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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Allison Anders (written by)
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Release Date:
13 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For years her songs brought fame to other people. Then she found her own voice.
Plot:
An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Personal rock-n-roll story. See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Illeana Douglas ... Denise Waverly / Edna Buxton
Sissy Boyd ... Dress Saleswoman

Christina Pickles ... Mrs. Buxton
Jill Sobule ... Singing Contestant

Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Doris Shelley

Tegan West ... M.C. at Talent Show

Richard Schiff ... Audition Record Producer
Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Betty
Kathy Barbour ... Sha Sha

John Turturro ... Joel Millner

Diane Robin ... 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)

Drena De Niro ... Receptionist #1
Jade Gordon ... Girl in Coffee Shop

Eric Stoltz ... Howard Cazsatt

Tracy Vilar ... Annie

Amanda De Cadenet ... Receptionist #2
Martin Valinsky ... Brill Building Songwriter

Bruce Davison ... John Murray
Lita Stevens ... Radio Station Receptionist
For Real ... Brill Building Hallway Singers

Patsy Kensit ... Cheryl Steed
Larry Klein ... Record Producer

Chris Isaak ... Matthew Lewis
David Williams ... Click Brother #1
Andrew Williams ... Click Brother #2

Bridget Fonda ... Kelly Porter

Lucinda Jenney ... Marion
Dierdre Lewis ... Girl in Howard's Bed (as Deidre Lewis)
Buster ... Baby Luma
John Nacco ... Cab Driver
Lynne Adams ... Kindly Nurse
Brittany English Stephens ... Luma
Johnny Thomas III ... Annie's Son
Harry Victor ... Journalist

Matt Dillon ... Jay Phillips
Jeffrey McDonald ... Member of the Riptides
Steve McDonald ... Member of the Riptides
Brian Reitzell ... Member of the Riptides
Christina Ehrlich ... The Riptides' Dancing Girl
Melanie A. Gage ... The Riptides' Dancing Girl
Albert Macklin ... TV Interviewer

J. Mascis ... The Riptides' Engineer (as J Mascis)
Eric A. Stromer ... Doris' L.A. Boyfriend
Robert Brunner ... Theremin Player
Chris Shearer ... Security Expert
China Kantner ... Singer on Beach
Paige Dylan ... Singer on Beach
Alicia Jaffee ... Singer on Beach
Alice Cohen ... Singer in Tree
Lita Hernandez ... Singer in Tree
Delia González ... Singer in Tree (as Delia Gonzalez)

David Clennon ... Dr. 'Jonesy' Jones

Precious Chong ... Crying Woman at Funeral

Peter Fonda ... Guru Dave (voice)

Shawn Colvin ... Commune Guitarist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Latanyia Baldwin ... Brill Building Hallway Singer (uncredited)
Necia Bray ... Brill Building Hallway Singer (uncredited)
Catherine Cox ... Kelly Porter (uncredited) (singing voice)
Josina Elder ... Brill Building Hallway Singer (uncredited)

Johnny Meyer ... Record Store Worker (uncredited)
Kristen Vigard ... Denise Waverly (uncredited) (singing voice)
Wendi Williams ... Brill Building Hallway Singer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Allison Anders 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Allison Anders (written by)

Produced by
Ruth Charny .... producer
Burtt Harris .... line producer
Daniel Hassid .... producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... co-producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... line producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Klein 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Yves Escoffier 
 
Film Editing by
James Y. Kwei 
Harvey Rosenstock 
Thelma Schoonmaker 
 
Casting by
Russell Gray 
 
Production Design by
François Séguin 
 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Andrews 
 
Costume Design by
Susan L. Bertram 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Grimes .... makeup artist: second unit
Lori Hicks .... makeup artist: second unit
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig designer
Henry Lito .... hair stylist: second unit
Peggy Nicholson .... hair stylist: second unit
Christine M. Steele .... key makeup artist
Linda Vallejo .... hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... hair styles supervisor
Gigi Williams .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Clark Henderson .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles
Erica L. Hiller .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
Tom Razzano .... production manager: second unit
Tom Razzano .... unit production manager: New York Segments
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian P. Della Penna .... second assistant director
Carole Dubuc .... second assistant director: second unit
Burtt Harris .... first assistant director: second unit
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jenny Beltran .... art swing (as jenny rimer)
Michael Bogert .... art swing gang
Finbar Duhan .... art swing gang
Susie Goulder .... set decorator: second unit
Andrew King .... property assistant
Wing Lee .... art director: second unit
Adam Lustig .... assistant art director
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
M. Scott Moore .... property master: second unit
Tony Palermo .... property assistant
Mary Patvaldnieks .... assistant set decorator
Lynda Reiss .... property master
Jennine Rimer .... art swing gang
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
Bobby Thomas .... lead man
Kenneth Weinberg .... property assistant: second unit
 
