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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 September 1996 (USA)
Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ... See full summary »

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Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others. Written by Erich Boleyn <erich@uruk.org>

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To a town with no future, comes a girl with a past.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$150,049, 25 August 1996, Limited Release

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$12,643,776, 8 December 1996
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[first lines]
Percy: [answering call] Maine tourist office, how can I help you today?
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Little Kicks (1996) See more »

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About LOVE, SUFFERING, HONESTY, and MEN...
18 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film was written and directed by a MAN, Lee David Zlotoff, whose only other major film contribution was creating the MacGyver TV series. How could such a MAN convey the deep sensitivity in 'Spitfire Grill'? Percy's boyfriend, the sheriff, and Ely all are portrayed as sensitive and caring MEN. Isn't it strange that some of the MALE film critics could not feel this film with their hearts?

MacGyver director-writer Zlotoff was honest enough to show the faults of MEN, and woman as well. Tremendous care and perception was needed to successfully convey the multi-layered messages in this film. Not only did Zlotoff do justice to MEN, but to women as well. The themes of Love, Suffering, and the Truth were all superbly enacted.

Bravo !


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