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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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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 »

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Drama

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25 January 2008 (Spain)  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$434,417 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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In an interview with the Daily Mail published July 12, 2008, Sam Green protested the film's portrayal of him as bisexual, and denied that Barbara and Tony Baekeland's relationship was incestuous. He commenced legal action against the filmmakers, which was still unresolved at the time of his death in 2011. As a member of Andy Warhol's circle, he is also portrayed in the film Factory Girl (2006). See more »

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Barbara arrives at the Stork Club with Brooks, but without her purple wrap, which was wet when she was playing with Tony in the bathtub. When they leave, she is wearing it. See more »

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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 31 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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Lullaby for Tony
Written and Performed by Dawn Landes
(c) Cropduster Music (BMI)
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Truly cringe worthy
18 August 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A movie so disturbing that it can only be based on a true story. And, if you go into the movie not realizing it is a true story (like I did) you will get the shock of your life when you reach the final credits!

This movie rockets through an incredible number of heavy issues at a breath taking pace, while treating the audience with respect by not making all issues blatantly obvious and forcing the audience to put some of the puzzle together.

It explores a dangerously codependent relationship between mother and son. Their relationship is truly cringe worthy and disturbingly fascinating. No yawn moments here.


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