Sound Department
Chris Barnes .... adr supervisor: UK
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Benjamin Cheah .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Chris Fielder .... transfer assistant editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Stephen Halbert .... sound mixer
Stephen Halbert .... sound
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator: second unit
Lee Lemont .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Julie Lindner .... assistant sound editor
Adam Lipsius .... apprentice sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Lawrence Loewinger .... sound mixer: second unit
Ernie Marsch .... adr recordist: UK
Todd Milner .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Pross .... foley supervisor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Becky Sullivan .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Eric 'Sprocket' Uporsky .... boom operator
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited temp mix)
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects
 
Stunts
Michael T. Brady .... stunt coordinator
Erik Rondell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claudette Barius .... still photographer
James Barker .... electrician
Glenn Davis .... best boy electric: second unit
Jeff DeLucia .... electrician
David Devlin .... gaffer
David Devlin .... lighting director
James P. Dolan .... gaffer: second unit (as Jim Dolan)
John Donohue .... key grip: second unit
Roch Dutkowiak .... best boy electric
Matt Gulbin .... rigging key grip
Michael Gulbin .... key grip
Mitch Gulbin .... best boy grip
Adam Holender .... director of photography: second unit
Shawn Honea .... camera loader
David Knox .... camera operator: second unit
Jim Kwiatkowski .... key grip
Timberlake Lewis .... second assistant camera
Dan McMahon .... electrician
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip
Larry J. Richardson .... electrician
Craig Vaccaro .... best boy grip: second unit
Christian Waelder .... dolly grip
David J. White II .... first assistant camera
Mark Wilson .... grip
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Stacie Goodman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Bartholomew .... costume supervisor
Mynka Draper .... costumer
Dominique Dubois .... costumer
Jade Gordon .... costumer
Cookie Lopez .... set costumer
Lori Jean Sacks .... costumer
Patricia Sanftner .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Tricia Gray .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gregg Apirian .... assistant editor
Tony Grocki .... assistant editor
Carol Hillson .... first assistant film editor: New York
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Beth Moran .... apprentice editor: New York
Marlo Poras .... apprentice film editor: New York
Bart Rachmil .... apprentice film editor: Los Angeles
Julie Rogers .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Javier Salinas .... apprentice editor: New York
Nicole Schubert .... second assistant film editor: Los Angeles
Andrew Weisblum .... second assistant film editor: New York
 
Music Department
Tiffany Anders .... music consultant
Rhonda Baron .... music coordinator
David Richard Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor (as David Campbell)
David Richard Campbell .... orchestrator
Jim Cox .... orchestrator
Chris Douridas .... music consultant
Frankii Elliott .... composer: additional music
Frankii Elliott .... music coordinator
Jimmie Haskell .... orchestrator
Larry Hirsch .... music recordist
Leslie Jones .... music recordist
Carlton Kaller .... production music editor
Edward Karam .... orchestrator
Larry Klein .... musical director
Stephen Krause .... score mixer (as Steve Krause)
Julie Last .... music recordist
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
Glenn Lucas .... apprentice music editor
Bobby Mackston .... music editor
Dan Marnen .... music recordist
Denise Okimoto .... music editor
Charlie Paakkari .... music recordist
Gene Page .... orchestrator
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Tony Phillips .... music recordist
Karyn Rachtman .... executive music producer
Mary Ramos .... associate music supervisor
Gary Raymond .... music playback (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Scott Anderson .... driver: honeywagon
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
John Jarvis .... transportation captain
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain: second unit
Ed Wirth .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Devon Anders .... production assistant
Maxine Arbarbara .... studio teacher (as Maxine Abarbara Skwat)
Liz Barcia .... production assistant
Margaret Bodde .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Michael Boonstra .... production coordinator: second unit
Katherine Cohn .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Michael Dermer .... assistant: Ms. Charny
Barbara Duncan .... production coordinator
Susan Giordano .... first assistant accountant
Rick Halpern .... production intern
Lori Hersey .... set production assistant
Michael Jackman .... manager: second unit
Spencer Keimon .... office production assistant
Pedro Mata .... key assistant location manager
Greg Mazzy .... craft service
Zack Milan .... stand-in
Erica Pearce .... set production assistant
Michael Perman .... assistant production coordinator
Martha Pilcher .... location manager
Martha Pinson .... script supervisor: second unit
Dhana Rivera .... assistant: Mr. Rosenblatt
Maya Montanez Smukler .... assistant: Ms. Anders
Kim Sockwell .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Deanna Stadler .... key set production assistant
Jared Tobman .... set production assistant
Barbara Tuss .... script supervisor
Luke Wasserman .... assistant: Mr. Hassid
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Sean Whitler .... set production assistant
Darren Wiseman .... location manager: second unit
Keith Young .... choreographer
 
Thanks
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon .... special thanks
Beatrice Sisul .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and drug content
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116 min
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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:
Continuity: Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview.See more »
Quotes:
Denise Waverly:What exactly did you like about my record? The thickness of the vinyl?See more »
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Soundtrack:
Truth is You LiedSee more »

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Is it true that Grace of my Heart was based on the life and career of Carole King?
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Personal rock-n-roll story., 15 December 1998
Author: Peach-2 from Netherlands

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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