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Unconditional Love (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 23 August 2002 (UK)
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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Victor Fox
Ashley Anne Ayer ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Kaja Stiglic ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson ...
'Hitchcock Railway' Dancer
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Grace Beasley
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Max Beasley
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Morning Chicago T.V. Host
Amo Gulinello ...
T.V. Station Intern
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Maudey
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Waitress
Charlotte Zucker ...
Restaurant Patron
Susan Breslau ...
Restaurant Patron
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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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Robert Culp was cast in this film but was replaced by another actor. See more »

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When Dirk and Grace go to the funeral home to "dress up" Victor Fox's corpse for the open-casket funeral, the funeral home manager is hesitant to allow them to enter until Dirk introduces Grace as, "This is my lawyer..." In England, Dirk would probably not have used the word "lawyer". It is more likely that he would have said, "This is my solicitor..." (although, in mitigation, the word "lawyer" is widely used, and even solicitors and barristers often describe themselves as lawyers). See more »

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Dirk Simpson: [in a gun store in Chicago] I'm British and I need a gun.
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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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Endangered Species
Written and Performed by Ray Colcord and Joe E. Rand
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An outrageous comedy with all the heart in the world!
11 May 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

You know, people who make comedies so often forget it's really ok to be outrageous. Well, not this time. Unconditional Love has it all. Barry Manilow and a dwarf in a movie with Cathy Bates as the romantic lead...and it works. Not only does it work, it works very very well. In fact, I think it's perfect. I laughed so hard I think I hurt myself yet the main characters were all so human, so honest, and so very real. But isn't that where great comedies come from? Don't characters need real feelings, real emotions, and the ability to feel real pain? Well, they do in this movie. Unconditional Love is a movie you shouldn't miss, especially if you need a seriously good laugh, or you're at all curious about seeing the psychotic dwarf in the red raincoat.


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