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Writers (WGA):
Jocelyn Moorhouse (written by) &
P.J. Hogan (written by)
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Release Date:
23 August 2002 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.
Plot:
After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kathy Bates ... Grace Beasley

Rupert Everett ... Dirk Simpson

Meredith Eaton ... Maudey Beasley

Peter Sarsgaard ... Window Washer

Lynn Redgrave ... Nola Fox

Stephanie Beacham ... Harriet Fox-Smith

Richard Briers ... Barry Moore
Marcia Warren ... Lynette Fox-Moore

Jack Noseworthy ... Andrew Beasley

Dan Wyllie ... Pete

Dan Aykroyd ... Max Beasley

Jonathan Pryce ... Victor Fox

Brenda Pickleman ... Woman in Red Bra, Jerry Springer guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Abbott ... Graveyard Officer

Rose Abdoo ... Contest winner

Julie Andrews ... Julie Andrews
Ashley Anne Ayer ... 'Hitchcock Railway' dancer

Tim Bohn ... TV show producer
Nancy Boykin ... Homeless
William J. Brookes ... Homeless
Daniel Campbell ... Baby Pokey
Michael Campbell ... Baby Pokey

Anthony J. Caruso ... Passenger

David Darlow ... Man in Plane
Gwenllian Davies ... Woman in Pub
Don Elkins ... TV Reporter

Pat Finn ... Keith

Mark Finney ... Business Executive

Heather Goldenhersh ... Grace's Daughter
Amo Gulinello ... T.V. Station Intern

Martin Herdman ... Drunken Man in Pub
James Hoelzel ... Master of Ceremonies
Peggy Kusinski-Kinander ... TV anchor

Anne Lambton ... Lady in Plane

Beth Littleford ... Morning Chicago TV Host
Steve Lyke ... Businessman

Barry Manilow ... Himself

Stephen Marcus ... Thug in Rain
Roddy Maude-Roxby ... Minister

Rosalee Mayeux ... Woman #1

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Bartender
Sia A. Moody ... TV field reporter (as Sia Moody)
Larry Nazimek ... Copilot
Bill Noble ... Homeless
Ian Noble ... Thug in Rain

Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy ... Mother

Elisabeth Oas ... Talk Show Guest

Laura Orrico ... Back-Up Singer

Roderick Peeples ... Man in Gun Shop
Sarah Peirse ... Florist

Greg Pitts ... Officer Jones

Eyal Podell ... Officer Romilly

Sally Jessy Raphael ... Herself
Rudy Roberson ... Homeless

David Ryall ... Funeral Director

Bitty Schram ... Waitress
Rebekah Louise Smith ... Nurse Mills
Philippa Stanton ... Waitress in Tea Room
Kaja Stiglic ... 'Hitchcock Railway' dancer

Gregor Truter ... Dave
Karen Vaccaro ... Jerry Springer Guest
Javanley Washington ... Homeless

Doug Wax ... Navigator
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson ... 'Hitchcock Railway' dancer

Tom Beaver ... Man in Airport (uncredited)

Ed Cray ... Homeless Picnic (uncredited)

Fred Lusch ... Gay Youth (uncredited)

Maureen Mendoza ... Flight Attendant / Grocery Shopper (uncredited)
Alan Sciranko ... Extra (uncredited)
John Stemberg ... Shopper (uncredited)
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Directed by
P.J. Hogan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jocelyn Moorhouse (written by) &
P.J. Hogan (written by)

Produced by
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse .... producer
Gil Netter .... executive producer
Patricia Whitcher .... producer (as Patty Whitcher)
Brian Witten .... executive producer
Jerry Zucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin 
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Ackland-Snow 
Mark Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel B. Clancy  (as Dan Clancy)
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Brabec .... key makeup artist
Judith A. Cory .... hair department head
Karyn Huston .... key hair stylist
John E. Jackson .... key makeup artist
Marsha Shearrill .... makeup artist: Chicago
Christina Smith .... makeup department head
Laine Trzinski .... assistant hair stylist (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Vicki Vacca .... makeup artist
Chip Williams .... makeup artist
Connie Kallos .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph Jayawardena .... unit manager
Sara Romilly .... post-production supervisor
Christine Globke Saric .... production assistant
Leeann Stonebreaker .... production supervisor
Patricia Whitcher .... unit production manager (as Patty Whitcher)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tarik Ait Ben Ali .... trainee assistant director
Richard Graysmark .... second second assistant director
Mark Layton .... second assistant director: UK
George Parra .... first assistant director
Anthony Wilcox .... third assistant director: UK
 
