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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
Jennifer Leigh Warren ...
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>

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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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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

Singer Jill Sobule, best known for her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" in 1995, can be briefly seen at the beginning. She's the singer warming up during and immediately after the movie title is shown. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Denise Waverly: He smokes some grass. He uses some psychedelics. He uses peyote, but he is down on hard drugs.
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

A Boat on the Sea
Written by Larry Klein and David Baerwald
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Kristen Vigard
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User Reviews

 
beautiful movie
26 July 2002 | by (Peoria, IL) – See all my reviews

First of all, this was NOT a "Carole King biopic." The character is called Denise Waverly, NOT Carole King. The character was loosely based on Carole King, just as other characters were LOOSELY based on people from the era.

Secondly, phony soundtrack? Ummmmmm . . .ok, wanna check out the composers on the soundtrack??

Finally, calling Ileanna Douglas a "dog" or "ugly" was perhaps the stupidest comment I have EVER seen on IMDB, and believe me, I've seen many stupid comments. Not only is she beautiful, she is also a wonderful actress who does an amazing job in this film. AND even if she was "ugly" (not my words), why should that hinder your enjoyment of the film? Give me a break.

If you don't like a film, at least do us all the favor of giving good reasons and at least ATTEMPT to make intelligent comments rather than the half-baked crap we see here.

This film was excellent. The soundtrack was amazing, the actors were even more amazing. 10/10


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