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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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... Percy Talbott
... Hannah Ferguson
... Shelby Goddard
... Nahum Goddard
... Joe Sperling
... Sheriff Gary Walsh
... Johnny B. / Eli
Louise De Cormier ... Effy Katshaw
Ida Griesemer ... Rebecca Goddard
Lincoln Grow ... Molly Goddard
Emerson Grow ... Molly Goddard
Sam Lloyd Sr. ... Meeshack Boggs
Lisa Louise Langford ... Jolene
Forrest Murray ... Stuart
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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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Care of the Spitfire Grill  »

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$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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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Percy: [answering call] Maine tourist office, how can I help you today?
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Little Kicks (1996) See more »

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Falling Sky
Performed by Martin Zellar
Written by Martin Zellar
Courtesy of Rykodisk
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Why aren't all movies this good?
22 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Can't believe that anybody could write a poor review of this film. It is absolutely one of the best pictures I have seen in a very long time. Anybody who criticizes it just doesn't get it. But then again, I notice most of the negative reviews have been posted by men who obviously have no sensitivity.

Between Mr. Zlotoff's excellent writing and James Horner's awesome score, I was just blown away by this movie. It is just a beautiful film. I just wish that this would be the type and caliber of what Hollywood would offer us as a form of entertainment.


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