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Grace Under Fire 

Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

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Chuck Lorre
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Brett Butler ...  Grace Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Casey Sander ...  Wade Swoboda 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Kaitlin Cullum ...  Libby Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Dylan Sprouse ...  Patrick Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Cole Sprouse ...  Patrick Kelly 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Dave Thomas ...  Russell Norton 112 episodes, 1993-1998
Julie White ...  Nadine Swoboda 98 episodes, 1993-1997
Jon Paul Steuer ...  Quentin Kelly 73 episodes, 1993-1996
Peggy Rea ...  Jean Kelly 51 episodes, 1993-1998
Walter Olkewicz ...  Dougie Boudreau 49 episodes, 1993-1997
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Storyline

After divorcing her abusive, alcoholic husband and recovering from her own alcoholism, Grace tries to rebuild her life and protect her children from making the same mistakes. Against this serious backdrop, this show is actually a comedy, finding humor in the relationships between Grace and her co-workers at the oil refinery, her neighbors Wade and Nadine, and Russel Norton, the bachelor pharmacist. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grace Under Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Elgin, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sheila McCarthy was originally offered the role of Nadine. She declined the part because she didn't want to commute from her home in Toronto, to Los Angeles where the series was filmed. See more »

Goofs

During the series Grace is portrayed as a lower class southerner. She often calls herself a redneck but when her mother visits. She's as a portrayed as a southern belle. See more »

Quotes

Grace Kelly: Ex-husbands are like Crosby, Stills & Nash. They keep coming back - older and fatter.
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Connections

Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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User Reviews

 
I loved this show!
31 July 2006 | by kurtka69See all my reviews

It ran during a time when I wasn't watching much TV, but I really enjoyed it. I just caught a rerun on the Oxygen Network, and it was nice to see it again.

Brett Butler is one of the most talented actors ever. Her show was clever, smart, and free of the saccharine that plagues a lot of sitcoms. The supporting cast—Dave Thomas, Paul Dooley, Tom Poston and others—fleshed out a genuine portrait of America with believable, sympathetic characters. I'd love to see Ms. Butler do another TV show. I know I'd watch it.

I caught her once on "Celebrity Jeopardy," and she showed that she's as smart as she seems. I don't mean to ignore the rest of the cast, but hell, Butler is one of the greatest talents out there, and I miss her show.


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