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Saving Grace (2000)

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

Director:

Nigel Cole

Writers:

Mark Crowdy (story), Craig Ferguson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn ... Grace
Craig Ferguson ... Matthew
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Bamford
Tchéky Karyo ... Jacques (as Tcheky Karyo)
Jamie Foreman ... China
Bill Bailey ... Vince
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Nicky
Tristan Sturrock ... Harvey
Clive Merrison ... Quentin
Leslie Phillips ... Vicar
Diana Quick ... Honey
Phyllida Law ... Margaret
Linda Kerr Scott Linda Kerr Scott ... Diana
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ... Mrs Hopkins
Paul Brooke ... Charlie
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Storyline

A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. He is wanting to get married, but needs capital. What he doesn't know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. Everything busts loose from there. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Grace's doctor is worried about the state of her joints... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Craig Ferguson not only co-starred in the film alongside Brenda Blethyn but her also Co-wrote the film with Mark Crowdy. See more »

Goofs

When Matthew is climbing up the ladder and Grace speaks to him out of her window, his left hand is alternately on/off the rung between shots. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Stewart: Last time you were in London was five years ago for the Chelsea Flower Show. You can't sell this stuff at a florist!
Grace Trevethyn: What's your Master Plan Then?
Matthew Stewart: I was going to go to Portabello Road...
[Grace disagrees]
Matthew Stewart: With the greatest respect... I'm the young hip one. You're the hip replacement.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the movie title appears and then turns to smoke & blows away while you hear someone exhale. See more »

Connections

References Diva (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Me Smile
Written by Steve Harley (uncredited)
Performed by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
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User Reviews

 
Feel-good movie
30 December 2003 | by yvonatronSee all my reviews

This movie is inspiring to anyone who is or has been in a tough jam, whether financially or emotionally. You will definitely laugh, which is the best medicine! :) Left in a bad financial situation when her husband dies, Grace has to find a new way to make some money and it's not exactly legal which adds to the humour. Even my boyfriend liked it so don't think that it's a chick-flic.


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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saving Grace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$287,452, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$12,178,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,741,330
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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