Art Department
Ray Conchado .... carpenter
William Dambra .... property master
Peter Howitt .... set decorator: UK
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... assistant: Richard Sylbert (as Sharmagne Sylbert)
John Maher .... construction manager: UK
Blake E. Matthys .... set dresser
Stephen Morahan .... draughtsman: UK
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Tom Osman .... labor foreman
Troy Osman .... construction foreman
Kerry Sanders .... set designer
Bradley Torbett .... supervising stand-by propman
Scott Troha .... leadman
Renee Kitterman .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Hank Garfield .... production sound mixer
Stephen Gilmour .... sound maintenance
Thomas Giordano .... playback operator
Avram D. Gold .... supervising sound editor
John Hendrickson .... assistant mixing engineer
Mark Holding .... sound mixer: UK
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Susan McLean .... sound recordist (as Sue McLean)
Gus Mosler .... sound recording engineer
Donald Murray .... sound mixing engineer (as Don Murray)
Donald Murray .... sound recording engineer (as Don Murray)
David M. Ronne .... playback operator (as David Ronne)
Al Schmitt .... sound recording engineer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Ralph Stuart .... first assistant sound editor
Scott R. Thomson .... utility sound
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Dunn .... special effects supervisor
Wilma Dunn .... special effects coordinator
Michael Durkan .... special effects technician
Paul Stephenson .... senior special effects technician
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: CFX
John Bozzalla .... production assistant
Robert Cribbett .... paint supervisor
Aaron Dem .... visual effects head of production: CFX
Mitchell S. Drain .... digital effects supervisor
Anna Foerster .... miniature director of photography
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: CFX
Shannon Blake Gans .... visual effects executive producer: Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
Petra Holtorf .... visual effects producer
Ian Hunter .... miniature effects supervisor: Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
Leigh-Alexandra Jacob .... lead painter
Sully Jacome-Wilkes .... digital effects artist
Steve Miller .... assistant visual effects editor: CFX
Sheila Molnar .... digital artist
David J. Negron Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Cristin Pescosolido .... compositor
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: CFX
James Waterhouse .... model maker
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
James Fierro .... stunts
Sarah Franzl .... stunt double: Kathy Bates
Michael Gilden .... stunts
Brian D. Kline .... stunt double: Maudey
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Deborah L. Mazor .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunt rigger
Carl Paoli .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunt double
Lee Sheward .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rene Adefarasin .... assistant camera
Sam Barnes .... clapper loader
Kevin Boyd .... 24 frame video operator: Chicago
Kevin Boyd .... key video assist operator: Chicago
Travis Busenbark .... electrician
K.C. Capek .... first assistant camera
Ian Franklin .... best boy
Daniel W. Fuller .... second assistant camera
Mark Funnell .... electrician
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... dolly grip: "b" camera
David Howard .... assistant camera
David Kirman .... 24 frame video operator: UK
Andy Laenen .... electrician
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip
Elizabeth Miller .... film loader (as Elizabeth Smith)
Pat Miller .... rigging gaffer
David Morenz .... first assistant camera
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... camera operator
Neal Norton .... Steadicam operator
Neal Norton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gary Parnham .... generator operator
Bob Shipsey .... camera operator
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Iain Struthers .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Dan Urbain .... grip
David Wall .... electrician
Chuck Weiss .... video assist operator: additional photography, Los Angeles
Ben Wilson .... first assistant camera
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
Andy Sparaco .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... casting: UK
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate
Darlene R. Hunt .... extras casting associate
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Blank .... seamstress
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor
Karan Doherty .... costumer
Gordana Golubovich .... set costumer
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe assistant
Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe .... set costumer
Valerie Manahan .... costume supervisor: re-shoots
 
