The Grasshopper (1970)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  3 February 1971 (Denmark)
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Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Adams
Tommy Marcott
Richard Morgan
Corbett Monica ...
Danny Raymond
Jay Rigney
Ramon Bieri ...
Roosevelt Dekker
Jack Benton
Elroy (as Bill Calloway)
Roger Garrett ...
Buck Brown
Therese Baldwin ...
Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
Kathalynn Turner ...
Ann Marie Dekker
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Marc Hannibal ...
Marion Walters
David Ketchum ...
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Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, who doesn't know she's coming. Christine hopes to start a family with Eddie immediately. But Christine finds that she is restless in her life with Eddie and moves on. From move to move which are always done on a whim, Christine has a similar restless attitude, always dreaming of something better. But she has no real marketable job skills - although she is always thinking about continuing with her schooling in some trade to make a better life for herself - or sense of what working in a traditional type job means. She is able to get by on her looks, which lands her a job as a Las Vegas showgirl. She also goes in and out of relationships - including with Vegas comic Danny Raymond, ex-football player Tommy Marcott who too is trying to find his meaningful niche in life, older businessman Richard Morgan who... Written by Huggo

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The story of a beautiful girl's lifetime between the ages of 19 and 22. See more »


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3 February 1971 (Denmark)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Originally planned as part of a three picture deal between Carol White and National General (the first of which was Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)), she was eventually replaced by Jacqueline Bisset. See more »


Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »


Sung by The Brooklyn Bridge
Courtesy of Buddah Records
Words and Music by Al Kasha, Billy Goldenberg and Joel Hirschhorn
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Sorry Ali, Jackie was there!
14 July 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

This forgotten (considered exploitation film) almost, partly because Jim Brown (the great football player had a lead) and because Bissett since the mid-60's was eye-candy (not because of her roles in dopey, sexy spoofs), but because she was too pretty and had an English accent, she had a chance of respect like Potsy on HAPPY DAYS.

This is a story (which SHOWGIRLS; already "cult classic") which achieved this kind of status for "seemingly" glorifying a beautiful young woman taking advantage of the System. Nobody ever saw this film (even the Frat boys with the J. Bissett poster from The Deep LATER). She was always looked in a very generic way (that's why she teamed with Candice Bergen in that Cukor film) that NO ONE every respected. This is a gritty early 70's film about (I think she's from Canada) just trying to get happy (IN A VERY STRANGE TIME PERIOD), while adjusting to circumstance, without becoming a whore, or a scumbag, or a yuppie, or a cheat. It's a real story! Even if you don't think Ms. Bissett is attractive (I pity you) She could act and this wasn't the only one, was early, although she'd worked in films with Polanski and Audrey Hepburn and used to have a cool boyfriend back then (Michael Sarrazin; he probably cheated on her..who knows?), she made an effort in 1970 and watch her now in Sleepy Time Gal (couple of years ago) and you'll see she was never a "Bimbo" and is very interesting. A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Jacqueline Bissett. Joseph Cotten is also very involved and performs. Try to find this flick!

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