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Connie Stevens (written by)
Jeffry Elison (written by)
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Sometimes a broken woman cannot be fixed.
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In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Michael Biehn ... Landy Bretthorst

Tatum O'Neal ... Grace Bretthorst

Penelope Ann Miller ... Bea Bretthorst

Joel Gretsch ... Dan Jones

Tricia Leigh Fisher ... Ella Jean Jones

Scott Wilson ... Reverend Potter

Piper Laurie ... Marta Shrank

Audrey Wasilewski ... Opal Lynn Carter
Gregory James ... Phil Carter

Rylee Fansler ... Carrie Staley

Evie Thompson ... Lucy Bretthorst (as Evie Louise Thompson)
Nora Hennessy ... Mollie Jane Carter
Liberty Smith ... Little Opal Carter

Melinda Chilton ... Jane Belford
Logan Alexander Moore ... Sean Ryan (as Logan Moore)
Charles Taylor ... Davey Lund (as L. Charles Taylor)
Scott Crouse ... Miles Braddon
Vincent Onofrio Monachino ... Lem Bryerton (as Vincent Monachino)
Karen Errington ... Lynette Bryerton

Byron Thames ... Clint Dexter
Desmond S. Peters ... Tom Hendryks

Scott Cordes ... Senior Orderly

Craig J. Harris ... Brooklyn Street Fighter #1 (as Craig Joe Harris)
Todd R. Terry ... Brooklyn Street Fighter #2
Mark Sweeney ... New York Cop

Donn Markel ... Orderly
Samantha Dorman ... Funeral Singer
Traci Henry ... Funeral Singer
Molly Munyan ... Funeral Singer
Madeline McGruder ... Funeral Singer
Gracie Strawn ... Funeral Singer
Marie James ... Gospel Soloist #1
Jessie Williams ... Gospel Soloist #2
Rob Clay ... Gospel Choir
Curtis Creagh ... Gospel Choir
Donna Ellison ... Gospel Choir
Lois Farris ... Gospel Choir
Phyliss Golden ... Gospel Choir
Marshall Green ... Gospel Choir
Marilyn Hicks ... Gospel Choir
Darrell Luther ... Gospel Choir
Matthew I. Marx ... Gospel Choir
Leslie Woods ... Gospel Choir
Second Baptist Church Choir ... Choir
Urban Empowerment ... Choir (as Urban Empowerment - Columbia MO)

David Huddleston ... Radio Announcer (voice)

Connie Stevens ... Voiceover (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mazey Aud ... Kemper Lady (uncredited)

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Evacuated Townfolk (uncredited)

Shawn I. Chevalier ... Woman on Bus (uncredited)

Nicholas J. Coleman ... Pete (uncredited)
Susan L. Fry ... Theatre Patron / Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Joe Hammerstone ... Asylum Orderly (uncredited)
Zedric Harris ... Bear (uncredited)
Rece Jones ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Aaron Levinson ... Policeman #2 (uncredited)

Carlos Antonio León ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
Gilberto Pinela ... Man in Theater (uncredited)
Cindy Sheltmire ... Evacuated Townsfolk (uncredited)

Malik Simmons ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Mark A. Stansberry ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Sherry Stephens ... Murder Witness (uncredited)
Lindsey Trout ... Box Office Girl (uncredited)
Cheryl Cruse Weston ... Church Organist (uncredited)

Directed by
Connie Stevens 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffry Elison  written by
Connie Stevens  written by

Produced by
Serap Acuner .... associate producer
Rita Baghdadi .... associate producer
Aylin Filiba .... executive producer
Ron Gell .... executive producer
John Gioia .... executive producer
Nesim Hason .... executive producer
Sezin Hason .... associate producer
Jak Kamhi .... executive producer
Jeanine Rohn .... line producer
Ralph S. Singleton .... producer (as Ralph Singleton)
Connie Stevens .... producer
Brian Tanke .... line producer
Straw Weisman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Golub 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney 
 
Film Editing by
Clarinda Wong 
 
Casting by
Sarah C. Koeppe 
 
Production Design by
Robert Hummel  (as Bob Hummel)
 
