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Amazing Grace (1974)

G | | Comedy | 30 August 1974 (USA)
An elderly woman in a Baltimore neighborhood finds out that a somewhat slow-witted neighbor is being put up for local office by some shady politicians who have no interest in their ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Moms Mabley ... Grace
Slappy White ... Forthwith Wilson
Rosalind Cash ... Creola Waters
Moses Gunn ... Welton J. Waters
James Karen ... Annenberg
George Lee Miles ... Blaney
Gary Bolling Gary Bolling ... William
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An elderly woman in a Baltimore neighborhood finds out that a somewhat slow-witted neighbor is being put up for local office by some shady politicians who have no interest in their neighborhood but are interested in getting their hands on the money that comes into it. She gets some neighborhood people together and together they plan to thwart the politicians' schemes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Who's Comin' to Put an End to Dirty Tricks, Crooked Politicians and Lyin' Mayors! Who? America's Most Glamorous, Sexiest Female Superstar! "Moms" Mabley! It's About Time!






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Release Date:

30 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodás kegyelem See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although filmed in Philadelphia, the story takes place in Baltimore. See more »


According to dates on some of the newspapers on which headlines track the progress of the mayoral campaign, it is happening in 1973. Baltimore's had a mayoral election in 1971 and the mayor's term is 4 years, so the next one was in 1975. See more »


Grace: A few more days like today and I ain't gonna have no days left at all.
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Crazy Credits

The producer gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland; the sacrifice of two dozen Grade A, USDA-inspected, North Carolina chickens; and a whole batch of blessings from whom all blessings flow; Amen. See more »


Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) See more »


Amazing Grace (How Sweet She Be)
Written by Matt Robinson
Sung by Marjorie Barnes
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EXCELLENT Family Movie, Funny, Funny, Funny {^j^}
16 January 2005 | by Don GinterSee all my reviews

I can not remember when the last time is I saw such a truly funny, funny movie. There are NO swear words, nudity (or close!), crude humor, etc. It is a PURELY FUNNY MOVIE. I saw this on one of the Direct Satilite TV Movie Channels and have not been able to find it anywhere since. Unlike most of the black actors/actresses of her time, Ma Mabley can pull off gut-wrenching laughter from you, without having to resort to dirty language. If only Richard Prior, Redd Foxx, Bill Cosby (yes, even HE "had" to use mild swear words to try to get a laugh, especially in his beginning), Martin Lawrence, etc. etc. would have taken a 'lesson from Ma', they too might have been this funny! I would give my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION to this movie. It should be RE-RELEASED and in everyone's collection!! Don Ginter Northville NY 12134-0627 USA

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