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Saving Grace (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  1 September 2000 (USA)
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A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

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Jacques Chevalier (as Tcheky Karyo)
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A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. He is wanting to get married, but needs capital. What he doesn't know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. Everything busts loose from there. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

$287,452 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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$12,115,757 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Some of the marijuana plants used in the shooting were real. The British government gave permission to the filming crew the use of 150 marijuana plants, under supervision of the authorities. This meant that the plants had someone guarding them on the set, and watching over its transportation to a nearby storage facility for its safekeeping at night. See more »

Goofs

When Matthew is climbing up the ladder and Grace speaks to him out of her window, his left hand is alternately on/off the rung between shots. See more »

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Nicky: I like it here, it's so peaceful and quiet.
Vicar Gerald Percy: If you think this is quiet, you should see Evensong.
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References The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »

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Delightful
22 April 2004 | by (Caracas, Venezuela) – See all my reviews

Excellent view of a mature woman, that is going to lose everything (even the pruner has a mortgage). The way she gets involved into this special "business", the innocence, and the true love that exists between the people of a little town, it's mixed perfectly to give us as result a fresh, light and funny comedy. I couldn't stop laughing with a very funny scene of two old ladies in a drugstore.

I love European films, and with movies like this one, my opinion grows stronger. A movie that I also recommend with my eyes closed, in this same genre, is Waking Ned Devine.

Saving Grace, a comedy that many friends enjoyed as much as myself. You will love it.


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