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Grand Piano (2013)

R  |   |  Music, Mystery, Thriller  |  25 October 2013 (Spain)
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During his comeback performance, a pianist who suffers from stage fright finds a note "play one note wrong, and you die".

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Emma Selznick
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Ashley
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Wayne
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Reisinger
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Jack Taylor ...
Patrick Godureaux
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Emma's Publicist
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Harris Gordon ...
Emma's Agent
Ricardo Alexander ...
Executive (as Richard A. Newby)
Brendan Murphy ...
Mover #1
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During his comeback performance, a pianist who suffers from stage fright finds a note "play one note wrong, and you die".

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$2,964 (USA) (7 March 2014)

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$22,353 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Wood had worked with a teacher three weeks prior to going to Barcelona and found it stressful having to play the piano and speak at the same time saying, "It was incredibly technical [...] lots of moments where it was jumping from where I'd play, listen to a click, listen to music, have to be in the right place and the right time and hear dialogue and repeat dialogue". See more »

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The words "lieutenant" and "international" are spelled incorrectly as "liutenant" and "internacional" in the end credits. See more »

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[last lines]
Tom Selznick: I need to finish this...
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References The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) See more »

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Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Very fast paced and exciting. I recommend this.
14 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I play piano, this is just another gig. Nothing else." Tom Selznick (Wood) is one of the most famous concert pianists in the world but 5 years ago he had a breakdown on stage and disappeared. Finally ready to come back to the art form he loves he stages a comeback appearance. He is as nervous as he as ever been when he starts to play, then he sees a note written on his music that makes him forget about his stage fright. The only problem is that his next note may be his last. As you know by now I watch as many movies as I can without watching the trailer first. Going in I was thinking...a movie about a piano concert with Frodo, sounds exciting (sarcasm). From the beginning I was intrigued and then it hit me. This movie is nothing like what I expected at all. A movie I expected to be about love of classical music ended up being more like Speed or Phonebooth. It was tense and exciting the entire time and I really liked it more then expected. Overall, keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Very fast paced and exciting. I recommend this. I give this a high B+.


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