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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Adams
Tommy Marcott
Richard Morgan
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 »


Drama | Romance


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26 December 1970 (Australia)  »

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Passions  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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1.78 : 1
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Jackie Bisset shines in an all-stops-out performance
7 April 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is undoubtedly the best performance of Jacqueline Bisset's career. Unfortunately, it's in an over-the-top trash-fest that is so audaciously (and probably tongue-in-cheek) cheesy that it's pretty damn good. I saw this thing about a hundred times working as a movie usher in the early 70s, and practically any other film would have become dull after that many viewings -- not "The Grasshopper"!

The plot is completely implausible, but in a nutshell it has Jackie starting out as a fresh-faced farmgirl and, after being used and betrayed by gigolo boyfriends, horny old businessmen and the Mob, ending up an embittered prostitute. And all within the space of one year! The final skywriting scene would have become a classic had an audience of any size actually seen this film. Definitely worth a look!

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