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Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 2008 (Spain)
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A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Director:

Tom Kalin

Writers:

Howard A. Rodman (screenplay), Natalie Robins (book) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Barbara Baekeland
Stephen Dillane ... Brooks Baekeland
Anne Reid ... Nini Daly
Martin Huber Martin Huber ... Aschwin Lippe
Minnie Marx Minnie Marx ... Midge Vanden Heuvel
Jim Arnold ... Joost Vanden Heuvel
Mapi Galán Mapi Galán ... Simone Lippe
Barney Clark ... Tony at 12
Abel Folk ... Carlos Durán
Belén Rueda ... Pilar Durán
Simón Andreu ... Jean Pierre Souvestre
Eddie Redmayne ... Antony Baekeland
Elena Anaya ... Blanca
Unax Ugalde ... Black Jake Martínez
Melina Matthews ... Lorna Moffat
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Storyline

The true story of the beautiful and charismatic but mentally unstable Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his alienated mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown. Written by Anonymous

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Truth is more shocking than fiction. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The Baekelands' retreat scenes were shot at an 800-year-old castle on Mallorca. It's allegedly haunted by a ghost named Blanca. See more »

Goofs

While Barbara and Antony are sitting in a bistro, she attributes the quote "when a man is tired of Paris he is tired of life" to Fitzgerald or Hemingway. The correct quote is "when a man is tired of London he is tired of life", by Samuel Johnson. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Antony Baekeland: I was eating a tomato at tea time a few weeks ago, and I suddenly realized that mommy is not dead at all. Just very, very mysterious.
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Soundtracks

Ain't Nobody Home
Written by Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by Howard Tate
Published by Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Shocking, slow, sick...but
19 August 2010 | by merylmattSee all my reviews

The idle rich are boring, which is why the movie is paced so slowly. The subject matter, based on truth is shocking because it is real and sick. You can see where this is going early on, but somehow, it's like a car accident. You don't want to watch but you do? Those of us who don't have money would like to think money cures problems, but as this material shows, if you're sick, you're sick. I thought the actors did a good job portraying their characters. When these things happen to ordinary people, they're statistics. When they happen to rich people, they become the material for books and movies.

Very dark subject matter, played out very frankly, which makes this all the more disturbing.


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Country:

France | Spain | USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,311, 1 June 2008

Gross USA:

$435,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,432,799
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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