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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 September 1996 (USA)
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Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ... See full summary »

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Lee David Zlotoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Elliott ... Percy Talbott
Ellen Burstyn ... Hannah Ferguson
Marcia Gay Harden ... Shelby Goddard
Will Patton ... Nahum Goddard
Kieran Mulroney ... Joe Sperling
Gailard Sartain ... Sheriff Gary Walsh
John M. Jackson ... Johnny B. / Eli
Louise De Cormier Louise De Cormier ... Effy Katshaw
Ida Griesemer Ida Griesemer ... Rebecca Goddard
Lincoln Grow Lincoln Grow ... Molly Goddard
Emerson Grow Emerson Grow ... Molly Goddard
Sam Lloyd Sr. Sam Lloyd Sr. ... Meeshack Boggs
Lisa Louise Langford Lisa Louise Langford ... Jolene
Forrest Murray Forrest Murray ... Stuart
Patty Smith Patty Smith ... Customer #1
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Storyline

Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others. Written by Erich Boleyn <erich@uruk.org>

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To a town with no future, comes a girl with a past.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spitfire Grill See more »

Filming Locations:

Peacham, Vermont, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,049, 25 August 1996

Gross USA:

$12,658,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,658,486
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An early Christian film made by The Sacred Heart League, Inc. to raise money for Auto Immune Disease research and treatment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Percy: [answering call] Maine tourist office, how can I help you today?
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Referenced in Sledstvie veli...: Besy (2007) See more »

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Falling Sky
Performed by Martin Zellar
Written by Martin Zellar
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User Reviews

Ayuh, True Enough Account On all Parts
1 December 2004 | by earlydurbSee all my reviews

Little sleeper flick that didn't get a lot of attention in the mainstream. I was born and and live about 30 minutes away from the 'Spit Fire Grill.' Character depictions of the locals is fair enough, but the story line is universal. Who amongst us hasn't judged another ? And who hasn't been judged ? We've all made mistakes, intentional or not, and this movie shows the good, the bad, the ugly, and MAYBE.... the HOPE. It ain't preachy, but I honestly think that MOST people could gain something from watching this movie. I did.

ly, K, kab


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