he loves and the woman he once loved, Mellencamp must make a decision affecting allof their lives.
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Writer (WGA):
Larry McMurtry (written by)
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Release Date:
21 February 1992 (USA) See more »
Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Mellencamp ... Bud Parks

Mariel Hemingway ... Alice Parks

Claude Akins ... Speck Parks

Dub Taylor ... Grandpa Parks

Kay Lenz ... P.J. Parks
Larry Crane ... Ramey Parks
Kate Noonan ... Linda

Deirdre O'Connell ... Sally Cutler

John Prine ... Mitch Cutler

Brent Huff ... Parker Parks
Joanne Jacobson ... Marian Parks
Tracy Cowles ... Bobby Tucker
Melissa Ann Hackman ... Terri Jo Parks
Mary Tom Crain ... Grandma Parks
Sigmund Balaban ... Country Club Manager
Gary Boebinger ... Turdis
Toby Myers ... Luke
Margie Hopper ... Mrs. Pendergrass
Donna Cowles ... Mrs. Sacks
Elizabeth Anne Bowen ... Checker Girl
Hilda Marie Bolden ... Checker Girl
Edna Ryan Booker ... Mrs. Green
Matthew J. Correll ... Parking Attendant
Mary Cowles ... Waitress
Thomas Judd ... P.J.'s Child
Aaron White ... P.J.'s Child
Eric White ... P.J.'s Child
Terra Cowles ... Sally's Child
Derek Davis ... Sally's Child
Bentley Austin ... Pure Jam Band

Craig Austin ... Pure Jam Band
Eric Austin ... Pure Jam Band
Glenn Dalton ... Pure Jam Band

Directed by
John Mellencamp 
Writing credits
Larry McMurtry (written by)

Produced by
Fay Greene .... line producer
Richard Mellencamp .... associate producer
Harry Sandler .... producer
Original Music by
John Mellencamp 
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer 
Film Editing by
Dennis Virkler 
Production Design by
George Costello 
Art Direction by
Todd Hatfield 
Set Decoration by
Sandi Cook 
Makeup Department
Angela Nogaro .... hair stylist
Angela Nogaro .... makeup artist
Elizabeth S. Tieman .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Charles S. Carroll .... production manager: second unit
Greg Malone .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Curtis .... first assistant director
Holly Fraser .... second assistant director
Art Department
David C. Engelking .... property master
Douglas Meyer .... assistant property master
Eric Miller .... swing gang
David Pirinelli .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
James Borgardt .... adr editor
Jim Borgardt .... adr supervisor
Joaquin Elizalde .... foley editor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stan Kastner)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Karnig Mahakian .... sound effects editor
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Pirozzi .... assistant sound editor
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Don Scales .... production sound mixer
David A. Whittaker .... dialogue editor
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects
Eddie Hice .... stunts
William T. Lane .... stunt coordinator
Matthew Taylor .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Carter Campbell .... second electric
Jeff Case .... dolly grip
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... first assistant camera
Jon Gerard .... assistant camera: second unit
Keith A. Hall .... assistant camera: second unit
Marc Hauser .... still photographer
Robert C. Holstein .... assistant camera: second unit
Karl Hall Koch .... gaffer
Mark La Bonge .... assistant camera: second unit
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator (as Robert La Bonge)
Jerry Layton .... video assist operator (as Layton Video Systems)
Jeff Lint .... best boy electric
Marc Margulies .... assistant camera: second unit
Wayne Maser .... still photographer
Danny McDermott .... dolly grip
Danny McDermott .... grip
David Morenz .... assistant camera: second unit
Edward Morey III .... assistant camera: second unit
Randy Nolen .... assistant camera: second unit
Arnaud Peiny .... company grip
Thomas Pielemeier .... grip
Craig Somers .... assistant camera: second unit
Neil Toussaint .... second assistant camera
Joseph F. Valentine .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Thom Zimmerman .... assistant camera: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Spencer Ankelein .... wardrobe
Debbie Burns .... wardrobe assistant
Clark Foster .... costumer
Julie Weiss .... costume: Ms. Hemingway
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Rolf Fleischmann .... first assistant editor
Deborah Keefer .... apprentice editor
Ray Martin .... color timer
Tara Timpone .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jeff Skora .... location manager
Music Department
John Mellencamp .... music producer
Transportation Department
Rick Fettig .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Wilds .... transportation captain
Other crew
Ron Burrus .... dialogue coach
Jan Clark .... production accountant
Janice Clark .... production accountant
George Corsillo .... title designer
Rosemarie DiPaola .... production assistant
Diana Dupuis .... production assistant
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Courtney Durham .... production assistant
Tim Elsner .... production accountant: Little b
Diana Greenberg .... production assistant
Anna Harper .... production coordinator
Todd Kiel .... wrangler
Jonathan Leffel .... production assistant
Lolly Mahaney .... craft service
Eric 'Erc' Miller .... production assistant
Kyle Mims .... production assistant
Christopher Moreman .... production assistant
Tom Morrison .... wrangler
David Pirinelli .... production assistant
Cathy Shoemaker .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Joel S. Tieman .... wrangler
Tony Tingle .... assistant: Mr. Mellencamp
Richard Trezona .... dog trainer
Donna F. Vissing .... craft service

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The Most Under-Rated Movie Ever Made, 10 May 2015
Author: net3431 from United States

This is more than a "hidden gem", this is The Most Under-Rated Movie Ever Made. In fact, it's a perfect film. The story is deep. The acting is real. Real accents, too! The scenes are authentic. There is drama and violence and you can't predict what's going to happen. The star/director does not portray himself as a brilliant misunderstood genius, and instead drags us step by step through a magnificent meltdown. A real fall from grace. There is nothing wrong with this movie. It cannot be improved upon. It is a movie that will touch the heart of anyone who has watched someone self-destruct, or has experienced self-destructive episodes. In short, this is a movie for all young men or anyone who knows one. I do not give 10/10 to many films (just 32 films out of the 4797 I have rated) but this one deserves it. It's a great movie! It's The Most Under-Rated Movie Ever Made.

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