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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 »

Director:

Allison Anders

Writer:

Allison Anders
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

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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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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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Trivia

In To Die For (1995), Illeana Douglas and Matt Dillon play sister and brother. In this movie one year later, they play wife and husband. See more »

Goofs

Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Jay Phillips: The only thing I wish for you, and I wish it most sincerely, I wish you would get fired.
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Soundtracks

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Written and Performed by Tiffany Anders and Boyd Rice
Produced by Larry Klein
Boyd Rice appears courtesy of Mute Records
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5 July 2004 | by sjsmith48See all my reviews

Just a reminder, folks, that not all movies are supposed to be, nor do they attempt to be, Oscar-contenders. Some films are merely entertaining. I enjoyed this film for exactly that reason -- ENTERTAINMENT. If a movie makes you laugh or cry, it has accomplished its mission. Great soundtrack too, by the way (which I bought). Oh, and a little note to those of you who are trying (in vain) to be the next Gene Shalit or Roger Ebert: Some of your "reviews" are exasperatingly immature, e.g., "she's ugly." Illeana Douglas is an excellent actress with a unique beauty. I'm guessing the "she's ugly" comments come from a big fan of Baywatch and Pamela Anderson? Since when do a person's physical looks have anything to do with their ability to act?


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