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Grand Canyon (1991)

R  |   |  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 a city on the edge, six people are about to discover something extraordinary...each other. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

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Au coeur de la ville  »

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$33,243,020 (USA)
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One of the phrases that is uttered by the alley urchin is "Beaufort, South Carolina," which was the setting for The Big Chill (1983), also directed by Lawrence Kasdan. See more »

Goofs

When Claire is driving Roberto home after summer camp, its obvious the vehicle she is driving is on a trailer, as her steering wheel movements do not match the change in the vehicle's direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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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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