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Grace of My Heart (1996)

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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Denise Waverly / Edna Buxton
Sissy Boyd ...
Dress Saleswoman
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Mrs. Buxton
Jill Sobule ...
Singing Contestant
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Doris Shelley
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M.C. at Talent Show
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Audition Record Producer
Natalie Venetia Belcon ...
Betty
Kathy Barbour ...
Sha Sha
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Joel Millner
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Waitress in Diner
Eric Jerome Kirkland ...
Stylette
Irving Washington III ...
Stylette (as Irving Eugene Washington III)
Kurt Jackson ...
Stylette
Michael Angelo Saulsberry ...
Stylette (as Michael Saulsberry)
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Storyline

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph. Written by John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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For years her songs brought fame to other people. Then she found her own voice.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de Um Génio  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$173,654 (USA) (13 September 1996)

Gross:

$617,632 (USA) (4 October 1996)
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Trivia

According to director Allison Anders (on her commentary sound track for the DVD) it was a first for a movie to show a woman's waters breaking (in the recording studio scene - however such an event had already been depicted as early as Cinderella Liberty (1973)) as well as having her sweater getting wet because it was time to breastfeed her baby. Allison Anders had also asked for "child care" to be listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Record producer: I don't want to burst your bubble, but not only do we have someone like you. We are trying to get rid of the someone like you.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

God Give Me Strength
Written by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Kristen Vigard and For Real
For Real appears courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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I can't believe more people don't know about this great movie!
24 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie a couple years ago because I like Illeana Douglas. I ended up buying 20 copies of it to give to friends as gifts for Christmas that year. The story is compelling, the cast is amazing...I can't believe more people don't know about this movie. The original music is great, too. The film moves seamlessly from the fifties through the seventies due in part to the talent of the actors, but also due to the impressive costume and makeup work and the wonderful original music written for each period. Y'know how people often say of good movies, "You'll laugh/You'll cry"? Well this is one of those.


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