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Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

Director:

Paul Schneider

Writers:

Percy Adlon (screenplay "Zuckerbaby"), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricki Lake ... Grace
Craig Sheffer ... Rob
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Keri
Paul Benedict ... Magleby
Betty Buckley ... Wanda
John Karlen ... Al
Cynthia Dale ... Olivia
Erik King
Olga Merediz ... Check-Out Girl
Elena Kudaba Elena Kudaba ... Neighbor
Alana Salvatore Alana Salvatore ... Elsa
Nicole Greenspan Nicole Greenspan ... Lisa
Marguerite Pigott Marguerite Pigott ... Saleslady
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Judge
Deborah Cass Deborah Cass ... Mortuary Woman #1
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Storyline

Grace is an overweight mortuary cosmetician who falls in love with Rob, a handsome subway train conductor who doesn't even know she exists. When she finally devises a way to meet him, they discover that although they are physically different, they have a lot more in common than they think. Written by Phil Fernando

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugarbaby See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985), a German film starring Marianne Sägebrecht and Eisi Gulp. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Those guys are a bunch of yoyo's they really are. Well sometimes I feel like I gotta be a part of it. Ya know um to be a real man, and then when I'm there I'm mostly embarrassed. Grace!
[Rob grabs Grace]
Grace: Just let go! Let's say it! I'm obesely overweight, I'm Fat, and I'm disgusting!
Rob: Would you stop it! Stop saying that junk! Just listen to me I was, I was a real jerk back there ok, That is not the way I really feel. And I'm sorry. And I like you Grace. I like you a lot.
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Remake of Zuckerbaby (1985) See more »

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Great Offbeat Comedy!!!
18 January 2002 | by menakaSee all my reviews

Very sweet movie,plot is very basic..girl gets boy,girl loses boy..but what makes the story unique is the fact that the heroine is an overweight mortuary cosmetician and Prince Charming works in the subway.The characters aren't glamorous nor the story particularly thrilling but the chemistry between Lake and Sheffer is lovely and the story is told with such wit and sincerity that you have to like it!!!


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