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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Today's child sheds no tears, has no regrets, knows no tomorrows. Today's child is Christine. See more »


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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 »


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Sung by The Brooklyn Bridge
Courtesy of Buddah Records
Words and Music by Al Kasha, Billy Goldenberg and Joel Hirschhorn
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Really Good Period Movie
7 December 2001 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Quite interesting 1970 movie. Jacqueline Bisset is very, very good, the movie itself is very dated, but also fairly risque for the time. It also presented an interracial marriage, drugs and prostitution, but in a "70s" way. The acting is pretty bad, except for Ms. Bisset and the music, especially the lyrics, is so bad, it is campy good.

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