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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 »

Director:

Stan Lathan

Writer:

Matt Robinson
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Cast

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
Dolph Sweet ... Mayor Scott
Jon Richards Jon Richards ... Train Conductor
Stepin Fetchit ... Cousin Lincoln
Butterfly McQueen ... Clarine
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Storyline

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

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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!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodás kegyelem See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Grace boards the train at the beginning of the film, she wears a white shawl over her shoulders while she says goodbye to her family from the door, but it's gone in the next scene as she enters the train car and is not seen when she debarks the train or during the cab ride home. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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

Soundtracks

I'm So Glad (Waters Gonna Be the Mayor)
Written by Matt Robinson
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Simplistic but enjoyable comedy.
14 February 2002 | by CobblerSee all my reviews

Amazing Grace features some extremely simplistic writing and broad (to say the least) acting, but the overall message of the film is positive and inspiring, and "Moms" is really a sight to see. She carries this film on her back with no effort at all. A classy performance by Moses Gunn and some wonderful location shooting (even though the film was shot in Philly, not Baltimore) aid the film as well. A bizarre cameo by Butterfly McQueen is the icing on the cake. Recommended. 7/10.


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