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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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Nahum Goddard
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Joe Sperling
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Sheriff Gary Walsh
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Johnny B. / Eli
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Effy Katshaw
Ida Griesemer ...
Rebecca Goddard
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Molly Goddard
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Meeshack Boggs
Lisa Louise Langford ...
Jolene
Forrest Murray ...
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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 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Care of the Spitfire Grill  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$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 Més enllà del riu (2012) 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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Excellent!!!!!!
10 August 2002 | by (new york, ny) – See all my reviews

"The Spitfire Grill" has got to be among the most moving films I have ever seen. It shows that there is always a chance for redemption, no matter how grueling or nefarious your past was. The acting was so dexterous, and the characters were very well developed. Rather than passing judgment over Percy for being incarcerated, the movie conveys a genuine compassion for her and makes an effort to expose her lovable, affectionate side. I felt I could identify with her, because I know what it's like to be judged, condemned, and ostracized. The ending almost brought me to tears, and it's difficult for a movie to do that. Certainly deserves a 10 out of 10.


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