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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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This debut drama from writer-director Lee David Zlotoff (creator of the TV series MacGyver) won the audience award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Alison Elliott stars as Percy Talbott, an ex-convict who's come to the small Maine town of Gilead in the hope of finding work and a place to start her life over again. With the help of the local sheriff, she lands a waitress job at the Spitfire Grill, eventually winning over the crusty owner Hannah (Ellen Burstyn) and simple-minded fellow waitress

PG-13,

Drama

Lee David Zlotoff

Nov 6, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (18) | DVD (2)

Like High Plains Drifter as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.

February 3, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Methodical and lyrical in its well-paced movement. A durable and devoted drama that is so unassuming in its execution

June 26, 2004
Movie Eye

Soul-satisfying movie about the spiritual process of turning pain into joy and bringing new life out of darkness.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Spitfire Grill

Saw this years ago, remember thinking it was okay, but pretty predictable and overall nothing impressive considering actors like Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden were in this film. Can't say I remember much of the movie, other than the fact that it's a character study about an ex-convict trying to start over. If you want a great movie with a similar plot and a much better ending, "Sling Blade" is your safer bet.
September 30, 2009
Dan Schultz

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A beautiful movie. The characters are memorable. I wish they made movies like this more often.
May 12, 2008
crazydannielle16

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