Five Are Saving Grace

Stars of yesteryear sign for indie

by Olly Richards |
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You could really populate half a year's worth of our Where Are They Now? column with the cast list of Saving Grace. Michael Biehn (Terminator!), Tatum O'Neal (Paper Moon!), Piper Laurie (Carrie!), Penelope Ann Miller (Erm, Kindergarten Cop!) and Michael Gretsch (random stuff!) have all signed for a new indie by first time writer-director Connie Stevens (Miss Mason from Grease 2!).

Sadly, the plot does not involve a group of once famous faces sitting around getting sozzled on supermarket branded gin and arguing about how O'Neal might be the only one with an Oscar, but the others all could totally have won if they'd been 10-years-old and cute as a button when they appeared in Aliens/Carrie/Whatever. No, that would apparently be too much to ask.

The story is instead of Bea and Landy Bretthorse (Miller and Biehn), a 1950s Missouri couple who are thrown into turmoil when Landy's sister Grace (O'Neal) is freed from the local nuthouse and comes to live with her brother. Gretsch plays Grace's ex-husband, whom she divorced after 24 hours, and Laurie, the head of the asylum.

Actually, that could still be the campest movie in the history of everything, as long as the script is terrible.

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