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17th Feb '15 2:02:29 PM Jeduthun
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Not to be confused with ''Series/TheAmazingRace''.
17th Feb '15 2:01:32 PM Jeduthun
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"Amazing Grace" is the title of a hymn written by the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce.

* For information about the biopic about William Wilberforce of the same title, see ''Film/AmazingGrace''
* For examples of the song being used in works, see AmazingFreakingGrace

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"Amazing Grace" is the title of a hymn written by the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce.

John Newton, a British slave trader turned minister, about his HeelFaithTurn.

* For information about the biopic about the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce of the same title, see ''Film/AmazingGrace''
* For examples of the song being used in works, see AmazingFreakingGraceAmazingFreakingGrace.
6th May '13 8:52:38 AM Catbert
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[[redirect: Film/AmazingGrace ]]"Amazing Grace" is the title of a hymn written by the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce.

* For information about the biopic about William Wilberforce of the same title, see ''Film/AmazingGrace''
* For examples of the song being used in works, see AmazingFreakingGrace
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6th May '13 8:49:01 AM Catbert
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[[redirect:Film/AmazingGrace]][[redirect: Film/AmazingGrace ]]
26th Apr '13 1:20:19 PM MarkLungo
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A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring IoanGruffudd, Romola Garai and BenedictCumberbatch.

Not to be confused with AmazingFreakingGrace, the actual song.
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!!''{{Amazing Grace}}'' includes examples of:

* AmazingFreakingGrace
* BabiesEverAfter [[spoiler:William and Barbara.]]
* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Wilberforce's entire struggle to abolish slavery is more or less this.
** Pitt tries to help out Wilberforce's cause in the House of Commons ([[HoYay by threatening to shoot an MP for him]]) but the MP more or less brushes him off. Later on, when a sick Wilberforce tries to get Pitt--now [[BenevolentBoss Prime Minister]]--to read his bill for him, Pitt says he can't openly support abolition while the revolution in France is going on. He does help out in the end, though.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''One of Wilberforce's supporters:''' I sent a note of thanks to those who voted for us.
-->'''Thomas Clarkson:''' Oh, how sweet of you.
* EngagingConversation: William and Barbara.
* FieryRedhead: Barbara.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wilberforce is a bit ... extreme about having pets.
* GentlemanSnarker: Most Parliament scenes are basically a group of these having a Snarkfest Showdown.
* HeelFaceTurn: Charles Fox deciding to join up with the abolitionists: "I spent 18 months being torn apart in the House by you, Mr. Wilberforce. I thought I'd find out what it feels like on your side. Any of you saints drink?"
* HeelFaithTurn: A very mild version, and Wilberforce was already against slavery beforehand, but his crusade really kicks into high gear after he finds God.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/8/2/1280771249672/William-Wilberforce-006.jpg William Wilberforce]] was, unsurprisingly, not so good-looking as [[http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2007/03/05/WilliamWilberforce3.jpg Ioan Gruffudd]]. And the real [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Thomas_Clarkson_by_Carl_Frederik_at_the_National_Portrait_Galery.jpg Thomas Clarkson]] was, according to nearly all his portraits, slightly overweight, while Rufus Sewell was definitely [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15662-27699.gif not]].
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: As pointed out in the link.
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''[[SmugSnake Duke of Clarence]]:''' Revolution is like the pox. It spreads from person to person.
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' I bow to my honorable friend's superior knowledge and experience in all matters regarding the pox.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: William and Barbara are shoved at each other at every single possible opportunity. Neither is amused. [[spoiler:They end up together anyway.]]
* ServileSnarker: Richard, Wilberforce's butler.
* ShamingTheMob: Wilberforce wines and dines a bunch of important people on a shipdeck, complete with a fancy music quartet, and then sails them straight past the ''Madagascar''--a slave ship. It works.
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A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring IoanGruffudd, Romola Garai and BenedictCumberbatch.

