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Nancy Savoca is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 23 july 1959 at the Bronx (USA)

Nancy Savoca

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Birth name Nancy Laura Savoca
Nationality USA
Birth 23 july 1959 (64 years) at the Bronx (USA)

Nancy Laura Savoca (born July 23, 1959) is an American film screenwriter, director, and producer. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she is the daughter of Sicilian and Argentine immigrants Calogero Savoca and Maria Elvira Savoca. Married to Richard Guay (pronounced as "gay"), also a writer and producer, they have three children: two sons and a daughter.

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Filmography of Nancy Savoca (7 films)

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Director

If There Be Thorns, 1h40
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Heather Graham, Jason Lewis, Rachael Carpani, Mason Cook, Jedidiah Goodacre, Emily Tennant
Rating58% 2.9034652.9034652.9034652.9034652.903465
Six years after Petals on the Wind, Cathy and Chris are happily married and live in California with Cathy's sons, Jory and Bart. Bart feels lonely and outshone by his brother and parents. One day, a woman dressed in all black moves into the mansion next door and invites Bart and Jory over for tea and cookies, and explains that she is rich but has no family except for her butler, John Amos. She takes a picture of them for keepsake, and asks them to visit her more. Jory declines but Bart agrees after she promises to give him anything he likes. Bart is curious why he has no other relatives and knows that Chris is his stepfather, but Jory says that their maternal grandmother is in a mental hospital and Chris' relatives are dead. Corrine lavishes gifts and treats on Bart, including a pet python, and tells him she is his grandmother, Corrine. John Amos gives Bart a journal belonged to his great-grandfather, Malcolm, and makes him promise to never reveal it to his family. Bart reads how Malcolm referred to beautiful women as sinful and degrading, which envelopes his mind.
Union Square, 1h20
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Rating52% 2.612.612.612.612.61
Two sisters have a reunion together. One is about to become married while the other has a stressful life. They visit unforeseen places and construct their worlds together while having a reunion.*
The 24 Hour Woman, 1h33
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Melissa Leo, Karen Duffy, Wendell Pierce
Rating53% 2.6586052.6586052.6586052.6586052.658605
Grace (Rosie Perez) struggles to be both a successful television producer and mother.
If These Walls Could Talk, 1h37
Directed by Cher, Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, CCH Pounder, Kevin Cooney
Rating68% 3.4465453.4465453.4465453.4465453.446545
The 1952 segment deals with Claire Donnelly (Demi Moore), a widowed nurse living in suburban Chicago, who becomes pregnant by her brother-in-law (Jason London) and decides to undergo abortion in order not to hurt her late husband's family. However, abortion at the time is strictly illegal. Claire eventually finds another nurse (CCH Pounder) who provides her the phone number of a woman who can find her someone to perform the abortion. The woman on the phone tells Claire that the only trustworthy abortionist she knows is located in Puerto Rico, and Claire cannot afford the travel costs. After a failed attempt to end her pregnancy with a knitting needle, Claire eventually contacts a man who comes to her home and performs a clandestine procedure on her while she lies on top of a kitchen table. Claire finally manages to abort, but dies shortly afterwards due to hemorrhage.
Household Saints, 2h4
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tracey Ullman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lili Taylor, Judith Malina, Michael Rispoli, Victor Argo
Rating68% 3.442093.442093.442093.442093.44209
The film follows the courtship and marriage of Catherine Falconetti (Ullman) to local butcher Joseph Santangelo (D'Onofrio), as well as Catherine's relationship with her overbearing Old World mother-in-law (Judith Malina).
Dogfight
Dogfight (1991)
, 1h34
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Elizabeth Daily, Anthony Clark, Mitchell Whitfield, Holly Near
Rating72% 3.6467153.6467153.6467153.6467153.646715
The first portion of the film is set on November 21, 1963 (the day before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated). Birdlace and three of his Marine buddies have arrived in San Francisco for twenty-four hours, before shipping off to Vietnam, and are planning on attending a "dogfight" (a party where Marines compete to bring the ugliest date, unbeknownst to the girls they bring) later that evening. They separate into the city to attempt to find dates. After a few women reject his advances, Birdlace ducks into a coffee shop, where he encounters Rose, a waitress, on her break, practicing her guitar. She is not particularly "ugly", but rather plain, shy and awkward. Birdlace attempts to charm her, complimenting her on her guitar playing, and inviting her to a party. She is suspicious of his motives, but decides to accept his invitation.

Scriptwriter

Union Square, 1h20
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Rating52% 2.612.612.612.612.61
Two sisters have a reunion together. One is about to become married while the other has a stressful life. They visit unforeseen places and construct their worlds together while having a reunion.*
The 24 Hour Woman, 1h33
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Melissa Leo, Karen Duffy, Wendell Pierce
Roles Writer
Rating53% 2.6586052.6586052.6586052.6586052.658605
Grace (Rosie Perez) struggles to be both a successful television producer and mother.
If These Walls Could Talk, 1h37
Directed by Cher, Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, CCH Pounder, Kevin Cooney
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4465453.4465453.4465453.4465453.446545
The 1952 segment deals with Claire Donnelly (Demi Moore), a widowed nurse living in suburban Chicago, who becomes pregnant by her brother-in-law (Jason London) and decides to undergo abortion in order not to hurt her late husband's family. However, abortion at the time is strictly illegal. Claire eventually finds another nurse (CCH Pounder) who provides her the phone number of a woman who can find her someone to perform the abortion. The woman on the phone tells Claire that the only trustworthy abortionist she knows is located in Puerto Rico, and Claire cannot afford the travel costs. After a failed attempt to end her pregnancy with a knitting needle, Claire eventually contacts a man who comes to her home and performs a clandestine procedure on her while she lies on top of a kitchen table. Claire finally manages to abort, but dies shortly afterwards due to hemorrhage.
Household Saints, 2h4
Directed by Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tracey Ullman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lili Taylor, Judith Malina, Michael Rispoli, Victor Argo
Rating68% 3.442093.442093.442093.442093.44209
The film follows the courtship and marriage of Catherine Falconetti (Ullman) to local butcher Joseph Santangelo (D'Onofrio), as well as Catherine's relationship with her overbearing Old World mother-in-law (Judith Malina).