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The Grasshopper (1970)

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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Christine Adams
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Tommy Marcott
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Richard Morgan
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Danny Raymond
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Jay Rigney
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Roosevelt Dekker
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Jack Benton
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Elroy (as Bill Calloway)
Roger Garrett ...
Buck Brown
Therese Baldwin ...
Gigi
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Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
Kathalynn Turner ...
Ann Marie Dekker
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Libby
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 grasshopper perched first one place, then another...wherever she happened to land. And then she moved on... 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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Features Reptilicus (1961) See more »

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USED TO BE
Sung by Vicki Lawrence
Words and Music by Bobby Russell
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Promising cast, but the story is old news
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Well-scrubbed Canadian girl leaves home for Los Angeles, but gets sidetracked and ends up working as a topless dancer in Las Vegas. Both a cynical and sentimental take on the old she-went-down-the-wrong-path scenario. If it were more of a character study instead of a bad example picture it may have been more interesting and memorable. Still, there are insightful scenes and Jacqueline Bisset does a fine job in the difficult lead (she's playing a woman who is never allowed to be happy, so it's to Bisset's credit that we never tire of her). Directed by future sitcom maven Jerry Paris, who actually does wonders with the spotty screenplay (by comedy writers Jerry Belson and Garry Marshall, from the book "The Passing of Evil" by Mark McShane). Penny Marshall has a tiny role as a groupie, and Jim Brown is terrific in an unusual love-interest role. **1/2 from ****


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