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Grand Canyon (1991)

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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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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2.35 : 1
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Marlee Matlin: The mom using sign language to communicate with her child as several youths are being sent off to camp. See more »

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When Mack takes Simon to breakfast, the Venetian blinds are fully closed at the beginning of the scene. Later, they are slightly open and traffic can be seen going by outside. 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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Fland Canyon (2016) See more »

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She's Leaving Home
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Last line sung, with modified lyrics, by Kevin Kline when Robbie goes to camp
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Heart-warming film
9 August 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film when it was released, and I still do, because the storyline makes you feel hopeful about life in general, and people too...one of the things I like about the films of Lawrence Kasdan. In addition to the positive vibes from the film, there are other reasons to like Grand Canyon. For one thing, it has an outstanding cast...Kevin Kline and Danny Glover, for example. In my opinion, Crash, the highly acclaimed film that won the Oscar for best picture, was very similar to this film. The difference is that Grand Canyon leaves you feeling positive. Crash had the opposite effect with me; it was very dark. I would choose Grand Canyon over Crash any day.


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