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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 overview, first billed only:
... Victor Fox
Ashley Anne Ayer ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Kaja Stiglic ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson ... 'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
... Grace Beasley
... Max Beasley
... Morning Chicago T.V. Host
Amo Gulinello ... T.V. Station Intern
... Maudey
... Waitress
Charlotte Zucker ... Restaurant Patron
Susan Breslau ... Restaurant Patron
... T.V. Guest Fighter
Karen Vaccaro ... T.V. Guest Fighter
William Dambra ... T.V. Guest Fighter (as Billy Dambra)
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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 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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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 Grace collapses on hearing that Victor Fox has been murdered, she drives her shopping cart into a display of Orange Slice soda. The sodas are clearly in plastic bottles, but the sound effect is of glass bottles being knocked over. See more »

Quotes

Dirk Simpson: The strangest dream - I was sleeping with my mother while being watched by a dwarf.
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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 »

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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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Always on My Mind
Written by Johnny Christopher, Francis Zambon (as Mark James) and Wayne Carson Thompson (as Wayne Thompson)
Performed by Jonathan Pryce
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Funny, sweet, unique
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

What a shame this movie was never released. (It is now playing on cable.) I tuned in based on my high regard for the stars and was rewarded by seeing a movie far better than the ones I've been paying to see in theatres recently. I like to be surprised. So often movies are marketed as "offbeat," but are in fact more of the same old recycled drivel. This movie is genuinely different, with the bonus of a heartwarming message. Jonathan Pryce sings like an angel. Even though he is required by the plot to sing some of the most mawkishly sentimental songs ever written, he does them so well one doesn't mind. Cathy Bates and Rupert Everett are well-cast and superb, but a newcomer in the role of Cathy Bates' daughter-in-law steals every scene she is in. Give this film a chance.


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