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Grace of My Heart (1996)

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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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

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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

In To Die For (1995), Illeana Douglas and Matt Dillon play sister and brother. In this movie one year later, they play wife and husband. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Denise Waverly: Howard? You're not going to believe this, but I think I'm pregnant.
Howard Cazsatt: No, you can't be. I pulled out.
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Truth is You Lied
Written by M. Fosson and P. Marshall
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Jill Sobule
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corp.
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There's no justice in this world...
11 February 2002 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

That Allison Anders film wasn't seen by a wider audience is a real

shame. The film is excellent, it has a real heart to it, and the

soundtrack is possibly the best I've seen in a film about making music.

Illeana Douglas is totally convincing as songwriter 'Denise Waverly',

the support from Turturro is both amusing and weirdly moving.

It's hard not to have the suspicion that if this film had been made by

a man, then he would have been widely feted as THE next big thing.

The moment where Douglas sings the song "God Give Me Strength" to Matt

Dillon in the studio makes my hair stand on end even as I type this. And

I'm wearing heavy duty wax in my hair


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