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Allen .... hair stylist
Mary Allen .... makeup artist
Breezy Brezany .... hair stylist (as Breezy Brezany-Adams)
Breezy Brezany .... makeup artist (as Breezy Brezany-Adams)
Lisa Brockman-Kalz .... key makeup artist (as isa Kalz)
Teresa Miller .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Anthony Bozanich .... post-production supervisor
Andrea A. Friedland .... production supervisor (as Andrea Friedland)
Josh Levy .... post-production supervisor
Allison Whitmer .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Fiedler .... first assistant director
Heather L. Hogan .... second second assistant director
Jim Simone .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cat Dawson .... property master (as Cat Cacciatore)
Aaron Dugger .... off-site construction
Travis Eisenberg .... art swing (as Travis C. Elsenberg)
Amy Graham .... assistant property master
Carol Hummel .... prop buyer (as Carol Cline-Hummel)
Kevin Hummel .... on-set dresser
Justin Shields .... off-site construction
Flynn Thomas Smith .... art swing (as Flynn Smith)
Tim Stephens .... leadman
Mark Millicent .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ed Carr .... re-recording mixer (as Edward C. Carr III)
Frazier Eades .... boom operator (as Fredrick Fraizer Eads)
Fred Early .... sound mixer
Todd Grace .... assistant sound editor
Bruce M. Honda .... sound effects editor (as Bruce Honda)
Brian Rizer .... supervising sound editor
John Rotondi .... sound re-recording engineer: Digital Dreams Sound Studios
David John West .... dialogue editor: Digital Dreams Sound Studios (as David West)
David John West .... foley re-recording mixer: Digital Dreams Sound Studios (as David West)
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer: Digital Dreams Sound Studios (as David West)
Peter Austin .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Shaun Burdick .... sound editor (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Scott Westley .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Babendrager .... special effects technician
Lou Carlucci .... technical advisor
Donn Markel .... special effects coordinator
Mike Strain Jr. .... special effects technician (as Mike Strain)
Ron Rosegard .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jada Budrick .... video technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Floyd Burks .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Michael Caplan .... visual effects producer: Engine Room VFX
Stephen Chiu .... visual effects coordinator: Engine Room VFX
Andy Chua .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Padraic Culham .... digital artist: Engine Room VFX
Mary Dowd .... digital artist: Engine Room VFX
Ashley Farber .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Frank Figueroa .... video technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Eric Heavens .... digital artist: Engine Room VFX
John Herndon .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
John Kearns .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Christopher Kutcka .... vice president of imaging: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Chris Kutcka)
Ron Leidelmeijer .... video technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Cynthia Lemus .... scheduling: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
LaNelle Mason .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Jonathan Mecenas .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Todd Mitchell .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Erin Nelson)
Scott Osborn .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Don Osborne .... visual effects editor: Engine Room VFX
Ron Perez .... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Joshua Pines .... vide president of color imaging r & d: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Madhava Reddy .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Mady Yatham)
Doug Richardson .... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX
Brad Sutton .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Mike Tosti .... production technology: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Paul Turang .... engineering: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Dan Williams .... video technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Daniel Williams)
 
Stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt coordinator (as Joe Bucaro)
Donna Evans .... stunt double: Grace (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Rebecca Michelle Leavitt .... stunt double: Lucy (as Rebecca Leavitt)
Zedric Harris .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Al Sears .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Todd Rogers Terry .... stunt actor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harvey T. Barrett Jr. .... electrician (as Harvey Barrett)
Chris Benson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Bonner .... loader
Cory Brandon Clay .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Cory Clay)
Stephen Crocker .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Shannon DeWolfe .... loader
Taylor Ellison .... grip
Karen Foglesong .... electrician
Karen Foglesong .... grip
Anne Freivogel .... loader
Dan Gartner .... best boy electric
Luci Harper .... electrician (as Lucy Harper)
Tim Hawn .... electrician
Gordon Hayman .... dolly grip
Marty Hechinger .... best boy grip (as Martin Hechinger)
David Houlle .... chief lighting technician
David Houlle .... gaffer
Keith Hueffmeier .... second assistant camera
Dave Kube .... grip
Denis Maloney .... camera operator "a" camera
Ed Manton .... grip
Kelly Myers .... grip
Dave Rutherford .... steadicam operator
John Sennott .... electrician
Alan R. Sohn .... electrician (as Alan Sohn)
Richard Speed .... key grip
Chris Benson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Tobin .... video assist operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cindy Sheltmire .... extras casting: Columbia, Missouri
Joni Tackette .... extras casting: St. Louis (as Jonie Tackette)
Jill Womack .... extra casting assistant: Columbia, Missouri
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Ellison .... set costumer
Susan Gieger .... seamstress
Alice Kinzie .... wardrobe production assistant
Carmen Thompson .... costume supervisor
Jessica Viner .... set costumer
Lindsey Walker .... set costumer
Garrett Brawith .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Colby Enders .... assistant editor
Jason Fabbro .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediate (as Carl Moore)
Eileen Nelson .... assistant editor
James Renfroe .... assistant editor
Steve Rundell .... vice president of theatrical production: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Mark Sahagun .... digitl edit conform: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Brandon Torres .... operations: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Christian Zak .... vice president of independent feature services: Technicolor Digital Intermediate
Kendra Rasmussen .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ron Durham .... location manager
Arlene Hostetler .... location liaison
Jason Powell .... location production assistant
 
