Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ...
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he has to get rid of first.Written by
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The original ending had Seymour Flint drowning in an attempt to save Grace's life when she walks into the ocean. After a negative reaction from a preview audience, the ending was changed to a happier one. See more »
The alternate cut known as the "Ultimate Solution" contains several musical differences when compared with the more widely available version. The most noticeable difference is that in the two sequence scored with The Pretenders songs, John Addison's original cues were reinstated. These scenes are when Grace gets accidentally kidnapped in Seymour's car and the final hearse chase. The end credits however still list the songs even though they are not in the picture anymore. See more »
I have watched Grace Quigley a couple of times (on VHS) and found myself laughing out loud each time. It really is one of the best dark comedies around. I've recommended it to several friends who never heard of the movie and after watching it have come back to thank me. I don't think it ever made it to DVD, which is too bad. I would happily buy the DVD if it becomes available. Nolte and Hepburn are terrific.
The final solution is the best part of the plot. Hepburn and Nolte meet up in the most unusual way. Hepburn plays the part of the old woman who is fed up with her difficult life and wants to end it all. Nolte is a 'hit man' and Hepburn tries to hire him to do herself in. Being such a lovable old lady causes a conflict and Nolte cannot bring himself to do it... The end result a booming business with the most unorthodox product for 'sale'.
If you are in the mood for a good laugh, this is one that you should not miss.
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