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Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Actors: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn, James Karen
Director: Stan Lathan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
G     2001     1hr 37min

What every good would-be mayor needs is a granny from the hood! In this "sharp and humorous look" (The Hollywood Reporter) at American politics, comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley makes her film debut as "a lovable but cantan...  more »


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Actors: Moms Mabley, Slappy White, Rosalind Cash, Moses Gunn, James Karen
Director: Stan Lathan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/26/2001
Original Release Date: 08/30/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 08/30/1974
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

The Swan Song of Moms Mabley
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lovers of the legendary Black commedienne Moms Mabley will treasure this film. In a way, it's about everything she stood for. She moves to Baltimore and gets involved when crooked politicans use a confused Black man (Moses Gunn) and his alcoholic wife (Rosiland Cash) as puppets in a phony race. Seventy-plus year old Moms steps in this mess and does her best to straighten things out! I dare anyone who remembers Moms to keep a dry eye when she gives her climactic speech to the students at Morgan State University (a real Black college in Baltimore). It's almost as if she were giving her own eulogy while still giving the students hope to fight for a better tomorrow (she had a heart attack during the filming and died shortly after it was released). Admittedly, this is a very low-budget film with poor sound. But like I said, if you love Moms, you'll love this."
I Love It!
thesavvybamalady | Prichard, Alabama USA | 11/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie on cable a while back and I just laughed myself to the ground. Let me explain this movie; A older lady(Ms Moms Mabley herself, who was a gem and is gone now, but if u was around back in the day, u know what I mean); just happens to live next door to this shady politician(Moses Gunn), who if elected, will take the money slated for that area and use for his own "uses". Somehow, Moms has this fella(Slappy White) who helps her out in her shenanigans by putting up elaborate spy systems so they can hear the politician's business. After his high faluting wife(Rosalind Cash, who was as much a gem and gone too)puts on airs with Moms and some of the neighborhood women, Moms give her something to cry for and she and her husband in time, see the light to turn things around. Folks, this is one good movie; a bit disjointed at times, but you can catch the message just the same; Look for bit parts by Debbie Morgan and some others who are prominent now."
Amazing Grace
thesavvybamalady | 07/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fantastic! What a wonderful movie, blending the old south with the movement of the times. It influenced me to buy it and add it to my collection of American movies."
Moms Mabley Was Awesome
Reginald D. Morris | Cincinnati, OH | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have heard of Moms Mabley but never got a chance to see her comedy until I watched Amazing Grace. The DVD was excellent and Moms Mabley comedy was off the hook. I strongly recommend the DVD"