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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

 -  Drama  -  3 August 1984 (USA)
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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 »

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Michelle 'Mike' Cody
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Tim Pearson
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Ernie 'Slam' Webster
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Donny Vinton
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Candy Webster
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Bob Cody
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Betty Welles
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Mr. Clark
Ramon Bieri ...
Mr. Pearson
Elizabeth Gorcey ...
Bonnie Clark
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Cowboy
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Camilla Hawk ...
Mrs. Pearson
Melissa Domke ...
Susan Pearson
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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

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Where dreams have a funny way of coming true.

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Bulldozer  »

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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

Bonnie Clark: [Tim and Bonnie making love in the back seat of a Cadillac parked on the side of a stream] Oh Tim!
Tim Pearson: Oh Bonnie!
Tim Pearson: Are we moving?
Bonnie Clark: Everything's moving, the whole world is moving.
Tim Pearson: [Tim looks up to see the car is sinking into the stream] Bonnie, the whole car is moving!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Nightpulse
Written by Patrick Bolen, Gabriel Katona and Bill Butler
Performed by Roger Love
Produced by Kim Espy and Tim Goodwin
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A real lame stinker stupid story
11 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a real waste of some good talent. Big name stars that could not do much to help this stinker. As I recall, it was a dud in the theaters, so I'd imagine after paying the talent, they lost money.

The story is stupid & 1/2 way into it, you find yourself saying "who cares?" This movie has the same dumb storyline as the movie Roadhouse David vs Goliath. Why should anyone care about trying to save a broken down demolition derby racetrack?...Mike (Jamie Lee) would be smart to sell it, take the money & run, thus saving us from the pain of watching her & the other losers from trying to save it.

The only highlight is seeing Jamie Lee naked.

It was filmed in a little one-horse town in central Illinois, I have been through there several times. I'll bet people there still talk about it. Not much else to do there but watch the stoplights change.


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