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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

R | | Drama | 3 August 1984 (USA)
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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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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Speedway Trio  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,194,293, 5 August 1984

Gross USA:

$4,743,119
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Trivia

Kevin Costner was offered the role of Tim Pearson. 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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Referenced in Bottle Up (2015) See more »

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No One Left At All
Written and Produced by Hillary Carlip and Miriam Cutler
Performed by Angel and the Reruns
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A Nice Slice of Americana
11 June 2001 | by 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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