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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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The picture won the Golden Bear Award for Best Film at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival in 1992. See more »

Goofs

During Mack and Simon's breakfast scene, the position of the napkin holder, ketchup, and sugar change during the scene. The sugar level in the shaker changes from 3/4 full to full and back to 3/4 full. 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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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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certainly one of the 90's best movies
20 December 2002 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

One measurement for the greatness of a movie is, 'if it came on t.v. right now, would you want to sit there and watch it again?' My answer for the Grand Canyon is as powerful a "yes" as it would be for nearly any movie I have ever seen. There are just so many powerful moments, such an intelligent and moving story, such incredible performances.

It perfectly captures the confusion and violence that were so rampant in the early nineties. But it also dramatically affirms the capacity of individuals to love, think and care. In a slight way, the movie was of its time. It partly portrays society as a balloon about to burst. Because the country was in a recession, and so void of leadership, this was true of that time. But the movie is also timeless. I think it could honestly stand up against any movie that has ever been made, and it is the most overlooked film of all time.


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