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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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Joe Sperling
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Ida Griesemer ...
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Molly Goddard
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Meeshack Boggs
Lisa Louise Langford ...
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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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Care of the Spitfire Grill  »

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Box Office

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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21 June 2004 | by (Sunny Calif-orn-I-A) – See all my reviews

Go rent or buy this video!!! I didn't recognize many of the actors, but they were Award quality. Of course, I know Ellen Bursten but the main character was soooo good and perfect for this role. I love the story of the son, "Johnny B"...very moving. The talents of this character are remarkable...the things he makes out of nature. It makes you feel like you are in this small little town, getting to know all the people. I've never lived in a small town, but this is like Hometown America. It was tragic, funny, sad, romantic, and just the place you would want to visit. I watched this movie over 6 times already and I will never get tired of it. A classic to be sure!


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