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Unconditional Love (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 23 August 2002 (UK)
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After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Pryce ... Victor Fox
Ashley Anne Ayer Ashley Anne Ayer ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Kaja Stiglic Kaja Stiglic ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson Lisa Nicole Wilkerson ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Kathy Bates ... Grace Beasley
Dan Aykroyd ... Max Beasley
Beth Littleford ... Morning Chicago T.V. Host
Amo Gulinello Amo Gulinello ... T.V. Station Intern
Meredith Eaton ... Maudey
Bitty Schram ... Waitress
Charlotte Zucker Charlotte Zucker ... Restaurant Patron
Susan Breslau Susan Breslau ... Restaurant Patron
Brenda Pickleman ... T.V. Guest Fighter
Karen Vaccaro Karen Vaccaro ... T.V. Guest Fighter
William Dambra William Dambra ... T.V. Guest Fighter (as Billy Dambra)
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Storyline

After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews and Barry Manilow. Written by Anonymous

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If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Shot Victor Fox See more »

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Avery Pix See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 1999, the film stayed on the shelf until it premiered in the US on the Starz cable network on Aug 2, 2003 and then went straight to DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Dirk is inviting Grace to dine with him, he shakes out a napkin and tosses it on her plate. We then see the napkin on the plate neatly folded in a triangle shape. See more »

Quotes

Dirk Simpson: [in a gun store in Chicago] I'm British and I need a gun.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits tell us that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was "sung a little by Kathy Bates" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "sung even less by Kathy Bates." See more »

Connections

References The King and I (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfect Situation for a Fool
Written by Jai Josefs and Roy Brown
Performed by George Highfill
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Delightful
26 April 2004 | by lena771See all my reviews

I found this movie to be extremely delightful.I am biased I suppose.I happen to adore Kathy Bates.I found her singing an added pleasure.She has a very nice voice.

Ms Bates plays Grace Beasley.The film takes you from her doledrums married life in Chicago to England,the home of her recently murdered singing idol Victor Fox.There she meets his three surviving uppity sisters.She also discovers that Victor leaves behind a male lover,Dirk Simpson.

The story leads you on to some surprisingly comedic and heartwarming situations as Grace and Dirk develop a true fondness for each other,after an initial rather rude rejection,on his part.They return to Chicago where they team up with Grace's pint-sized,hilarious daughter-in-law,Maudie,to find the serial killer who murdered Victor.

Everyone in the picture did a fine job.Particularly enjoyed Julie Andrews,Lynn Redgrave and Barry Manilow.This movie was fun.It makes you cry.The music is absolutely charming.

Other posters here who found problems with any parts of this movie,just don't have a clue.


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