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Grand Canyon (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 January 1992 (USA)
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Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »

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Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in jeopardy in the other's rough neighborhood. Written by Anonymous

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In the 1980's, director Lawrence Kasdan brought you "The Big Chill". Welcome to the 90's. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Au coeur de la ville  »

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$33,243,020 (USA)
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The scene where Mack is nearly killed by a bus, was taken from writer/director Lawrence Kasdan's own life. See more »

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After Steve Martin gets out of the hospital the nurse turns to walk away from his limo and the driver shuts the door at the same moment the car is being started. As soon as the camera pulls back to a wider shot the nurse is gone and the driver is behind the wheel. See more »

Quotes

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Davis: You know what your problem is? You're always talking about X. But you're thinking about Y. You gotta learn to talk about Y. Forget about X. X is gonna take care of itself.
Mack: What are you talking about?
Davis: I'm just asking you to hear yourself. Listen to what you're really saying and under what you really saying: control, control, control. When are you gonna realise nothing can be controlled? We live in chaos. It's the central issue in everyone's life. Mack, look around you. Everyone in ...
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References Sullivan's Travels (1941) See more »

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Written by Billy Rose, E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
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18 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Grand Canyon" is a lot of things at once, but I found all of it completely fascinating. The characters and situations were realistic and the cast is flawless. You might find yourself crying at the movie - I did. It's a shame there was no audience for this movie, because I think it has a lot to say on several levels.


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