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Grace of My Heart (1996)

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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »

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Allison Anders

Writer:

Allison Anders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Illeana Douglas ... Denise Waverly / Edna Buxton
Sissy Boyd Sissy Boyd ... Dress Saleswoman
Christina Pickles ... Mrs. Buxton
Jill Sobule Jill Sobule ... Singing Contestant
Jennifer Leigh Warren Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Doris Shelley
Tegan West Tegan West ... M.C. at Talent Show
Richard Schiff ... Audition Record Producer
Natalie Venetia Belcon Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Betty
Kathy Barbour Kathy Barbour ... Sha Sha
John Turturro ... Joel Millner
Diane Robin ... Waitress in Diner
Eric Jerome Kirkland Eric Jerome Kirkland ... Stylette
Irving Washington III Irving Washington III ... Stylette (as Irving Eugene Washington III)
Kurt Jackson Kurt Jackson ... Stylette
Michael Angelo Saulsberry Michael Angelo Saulsberry ... Stylette (as Michael Saulsberry)
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Storyline

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph. Written by John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For years her songs brought fame to other people. Then she found her own voice.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de Um Génio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$173,654, 15 September 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$617,632, 6 October 1996
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Kelly Porter, the female bubblegum pop singer who was in the closet (played by Bridget Fonda) was inspired by Lesley Gore, who actually helped compose some of the music for the movie. At the time of Gore's death in 2015, she had been with her romantic partner, Lois Sasson, for 33 years. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Edna Buxton: Mother, the dress doesn't fit.
Mrs. Buxton: The dress fits the occasion. It's you that doesn't fit.
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Connections

References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Kid
Written by M. Fosson and E. Berghoff
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by The Williams Brothers
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Personal rock-n-roll story.
15 December 1998 | by Peach-2See all my reviews

Grace Of My Heart is a great rock-n-roll movie. It is also a very good character based drama. The cast is very good with Illeana Douglas and John Turturro turning in great performances. The director, Allison Anders, has made a very tight and well constructed story. The music is great and I also enjoyed Matt Dillon's performance as a paranoid musical genius. This is a very good movie.


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