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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 »

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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:

The joint venture that will have you rolling in the aisles 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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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jardín de la alegría See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£402,915 (United Kingdom), 21 May 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$287,452, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,115,757, 15 October 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was the inspiration for Martin Clunes' TV Movie and long-running Series, Doc Martin. See more »

Goofs

The level of Grace's wine when she's talking to her late husband's lover. It goes from half to almost full as the camera switches from a side to a behind view. Also, when the wine is poured, the bottle is not tipped up long enough and it doesn't make a long enough pouring sound to put that much wine in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Grace Trevethyn: [high on weed, she starts laughing hysterically]
Matthew Stewart: What? What is it? What's so funny?
Grace Trevethyn: [laughing] You're Scottish!
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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

Followed by Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Witchcraft
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Robert Palmer
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Take the high road to a comedy that truly lights up.
18 November 2005 | by Lady_TargaryenSee all my reviews

Saving Grace is a nice movie to watch in a boring afternoon,when you are looking for something different than the regular scripts and wants to have some fun. I mean,the whole idea of this movie and all the marijuana in it is such a craziness! It was the first movie I watched with this theme(drugs/marijuana) that is not really criticizing it,only making jokes about it. Grace Trevethyn is a widow,who lives in a small town in U.K. and has many financial problems because of her dead husband, who committed suicide since he was full of debts. The problem is that Grace, who imagined to have some money saved for her, discovers that she needs to pay all of her husband's pounds in debts to not lose all of her things, specially her house that she loves so much. She never worked before, and is in a tragic situation until Matthew,her gardener who is very found of smoking pot, decides to make a partnership with her in selling marijuana in large scale.


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