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Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 17 May 1985 (USA)
Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

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Anthony Harvey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Hepburn ... Grace Quigley
Nick Nolte ... Seymour Flint
Kit Le Fever ... Muriel
Chip Zien ... Dr. Herman
William Duell William Duell ... Mr. Harvey Jenkins
Elizabeth Wilson ... Emily Watkins
Walter Abel ... Homer Morrison
Frances Pole Frances Pole ... Sarah Hodgkins
Truman Gaige Truman Gaige ... Sam Pincus
Paula Trueman ... Dorothy Trugert
Christopher Murney ... Max Putnam
Nicholas Kepros Nicholas Kepros ... Funeral Director
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ... Mr. Argo
Carl Low Carl Low ... Old Man
Isabella Hoopes Isabella Hoopes ... Old Lady
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Storyline

Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he has to get rid of first. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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They are business partners in a most unusual undertaking...Together, they're going to make a killing. See more »

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Penultimate cinema movie of actress Katharine Hepburn with her last theatrical feature film appearance being in Love Affair (1994) around ten years later. See more »

Quotes

Grace Quigley: He *took* my shoe!
Seymour Flint: You mean, you want me to kill somebody because they *took* your shoe?
Grace Quigley: Seymour, it was my best shoe!
Seymour Flint: Ma, you're asking me to commit murder!
Grace Quigley: Son, I may ask you to kill, but I would never ask you to murder! Call it pest control.
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Alternate Versions

Originally released as "Grace Quigley" in 1984 at 102 minutes; later cut to 87 minutes. The alternate and re-edited version, titled "The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley" has been prepared by screenwriter A. Martin Zweiback and runs 94 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) See more »

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Good....but..... Not Good Enough .
14 January 2005 | by happipuppi13See all my reviews

Yes,this was quite unfortunately Ms. Hepburn's last,1st billed,starring vehicle.

What a shame it is too! Despite a daring storyline and plot about elderly people who no longer want to live,the second 1/2 of this film gets hopelessly lost.

It loses it's direction and in a sense...chickens out from it's bold stance on assisted suicide and or mercy killings. While I don't favor such acts,I thought that Ms. Hepburn and all involved were making some sort of statement here.

Later she,regrets her act of helping her friends die by turning in the man she hired! The continuity of the film seems disrupted as well by shoddy editing and dialog. At least she got to be in 1994's Love Affair and her TV movies were even better.

A short appearance for Love Affair, but 100% better than this.

In one part of this Nick Nolte is looking all over the city for her and incredibly finds her on the roof of a building! What did he do? Go to the roof of every building in the city?

By the end of this I can't tell if they regret what they've done or are okay with it.

When I originally found this at my local Blockbuster Video, I considered it a stroke of luck but I guess I should have known by how dusty it was (and yes it honestly was!)that it hadn't been watched for a reason.

I love Ms. Hepburn's acting and I don't blame her for this fiasco nor Mr. Nolte. She's great as always but the second 1/2 does no justice to her abilities. I blame the writers,the producers,the directors and the studio especially, for not shelving this embarrassment to an otherwise great actress.

Avoid at all costs,unless you "really" love Katharine Hepburn so much,you'll watch her in anything! (END)


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