The Spitfire Grill
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The Spitfire Grill
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 Shelby (Marcia Gay Harden) with her hard work and trustworthiness. Percy even finds a new love… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"Like High Plains Drifter as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Methodical and lyrical in its well-paced movement. A durable and devoted drama that is so unassuming in its execution"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Soul-satisfying movie about the spiritual process of turning pain into joy and bringing new life out of darkness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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