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:
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
Camilla Hawk ...
Mrs. Pearson
Melissa Domke ...
Susan Pearson


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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Kevin Costner was offered the role of Tim Pearson. See more »


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 »


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.
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Referenced in Bottle Up (2015) See more »


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OK movie is special to me... It was filmed in my home town
10 November 2004 | by (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK I must say that this movie isn't the greatest, but hey it was the 80s. This movie is special to me because it was filmed in my home town of Pontiac,IL. I was a little kid when they were filming it and I got to meet Jamie Lee. it was awesome. In Pontiac,IL not much goes on, so you can only imagine how fun it was to have a movie with real stars being made there! The place where they had the race track, was where I played Pony League. They used my high school, and many other parts of the town that I have been to. It's fun to watch this and look out for stuff that's there, not there and see some of my friends in little pieces of the film. So if you are from or have ever been to Pontiac,IL I suggest you watch this film!!

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