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Grand Canyon (1991)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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From the director of "The Big Chill." A story of friendship and other natural wonders. 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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2.35 : 1
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Producers and screen-writers Meg Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan are married. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) See more »

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Only in America
Written, Produced and Performed by Gardner Cole
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8 February 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

On second viewing of this movie, I like it even more than the first time. It is full of nuances and a perception of life as being quite ordinary and often fearful but what lifts this movie to a height rarely realized is its focus on the little incidences in our lives to which we normally only offer the briefest of attention spans. Here the movie spins into the celebration of these incidences, the meeting of a tow truck driver and client, the jogger hearing a baby's cry from the bushes. The dialogue, acting, casting and direction are superb. No two by fours, no grand revelations. What I did observe was how true the characters were to their basic natures and how enhanced their lives became when these were celebrated. Kudos to all involved in this, we need more "Grand Canyons" in our lives. 9 out of 10.


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