Not to be confused with AmazingFreakingGrace, the actual song.
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!!''{{Amazing Grace}}'' includes examples of:

* AmazingFreakingGrace
* BabiesEverAfter [[spoiler:William and Barbara.]]
* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Wilberforce's entire struggle to abolish slavery is more or less this.
** Pitt tries to help out Wilberforce's cause in the House of Commons ([[HoYay by threatening to shoot an MP for him]]) but the MP more or less brushes him off. Later on, when a sick Wilberforce tries to get Pitt--now [[BenevolentBoss Prime Minister]]--to read his bill for him, Pitt says he can't openly support abolition while the revolution in France is going on. He does help out in the end, though.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''One of Wilberforce's supporters:''' I sent a note of thanks to those who voted for us.
-->'''Thomas Clarkson:''' Oh, how sweet of you.
* EngagingConversation: William and Barbara.
* FieryRedhead: Barbara.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wilberforce is a bit ... extreme about having pets.
* GentlemanSnarker: Most Parliament scenes are basically a group of these having a Snarkfest Showdown.
* HeelFaceTurn: Charles Fox deciding to join up with the abolitionists: "I spent 18 months being torn apart in the House by you, Mr. Wilberforce. I thought I'd find out what it feels like on your side. Any of you saints drink?"
* HeelFaithTurn: A very mild version, and Wilberforce was already against slavery beforehand, but his crusade really kicks into high gear after he finds God.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/8/2/1280771249672/William-Wilberforce-006.jpg William Wilberforce]] was, unsurprisingly, not so good-looking as [[http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2007/03/05/WilliamWilberforce3.jpg Ioan Gruffudd]]. And the real [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Thomas_Clarkson_by_Carl_Frederik_at_the_National_Portrait_Galery.jpg Thomas Clarkson]] was, according to nearly all his portraits, slightly overweight, while Rufus Sewell was definitely [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15662-27699.gif not]].
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: As pointed out in the link.
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''[[SmugSnake Duke of Clarence]]:''' Revolution is like the pox. It spreads from person to person.
-->'''William Wilberforce:''' I bow to my honorable friend's superior knowledge and experience in all matters regarding the pox.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: William and Barbara are shoved at each other at every single possible opportunity. Neither is amused. [[spoiler:They end up together anyway.]]
* ServileSnarker: Richard, Wilberforce's butler.
* ShamingTheMob: Wilberforce wines and dines a bunch of important people on a shipdeck, complete with a fancy music quartet, and then sails them straight past the ''Madagascar''--a slave ship. It works.
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[[redirect:Film/AmazingGrace]]
14th Jul '12 5:14:41 PM Pygmalion
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* HoYay: Pitt and Wilberforce. Full stop. Clarkson and Equiano get minor shades of this, when [[spoiler:Clarkson weeps at Equiano's grave]].
3rd Apr '12 8:21:53 PM theEdge
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* GentlemanSnarker: Most Parliament scenes are basically a group of these having a Snarkfest Showdown.
8th Jan '12 12:46:27 AM derry667
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A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring IoanGruffudd and Romola Garai.

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A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring IoanGruffudd and IoanGruffudd, Romola Garai.Garai and BenedictCumberbatch.
20th Oct '11 7:32:05 PM DanglyLeggedOwl
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A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring Ioan Gruffudd and Romola Garai.

Not to be confused with AmazingFreakingGrace, the actual song

to:

A 2006 biopic on famous abolitionist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce William Wilberforce]], and his fight to demolish Britain's slave trade, starring Ioan Gruffudd IoanGruffudd and Romola Garai.

Not to be confused with AmazingFreakingGrace, the actual songsong.



* BabiesEverAfter [[spoiler:William and Barbara]]

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* BabiesEverAfter [[spoiler:William and Barbara]]Barbara.]]



* EngagingConversation: William and Barbara
* FieryRedhead: Barbara
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wilberforce is a bit... extreme about having pets.

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* EngagingConversation: William and Barbara
Barbara.
* FieryRedhead: Barbara
Barbara.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Wilberforce is a bit...bit ... extreme about having pets.
17th Jul '11 7:04:45 AM OldManHoOh
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* AmazingFreakingGrace: No, really.

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* AmazingFreakingGrace: No, really.AmazingFreakingGrace



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The score, by David Arnold, is one of this troper's all-time favorites.



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