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Grace & Glorie (1998)

When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much ... See full summary »

Writers:

Grace McKeaney (teleplay), Tom Ziegler (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Grace Stiles
Diane Lane ... Gloria Greenwood
Neal McDonough ... David Greenwood
Chris Beetem Chris Beetem ... Roy Stiles
Carrie Preston ... Charlene Stiles
Emmy Rossum ... Luanne
Viola Davis ... Rosemary Allbright
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Winnifred Bradley
Sue Bugden Sue Bugden ... Dr. Peters
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Bernice Wallace
Gordana Rashovich Gordana Rashovich ... Nurse Janice Crane
William Severs William Severs ... Reverend J.P. Conklin
Jack Willis Jack Willis ... Lou Edwards
Ron McLarty ... R.J. Anders
Michael Emerson ... Arnold Dudley
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Storyline

When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much kinship including a lost child. Slowly the two build a bond and learn about life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Grace & Glorie (#48.2) See more »

Filming Locations:

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Gloria: How does this thing work?
Grace: It's got a handle and a spout, how do you think it works?
Gloria: Well humor me Mrs Stiles, I'm not a morning person!
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Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Apple Tree On The Hill
Words and Music Rod McBrien
Publisher Grieving Goblin Music BMI
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A nugget of a play adapted for cinema
18 November 2001 | by Jugu AbrahamSee all my reviews

I loved this film. It is one of those films that I began watching when I was sleepy. Five minutes into the film, I was wide awake.

First, I had never heard of Tom Ziegler ever in my life. I am not likely to forget the name now. This play that he wrote is tender, well developed and well written.

Films on geriatrics have never raked in dollars. I loved Paul Mazursky's "Harry and Tonto" which was not so serious as this film. I loved "Driving Miss Daisy" as well. I would classify "Grace and Glorie" right alongside these films. Indian cinema has made two notable films on similar themes Prema Karanth's "Phaniyamma" in Kannada and another film called "36, Chowringhee Lane". In France, there was this wonderful film called "Le Chat" or the cat, with Simone Signoret.

What was great about this film apart from the play was the immaculate performance of Gena Rowlands and a noteworthy performance by Diane Lane. Both are stage actresses, or at least have stage experience and hence takes to the play like ducks to water.

But Ms Rowlands is outstanding. I loved her performance in "Gloria" as a feisty gangster woman. Now here she is playing a dying terminally ill lady. The range of her performances is fascinating. She is truly one of America's greatest actresses. She probably would have not been so good if she had spent her career pursuing mainstream cinema roles--but apparently she chose to act in husband Cassavettes' movies and some off-beat movies like this one.

The director of the movie and the camera-work are not outstanding but quite well-done. But my kudos for the perfect casting.


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