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Unconditional Love (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 23 August 2002 (UK)
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Grace Beasley
Dirk Simpson
Maudey Beasley
Nola Fox
Harriet Fox-Smith
Barry Moore
Marcia Warren ...
Lynette Fox-Moore
Andrew Beasley
Max Beasley
Victor Fox
Woman in Red Bra, Jerry Springer guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Abbott ...
Graveyard Officer
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews. Written by Anonymous

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If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 August 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Who Shot Victor Fox  »

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Did You Know?


Shot in 1999, the film stayed on the shelf until it premiered in the US on the Starz cable network on Aug 2, 2003 and then went straight to DVD. See more »


When Maudey fires Dirk's pistol at the serial killer, the blast propels her off of her feet. In reality, this type of gun lacks the kind of blow-back power to do this, even in the case of a dwarf. See more »


Maudey: [to someone who's staring at her] Why don't you take a picture? It lasts longer.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits tell us that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was "sung a little by Kathy Bates" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "sung even less by Kathy Bates." See more »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »


How Deep Is the Ocean
Written by Irving Berlin
Crooned Romantically by Dan Aykroyd
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A Pleasant Surprise
9 November 2004 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is so many things: corny, touching, hilarious, weepy, maddening...well, you get it - so many things and a really pleasant surprise. I watched it to see Kathy Bates and I fell in love with her talent. Like the movie, she is also many things and shows the complexity of a relatively simple character type (as "D.S." put it - "an American frump"). Yes, she was very frumpy, but with a twist...she had real balls throughout the film and from the time her husband gives her the bad news she begins to show herself that she really didn't need him for validation; her strength shows with her first impulsive decision to go to England and then the fun begins. My favorite scenes are when the Fox sisters realize that they are sharing tea with a fan and, of course, Victor Fox's televised funeral. The end scene, while meandering and very maudlin, touched me and seemed the perfect end to an unexpected adventure. My favorite character was the daughter-in-law, Maudey. What a woman! I'll never see little people the same way again...she was very Chicago.

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