Editorial Department
Christopher J. Brown .... first assistant film editor
Betty Burkhart .... post-production coordinator
Joseph Carson .... apprentice editor
Penny Lee Hallin .... first assistant editor: film
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
Bo Liebman .... post-production assistant
Laura Rindner .... first assistant editor
Scott Wesley Ross .... apprentice editor
Dan Schalk .... first assistant editor: avid
Alexis Seymour .... assistant editor
Jennifer Stellema .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor: score
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator: score
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator: score
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Daniel Allan Carlin .... production music editor (as Dan Carlin Jr.)
Jeff Cohen .... composer: song "Beneath a Blanket of Stars"
Ray Colcord .... composer: additional music
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator: score
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Steven R. Galloway .... assistant music editor
Bonnie Greenberg .... executive music producer
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Barbara McDermott .... music editor
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist
David Olson .... music editor
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Pat Weber .... scoring crew
Jim Weidman .... supervising music editor
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... music editor: temp
Peter Erskine .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Mark Graham .... music copyist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... transportation coordinator
Martin Birmingham .... driver: P J Hogan
Michael R. Cairo .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rene Adefarasin .... first clapper loader
Tariq Asiz .... stand-in
Brent Barrow .... production assistant
Brady Breen .... co-location manager
Marty Brenneis .... video playback engineer
Lyndsay Bullock .... daily floor runner
Cori Carlson .... assistant: P.J. Hogan
Melanie Cassidy .... location assistant
Caroline Chapman .... floor runner
Catherine Charlton .... dialogue coach
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef
Andria Christophi .... assistant production coordinator
Melanie Claus .... hotel coordinator
Jonas Cukierman .... production assistant
James Currie .... location assistant
Nour Dardari .... production accountant
Vernon Davidson .... additional production assistant
Jenny Fumarolo .... set production assistant
Richard Grant .... auricle operator
Andrew Haddock .... video coordinator
Lisa Heathcote .... food stylist
Robert B. Henning .... stand-in
Derek Hoffman .... production assistant
Don J. Hug .... location manager
Jeffrey Hurt .... craft service foreman
Marc Jacobs .... production resources
C. David Jones .... production assistant
Roland Keane .... production assistant
Alexandra Kosevic .... assistant production coordinator: UK
Tony LaPalio .... stand-in: Rupert Everett (as Anthony R. LaPalio)
Barry Lather .... choreographer
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Derek J. Marquardt .... production assistant
Ray McCort .... helicopter pilot
Andy McLean .... stand-in
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Susan O'Connor .... first assistant accountant (as Susan L. Giordano)
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator
Adam Payne .... production assistant
Sue Quinn .... location manager
Ericka N. Shane .... construction accountant
Jim Sodini .... production assistant
Mary Tallman .... script supervisor: second unit
Aurelia Thomas .... assistant location manager
Fran Triefus .... production coordinator
Dan Urbain .... remote head technician
Lisa Vick .... script supervisor: UK
James E. Wade .... production assistant
Bobbin Bergstrom .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Andrew Hill .... runner (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence
Runtime:
124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Grace and Dirk toast Victor at the pub, Grace takes a drink from her glass. When she sets it down, it's full again.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Jones:[after discovering Maudey and Dirk making out and then Finding Grace] What are you doing?
Grace Beasley:I'm watching them!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Don't Look Now (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blazing DragonsSee more »

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20 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Barry Manilow sing along, 6 April 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"Unconditional Love" starts with great promise. As directed by P. J. Hogan, the film works great up until the last third of the movie, when it falls flat on its face. The screen play Mr. Hogan and Jocelyn Moorehouse wrote showed a myriad of possibilities that fizzle at the end. It appears the artistic team behind the movie had great hopes for it to play differently. The reality is this is a film that is looking in different directions in how to bring it to a resolution that ultimately fails. Don't get me wrong, the movie is tremendously appealing and will resonate with a lot of its viewing public.

Based on the strong cast, we decided to take a look. The tremendously talented Kathy Bates is the perfect choice to play Grace Beasley, the woman who finds at the beginning of the film that all is not well in her marriage. Ms. Bates is an excellent actress who deserved much better, even when her character is not helped by what the authors have her do in the film.

Rupert Everett is always dependable into delivering. His role, as the late Victor Fox's lover is well written, that is, until Dirk is lured into coming to Chicago to find Victor's murderer. It's bizarre and it defies all rules of logic. Dirk doesn't look capable of hurting a fly, let alone hunt down a killer with the help of Grace and her daughter-in-law, the incredible funny, Maudey.

As played by Meredith Eaton, this little woman, Maudey, is one of the best things in the film. She's is brash and tells it as she sees it. Peter Sarsgaard, one of the best actors working in films these days has nothing to do in the picture; he is totally wasted. Dan Aykroyd also has nothing to do. We see him at the beginning and at the end of the film and his Max doesn't make sense. He appears to want changes in his life and his marriage, only to come back to Grace without any explanation, all things forgiven.

The English actors are good. Lynn Redgrave has a better opportunity as the hysterical Nola. Jonathan Pryce is seen throughout the film as a ghost singing bland songs. Julie Andrews makes a funny contribution in a couple of priceless scenes.

Ultimately the television show hosted by Sally Jesse Raphael is a turn off and doesn't add anything to the movie. The best part is hearing Kathy Bates singing. What a beautiful voice she has! In fact, Ms. Bates is the best excuse for staying until the end.

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