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November 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
For the Sacred Heart League, the plastic Jesus may be history, but Hollywood is hot. That's why the Catholic charity that once brought us those little Jesus statues for automobile dashboards hopes to follow up on its first successful movie with more films. The first one, "The Spitfire Grill," isn't some preachy religious work designed for fellowship night. It's a feature-length movie for general distribution, though it carries a strong message of compassion and redemption.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
For the Sacred Heart League, the plastic Jesus may be history, but Hollywood is hot. That's why the Catholic charity that once brought us those little Jesus statues for automobile dashboards hopes to follow up on its first successful movie with more films. The first one, "The Spitfire Grill," isn't some preachy religious work designed for fellowship night. It's a feature-length movie for general distribution, though it carries a strong message of compassion and redemption.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1997
Listed inconspicuously in the Valley Interfaith Council's recent annual report--among such typical projects as a new phone system, a vet clinic at a dog park and renovation of a senior center--was something calling for floodlights and trumpets: "Creation of motion picture division to produce quality films." And the council is not the only Valley-related group hoping to become a film producer.
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August 23, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
A single convincing performance can elevate an imperfect movie, which is what Alison Elliott's graceful acting does for "The Spitfire Grill." Elliott plays Perchance Talbott ("Percy will do," she says in her attractive country way), a young woman possessed of more troubles than years, with a directness and believability that force us to care about the film she appears in. Which is not always easy.
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August 25, 1996 | Todd Coleman, Todd Coleman is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
If the on-screen drama of "The Spitfire Grill" is emotional, the story behind the story--the making of the $6-million film--is pure melodrama. A comedy of errors with plenty of tear-jerking moments, it is a Capra-esque tale, with an unlikely everyman as its hero. Meet John Doe, in this case, Roger Courts, executive director of Gregory Productions, which produced the film.
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November 16, 1986 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
It was the big and little things that brought the Irvine High School girls' volleyball team down in the 4-A Southern Section final Saturday at Marina High School. Big things such as the hitting of Gahr's Jill Johnson and Linda Crowwer. Little things such as the bodies of Gahr's Gina Ham, 5-foot even, and Carolyn Domen (5-2), who passed, dug and dove to just about every corner of the court.
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