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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  23 August 1996 (USA)
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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 ... 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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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$150,049 (USA) (23 August 1996)

Gross:

$12,643,776 (USA) (6 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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There Is a Balm in Gilead
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traditional spiritual
Performed by Alison Elliott
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Beautifully done in a beautiful part of our world.
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone has their opinion, and mine on this particular film, is that it's one of the best to have ever graced the screen of my TV.

I'm from typical small town America, and to quite a degree,Gilead depicts this sort of life. Clannish, and less than trusting, when it comes to new folks, but what impressed me as much as anything was the unbelievable authenticity of Alison Elliotts southern accent. I had to look her up on the net to see if she was from the south, or not. She's not, but I am, and being familiar with my own accent, I can tell you she did it perfectly.

I've watched it about six, or seven times, and will likely watch it that many more before Let it rest for a while.

If you like beautiful scenery, small town life, and folks who are just a little short of being odd, you'll love this movie.


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