Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Spitfire Grill (1996) PG 13 - 4 Stars

Percy Talbott, (Alison Elliott) arrives in the small Maine town of Gilead and changes it forever. After being released from prision on manslaughter charges, her hope is to start life over in Gilead. She gets a job at the Spitfire Grill and eventually befriends her new boss Hannah Ferguson (Ellen Burstyn) and another fellow waitress, Shelby Goddard (Marcia Gay Harden). Her boss Hannah has been feeding a homeless man (John M. Jackson) that lives in the woods. When Hannah becomes sick, Percy takes over with the feeding as she is curious about the man. Percy falls in love with Joe Sperlingthe (Kieran Mulroney) and as her lifes seems to be falling into place. But will tradgey occur when she tries help Hannah sell the Grill?

Mendocino Productions
Director: Lee David Zlotoff
Writer: Lee David Zlotoff
Producers: Warren Stitt, Forrest Murray
I viewd 7/07

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