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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Anthony Harvey
Director
Yoram Globus
Producer
Menahem Golan
Producer
Martin Zweiback
Screenwriter
Larry Pizer
Cinematographer
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Reitano
Editor
Gary Weist
Production Designer
Jack Blackman
Art Director
Christopher Pearce
Associate Producer
Martin Zweiback
Executive Producer
Christian Kelly
Set Designer
Ruth Morley
Costume Designer
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects
Michael Haley
First Assistant Director
Brian Smrz
Stunts
Don Picard
Stunts
Gregg Smrz
Stunts
Sandy Alexander
Stunts
Sonny Landham
Stunts
James Lovelett
Stunts
Harry Madsen
Stunts
Mary Colquhoun
Casting
Bill Daly
Sound Mixer
Carla White
Makeup
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