Grace Quigley

Grace Quigley

Katharine Hepburn
Director: Anthony Harvey Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
, Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Anthony Harvey

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When first released as Grace Quigley, this odd little black comedy proved too fey and quirky even for the most devoted fans of Katharine Hepburn. The star plays the title character, an old, worn-out woman with nothing to live for. Accordingly, she hires professional assassin Seymour Flint (Nick Nolte) to kill her, albeit gently. As she ponders the prospect of a peaceful death as opposed to a miserable life, Grace convinces Seymour to murder not only herself, but all other poor souls who have grown tired of life. As it turns out, there are several people who'd be willing to pay for this "courtesy," and soon Grace and Seymour, together with his ditsy girlfriend Muriel (Kit Le Fever), are conducting a land-office business! Entered into competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, Grace Quigley made no impression whatsoever. Screenwriter A. Martin Zweibeck withdrew the film, recut it to his satisfaction, and reissued it as The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley. Though this version was a marked improvement over the original, the film was still not quite the Harold and Maude-like "cult favorite" that everyone hoped it would be.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2019
UPC: 0738329237769
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 33,379

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Filmmaker Daniel Kremer; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Grace Quigley
Nick Nolte Seymour Flint
Elizabeth Wilson Emily Watkins
Chip Zien Dr. Herman
Kit Le Fever Muriel
William Duell Mr. Jenkins
Frances Pole Sarah Hodgkins
Truman Gaige Sam Pincus
Paula Trueman Dorothy Truger
Christopher Murney Max Putnam
William Cain George Quigley
Howard Sherman Alan
Jill Eikenberry Faith
Michael Charters Todd
Harris Laskaway Mr. Argo
Walter Abel Homer Watkins
Sonny Landham Driver No.1
Ed Marshall Reverend
Nicholas Kepros Funeral Director
Carl Low Old Man
Dortha Duckworth Lady Applicant
Denny Dillon Nurse
Angela Pietropinto Receptionist
Elizabeth Abassi Patient
Harlan Cary Poe Hearse Driver
Joyce Worsley Party Guest No. 2
Jerome Collamore Party Guest No. 4
Luis Ramos Flower Vendor

Technical Credits
Anthony Harvey Director
John Addison Score Composer
Sandy Alexander Stunts
Michael Bigger Makeup
Jack Blackman Art Director
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Bill Daly Sound Mixer
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Michael Haley Asst. Director
Edouard F. Henriques Makeup
Christian Kelly Set Decoration/Design
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Sonny Landham Stunts
James Lovelett Stunts
Harry Madsen Stunts
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Pearce Associate Producer
Don Picard Stunts
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Robert Reitano Editor
Brian Smrz Stunts
Gregg Smrz Stunts
Brett Smrz Stunts
Gary Weist Production Designer
Carla White Makeup
Martin Zweiback Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Adrienne Zwieback Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grace Quigley
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:19]
2. Chapter 2 [11:56]
3. Chapter 3 [7:03]
4. Chapter 4 [9:37]
5. Chapter 5 [14:29]
6. Chapter 6 [8:03]
7. Chapter 7 [12:06]
8. Chapter 8 [12:57]
9. Chapter 9 [:00]

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