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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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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:

Care of 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,643,776, 8 December 1996
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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 Més enllà del riu (2012) See more »

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Falling Sky
Performed by Martin Zellar
Written by Martin Zellar
Courtesy of Rykodisk
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The Spitfire Grill
16 February 2005 | by ladyhawk-18See all my reviews

This is an excellent "chic flick". Have the Kleenex box close by, it's a real tear jerker. The movie takes place in a small New England town. It's social comment is: "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Poor Percy was jailed for the crime of killing her tormentor. She did her time and paid for her crime but not everybody felt that way. Nahum, in particular, had a rough lesson to learn about judgement. What Percy doesn't know is that she is going to be the catalyst to ignite growth again in the little town of Gilead. She helps every "townie" in one way or another with her simple, uneducated truths and her honest and open view of the world. She's a breath of fresh air this town needed if it was going to grow and mature. Take a look at this movie. You will find it gets under your skin and you are rooting for Percy to make this her home, this little town named Gilead.


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