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Falling from Grace (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 21 February 1992 (USA)
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Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds ... See full summary »

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John Mellencamp

Writer:

Larry McMurtry
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Mellencamp ... Bud Parks
Mariel Hemingway ... Alice Parks
Claude Akins ... Speck Parks
Dub Taylor ... Grandpa Parks
Kay Lenz ... P.J. Parks
Larry Crane Larry Crane ... Ramey Parks
Kate Noonan Kate Noonan ... Linda
Deirdre O'Connell ... Sally Cutler
John Prine ... Mitch Cutler
Brent Huff ... Parker Parks
Joanne Jacobson Joanne Jacobson ... Marian Parks
Tracy Cowles Tracy Cowles ... Bobby Tucker
Melissa Ann Hackman Melissa Ann Hackman ... Terri Jo Parks
Mary Tom Crain Mary Tom Crain ... Grandma Parks
Sigmund Balaban Sigmund Balaban ... Country Club Manager
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Storyline

Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds him as a country music star whose meanderings and philandering has thrown his life into turmoil. Returning to his native Indiana to try to reestablish a normal life. Instead he takes up with an old lover (Lenz), ignoring his loving wife (Hemingway), and duplicating the lifestyle of his womanizing father (Akins). Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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For country music star Buddy Parks, the shortest distance between two hearts is a road that leads straight back home.

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Drama | Music

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Trivia

Dub Taylor plays Claude Akins father in "Falling from Grace". They also appeared together in "Black Gold", and in "Movin' On" ("The Old South Will Rise Again", "Laredo " (Limit of the Law Larkin"),"The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw", and "Dark Room ("Uncle George"). See more »

Quotes

Alice Parks: You can't have some secret world in your mind and another one on the street.
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Soundtracks

All the Best (acoustic version)
Written by John Prine
Performed by John Prine
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Mellancamp Music Fans
7 November 2008 | by snorton-12See all my reviews

I too thought this movie was a very good product considering it was Mellancamps acting and directorial debut! One thing I thought interesting that no one has commented on was John's inclusion of people close to him. Toby Meyers, one guitarist from his band, played the part of Luke. Larry Crane, another guitarist from John's earlier days, played the part of Ramey. I thought Larry appeared much more comfortable and natural in front of the camera that John did.

Also, one point I am not sure of was the woman who played John's grandmother, their interaction seemed very natural so I assumed she was his real grandmother!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Souvenirs See more »

Filming Locations:

Seymour, Indiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,708, 23 February 1992

Gross USA:

$231,826

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$231,826
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Little B See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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