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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
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Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
Kathalynn Turner ...
Ann Marie Dekker
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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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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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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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USED TO BE
Sung by Vicki Lawrence
Words and Music by Bobby Russell
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Resembles an American remake of Darling
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Darling with Julie Christie came out in 1965 and this looks like an unofficial remake that takes place in the U.S instead of Britain. However, no one would think it would fall into the hands of TV hacks like Garry Marshall and Jerry (The Dick Van Dyke Show) Paris. It's a combination Showgirls and Valley of the Dolls. It's funny bad, though and worth hunting down. It's also worth the price to pay to see Jackie Bissett in bed with none other than Corbett Monica! True, it does show the gay lifestyle and interracial marriage in a blase fashion which is good. There's this funny scene where Jackie's having a shouting match with her boyfriend Jay. It's about money and he says, "We can even afford the mailblox." That's not a typo. He says mailblox. Also funny are the intrusive vocal songs that dominate a lot of the scenes. They pretty much stop the show and were probably considered groovy back in 1970. Enjoy!


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