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Saving Grace (2000)

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Jacques (as Tcheky Karyo)
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China
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Vince
Valerie Edmond ...
Nicky
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Harvey
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Honey
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Margaret
Linda Kerr Scott ...
Diana
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Mrs Hopkins
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Charlie

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Storyline

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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Grace's doctor is worried about the state of her joints... See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El jardín de la alegría  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£402,915 (UK) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

$12,115,757 (USA) (13 October 2000)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Martin Bamford: I do have some bad news though.
Nicky: What?
Dr. Martin Bamford: There's a slight risk of ginger hairs.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the movie title appears and then turns to smoke & blows away while you hear someone exhale. See more »

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References The Drew Carey Show (1995) See more »

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Alouette
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Traditional
Sung by Matthew (Craig Ferguson) as he digs the grave
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Liked it, but disappointed in the end.
5 October 2002 | by (Vermont) – See all my reviews

A delightful gentle comedic gem, until the last five minutes, which degenerate into run of the mill British TV farce. The last five minutes cost it 2 points in my rating. Despite this major plot and style flaw, it's worth watching for the character acting and the unique Cornwall setting. Many fine little bits to savor, like the tense eternity we all go through waiting for the bank approval after the clerk has swiped the credit card...made more piquant when we're not - quite - sure the card is not maxed.


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