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Grace Under Fire 

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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

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Chuck Lorre
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5   4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Brett Butler ...  Grace Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Casey Sander ...  Wade Swoboda 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Kaitlin Cullum ...  Libby Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Dylan Sprouse ...  Patrick Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Cole Sprouse ...  Patrick Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Dave Thomas ...  Russell Norton 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Julie White ...  Nadine Swoboda 98 episodes, 1993-1997
Jon Paul Steuer ...  Quentin Kelly 73 episodes, 1993-1996
Peggy Rea ...  Jean Kelly 50 episodes, 1993-1998
Walter Olkewicz ...  Dougie Boudreau 48 episodes, 1993-1997
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Storyline

After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes. Against this serious backdrop, this show is actually a comedy, finding humor in the relationships between Grace and her co-workers at the oil refinery, her neighbors Wade and Nadine, and Russel Norton, the bachelor pharmacist. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The show's premise of a recovering alcoholic hit too close to home, as Brett Butler was an alcoholic in real life. She drunkenly fought for creative control, resulting in five producers either quitting or being forced out in the five years the sitcom was on the air. Off-set, Butler pulled such stunts as stumbling onto David Letterman and claiming Walt Disney's last words were, 'Whatever you do, don't let the Jews get the place." (the sitcom aired on ABC, which had recently been purchased by Disney.) Butler's supporting cast soon grew tired of her expletive-filled rants and on-set breakdowns. Julie White quit the show, and Jon Paul Steuer reportedly left after he received a firsthand look at Butler's new boob job, which Butler proudly flashed about set. ABC hastily ended the show mid season in 1998. See more »

Quotes

[Russell is complaining as Grace has bought "Alternative Medicine"]
Russell Norton: Grace, all this phoney-baloney stuff is killing me.
Grace Kelly: Russell, you shouldn't be so homeo-phobic
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Referenced in Dennis Miller Live: Fame (1994) See more »

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Perfect World
Performed by Michael O'Brien
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Good 90's Comedy Series
6 April 2019 | by gregberne11See all my reviews

I'm the 2900th voter and I'm honestly surprised this is only rated as 6.3. It was a very good show for the first 2 years. Still OK after that. I'd say 7-8 would be fair. But it gets less funny and a bit stale near the end, probably because it was so famously plagued with behind the scenes drama related to Brett Butler's drug addiction and erratic and diva-like behaviour.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grace Under Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Elgin, Illinois, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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