MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 723 this week

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

 -  Drama  -  3 August 1984 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 1,191 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 5 critic

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Grandview, U.S.A..

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren
Class (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young boy spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is his roommate's mother.

Director: Lewis John Carlino
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards
Tapeheads (1988)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.

Director: Bill Fishman
Stars: John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two strangers meet on the road and travel through Nevada on motorcycle to find an elusive spot where they can dump another man's ashes.

Director: Abbe Wool
Stars: John Doe, Adam Horovitz, David Anthony Marshall
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness

Director: Amin Q. Chaudhri
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Piper Laurie, Lee Richardson
The Renegades (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In this drama, undercover investigators are recruited from the streets to prevent arms smugglers from getting their weapons to street gangs.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who ... See full summary »

Director: David Greenwalt
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston
Love Letters II (1983)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story of love and obsession. A young radio personality who, after her mother dies, discovers she had been having a love affair for 15 years. Now she finds herself recreating her mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash.

Director: William A. Levey
Stars: Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Ron Palillo
True Colors (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michelle 'Mike' Cody
...
Tim Pearson
...
Ernie 'Slam' Webster
...
Donny Vinton
...
Candy Webster
...
Bob Cody
...
Betty Welles
...
Mr. Clark
Ramon Bieri ...
Mr. Pearson
Elizabeth Gorcey ...
Bonnie Clark
...
Cowboy
...
...
Camilla Hawk ...
Mrs. Pearson
Melissa Domke ...
Susan Pearson
Edit

Storyline

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local Demolition Derby place. Ernie "Slam" Webster is on of the drivers in the derby who's wife is cheating on him and wants to later on be with Mike. Tim falls for Mike and a big love triangle is about to happen. Written by jeffman52001

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where dreams have a funny way of coming true.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta por Cima  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While filming in Pontiac, Illinois, the night the demolition derby scene was shot was very cold. Since it was supposed to be summertime, the extras hired to sit in the grandstand were dressed in shorts and shirts. To stay warm they would bundle up in coats and hats and just before the camera would roll, they would throw off the coats and sit on them. See more »

Goofs

During the dream scene, while walking with his parents, the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the ground toward the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Ernie 'Slam' Webster: [Bob and Mike are carrying a very drunk Slam to the truck]
[Slam talking drunk]
Ernie 'Slam' Webster: I'm sorry everyone.
Bob Cody: There are 2 kinds of drunks, those that are sorry and those that soon will be.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want To Do It With You
Written by Layng Martine, Jr.
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Produced by Richard Perry
Courtesy of Planet Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lived close by
23 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I lived near Pontiac IL for 12 years and after seeing the movie and recognizing places I went when I was growing up it was special.One question though if anyone knows Was the main house in the movie the funeral home in town? My brothers and I have wondered that for a long time. If anyone has an answer to that email me at frog4good@hotmail.com, also does anyone know if any scenes were done in Saunemin IL. thats where I lived and went to school thru 7th grade, my parents worked in Pontiac at the chair factory, then my mom worked at the hospital and my dad worked at the prison.We always thought that the track was near Fairbury but I guess not is there any place where this movie can be rented I have check Block Buster and they don't have it i think its one of those hard to find movies. thanks a bunch Dolores Ogden


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dvd? grannycharles
Jamie Lee was hot in the dream scene JLC1FAN
mud scene JM_TRAIN_WILL
the demolition derby car scenes were good! obryan864
A very underrated film of the 1980's. jeffman52001
Where can I get this film? johnnymac58
Discuss Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?