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Grace of My Heart (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  13 September 1996 (USA)
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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
Tegan West ...
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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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

Most of the '60s-style hair-dos in this movie were wigs. However, the Lesley Gore-inspired character Kelly Porter's incredibly styled hair was in fact actor Bridget Fonda's own hair. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Record producer: Nice voice, toots. The thing is we already have someone just like you.
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Connections

References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Written and Performed by Tiffany Anders and Boyd Rice
Produced by Larry Klein
Boyd Rice appears courtesy of Mute Records
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Personal rock-n-roll story.
15 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Grace Of My Heart is a great rock-n-roll movie. It is also a very good character based drama. The cast is very good with Illeana Douglas and John Turturro turning in great performances. The director, Allison Anders, has made a very tight and well constructed story. The music is great and I also enjoyed Matt Dillon's performance as a paranoid musical genius. This is a very good movie.


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