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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...

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Lorna Moffat
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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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A family that has everything has everything to lose. See more »

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Drama

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25 January 2008 (Spain)  »

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Okrutna milost  »

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Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,311 (USA) (30 May 2008)

Gross:

$434,417 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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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

The ambulance at the end of the film is a mid-1970s Chevrolet van, which were not used in London. See more »

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[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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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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Strangely Unaffecting
19 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of "Swoon" I loved the semi documentary approach at another, true, high society horror story. In "Swoon" the distance the director took from his subject helped us to understand and to involve ourselves in the twisted mind of the protagonists. In "Savage Grace" it works the opposite way. I needed to be closer I needed to be taken step by step in any way you want it but step by step. The shrill performance by Julianne Moore didn't give me and 8th of what Judy Davis gave me in "A Little Thing called Murder" Here you're on your own. No sense of period or class no dramatic structure and feeble performances. What a pity. I had waited for this film with feverish anticipation.


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