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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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A Volta por Cima  »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Take Me Home To Grandview, U.S.A.
Written and Produced by Graham Russell
Performed by Air Supply
Courtesy of Arista Records
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A Nice Slice of Americana
11 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in a small town in the mid-west,"Grandview USA" is neither the best nor the worst of the films to come along in the wake of "American Graffiti".Nothing much really happens,but C. Thomas Howell's recurrent music video fantasies are entertaining,and the snippets of small-town America during the opening credits are fun.The little kid who's sharing her ice-cream cone with her dog was my favorite.A pleasant,unoffensive,little film.


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