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Grand Piano (2013)

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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

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Play one wrong note and you die. See more »


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2013 (Spain)  »

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Toque de Mestre  »

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

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$22,353 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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During its limited theatrical release, the film was screened at only one movie theater in New York City: the Quad Cinema, a Greenwich Village four-screen indie arthouse opened in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Clem: [via earpiece] You think you can bargain with me? You're not in control, Tom. The audience is control. And right now, I'm your audience.
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At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Ten Happy Fingers
Written by Dr. Seuss (as Theodore Geisel) and Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) (uncredited)
Used by permission of Shapiro Bernstein Spain Mood Music Division
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries,Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music group
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Don't Waste Your Time
11 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this as I like movies about music and thrillers and this one looked to combine both. I could not have been more disappointed. It started out as if it would be entertaining and then quickly took a turn downhill. There was basically no story, no build up of any characters, everything that was shown in the trailer was basically the whole move and the "twist" that was supposed to be delivered was so flat and that it solidified the idea that there was no point to the movie.

The other thing I want to mention relates to an earlier review in the posts with which I couldn't agree with more. When you make a movie about a medicine you would hire and consult with medical professionals, same would go with police, scientists and so forth... Why was it so difficult then to consult someone who even played basic piano for this movie so that it would at least slightly appear that all of the piano playing wasn't completely fake. The first thing I noticed is that when the character "Tom" was playing, NOT once did he hold down the pedal. In the pieces he was playing the pedal would be used almost non-stop and he kept his feet flat on the floor the whole time which would never happen. There is also no way he could keep conversations like that while playing correct notes even if he was a world class pianist so the whole thing looked fake and kind of ridiculous.

This on top of everything else just added to the disappointment.


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