Music Department
Jenée DeAngelis .... music supervisor (as Jenee DeAngelis)
Stuart Goetz .... music editor
Peter Golub .... conductor
Peter Golub .... orchestrator
Michael J. Green .... score recordist
Ted Hinckley .... orchestral contractor
Tor Hyams .... music supervisor
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Penka Kouneva .... orchestrator
Mark Wheaton .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Billy Anderson .... driver: van
Bruce Billings .... driver: stakebed
Jimmy Cowden .... driver: van (as Jim Cowden)
Terry Dupuis .... personal driver: Ms. Stevens
Lyndon Jones .... driver: stakebed
Carla Klein .... driver: stakebed
Gracie Klein .... driver: stakebed
John McLaughlin .... transportation captain
John McLaughlin .... transportation coordinator
Chris Musick .... driver: stakebed
Steve Speakman .... driver: special effects/water truck
Kenneth Vining .... driver: van (as Kenny Vining)
 
Other crew
Vicki Baldwin .... on-set production assistant
Michael Collins .... accountant
Aaron Crozier .... on-set production assistant
Belle Francisco .... script supervisor (as Belle S. C. Francisco)
Laura Geisel .... on-set production assistant
Sam Halabi .... chef assistant: Wayno's Catering
Wes Hannah .... on-set production assistant
Robert Hemmelgarn .... key office production assistant
Carol Hummel .... historical researcher (as Carol Klein-Hummel)
Wayne Lemmer .... original film footage
Keith Megna .... trailer
Chris Moore .... on-set production assistant
Lisandra Pinuelas .... personal assistant: Ms. Stevens
Robert Podolor .... caterer/chef: Wayno's Catering
Chris Reams .... on-set production assistant
Wendy Rohland .... first assistant accountant
Scott G. Sanders .... production secretary (as Scott Sanders)
Kevin Sasaki .... publicist
Heather Sconyers .... production coordinator
Emily Scruggs .... studio teacher
Drew Stewart .... office production assistant
Kelvin Tate .... accounting clerk
Chris Tobin .... on-set production assistant
Chot Ulep .... catering office manager: Wayno's Catering
Matt Underwood .... craft services: Wayno's Catering
Cricket Vandover .... studio teacher
Liz Wallace .... on-set medic
 
Thanks
John Gioia .... in loving memory of
Grace Irvin .... in loving memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violent content and brief sexuality
Runtime:
116 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Connie Stevens is the first woman to begin directing in her 70's. for this feature she has enlisted actors that started in last six decades. Piper Laurie from the 50's, Scott Wilson from the 60's, Michael Biehn and Tatum O'Neal from the 70's, Tricia Leigh Fisher and Penelope Ann Miller from the 80's, Joel Gretsch and Audrey Wasilewski from the 90's and of course the children from the 2000's.See more »
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14 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Is there hope for the lost?, 21 September 2011
Author: Grizeus from United States

I didn't know what to expect when walking into this film, other than that Connie Stevens created it with many others including Tatum O'Neal as the lead actress and Michael Biehn as lead actor. I came out of the theater realizing I had just witnessed a great and legendary picture, with the second greatest performance I have ever had a chance to see. Connie Stevens was sitting directly behind me, as were two of the young actresses who helped bring real life into this film. "Grace" starts out very innocently. We learn that Michael Biehn's character is brother to a woman named Grace who has spent the last two decades confined in a mental hospital. And then we see Tatum O'Neal as Grace, and one can tell this is an extraordinary performance from the very first shot of her. After years of turmoil and bargaining, Grace is finally released back into society into Michael's home where he lives with his wife and daughter, and her friend Carrie played by Rylee Fansler. From the beginning though, this is all Rylee's experience in living with her friend and her family, and her character, Carrie, is based entirely on Connie Stevens; this film was a real part of her life. Grace was a part of her life, and as we learn, not in a truly positive way. As Grace struggles to adjust, the weather is looking grim, and a historical flood causes mass conflict for all. Can Grace cope, or will her actions lead her into the darkest of places? Tatum O'Neal, many blessings to you. She was perfect in her performance and thrilling throughout. The second half of this film is extremely darker than the first, and for that reason I urge everyone to see this film as it heads into theatres and watch the film in its entirety. I hope to see more from Connie Stevens and an Academy Award nomination for Tatum O'Neal, she deserves the best.

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