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Grace of My Heart (1996)

An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break... See full summary »

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Sissy Boyd ...
Dress Saleswoman
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Jill Sobule ...
Singing Contestant
Jennifer Leigh Warren ...
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M.C. at Talent Show
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Audition Record Producer
Natalie Venetia Belcon ...
Kathy Barbour ...
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Waitress in Diner
Eric Jerome Kirkland ...
Irving Washington III ...
Stylette (as Irving Eugene Washington III)
Kurt Jackson ...
Michael Angelo Saulsberry ...
Stylette (as Michael Saulsberry)
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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph. Written by John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

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For years her songs brought fame to other people. Then she found her own voice.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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13 September 1996 (USA)  »

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A Sombra de Um Génio  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$173,654, 15 September 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$617,632, 6 October 1996
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Trivia

Singer Jill Sobule, best known for her hit song "I Kissed a Girl" in 1995, can be briefly seen at the beginning. She's the singer warming up during and immediately after the movie title is shown. See more »

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Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »

Quotes

Record producer: Nice voice, toots. The thing is we already have someone just like you.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

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Love Doesn't Ever Fail Us
Written by Larry Klein and Tonio K.
Performed by The Williams Brothers
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Pure Entertainment
5 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just a reminder, folks, that not all movies are supposed to be, nor do they attempt to be, Oscar-contenders. Some films are merely entertaining. I enjoyed this film for exactly that reason -- ENTERTAINMENT. If a movie makes you laugh or cry, it has accomplished its mission. Great soundtrack too, by the way (which I bought). Oh, and a little note to those of you who are trying (in vain) to be the next Gene Shalit or Roger Ebert: Some of your "reviews" are exasperatingly immature, e.g., "she's ugly." Illeana Douglas is an excellent actress with a unique beauty. I'm guessing the "she's ugly" comments come from a big fan of Baywatch and Pamela Anderson? Since when do a person's physical looks have anything to do with their ability to act?


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