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Year: 2000
USA: Fine Line Features
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tcheky Karyo, Jamie Forman, Bill Bailey, Valerie Edmond, Tristan Sturrock, Clive Merrison, Leslie Phillips, Diana Quick, Phyllida Law, Linda Kerr Scott, Ken Campbell
Director: Nigel Cole
Country: UK
USA: 94 mins
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for drug content and language
UK Certificate: 15 for drug use and strong language
USA Release Date: 1 September 2000
USA Release Date: 18 August 2000 (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 4 August 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 19 May 2000


Grace Trevethan (Brenda Blethyn) has her idyllic life on the Cornish coast turned upside down. Faced with her husband's untimely death, a mountain of debt, a former mistress and the prospect of losing her beautiful manor house, Grace decides to put her green fingers to work. Desperate times call for desperate measures and with a little prompting from her under-employed gardener Matthew, (Craig Ferguson), Grace swaps her prize winning orchids for marijuana. Together, they convert her state-of-the-art greenhouse into what she hopes will be their goldmine and salvation.

Valuable as marijuana is, it's not a currency the bank recognises. So Grace leaves the safety of her Cornish Village to sell her produce to the menacing underworld of London's Notting Hill. The pressures of her new-found enterprise begin to catch up with her, as gangsters, debt collectors and the police are in hot pursuit.

Nigel Cole directs this heart warming comedy with Mark Crowdy as producer/writer.

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