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Grand Piano (2013)

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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reisinger
A & V Interviewer
Patrick Godureaux
Emma's Publicist
Amy Gwilliam ...
Emma's Assistant
Harris Gordon ...
Emma's Agent
Ricardo Alexander ...
Executive (as Richard A. Newby)
Brendan Murphy ...
Mover #1


A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

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Play one wrong note and you die. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Toque de Mestre  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,964 (USA) (9 March 2014)


$22,353 (USA) (13 April 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »


Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) See more »


Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Performed by Alice Ella
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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User Reviews

Takes ages to get going! 3/10
25 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: For such a short movie, it really does take some time to get going and and it ends abruptly. Althougn this intense thriller does have an original storyline, it doesn't really go anywhere for some time and you just end up watching Elijah Wood talking to John Cusack through an ear piece whilst playing the piano for over an hour. The director also wasted 10 minutes on the ending credits, which was a bit weird, and the showdown between Wood and Cusack only lasted a few minutes so it could have done with a bit more action. Anyway, if you want to watch a man play the piano to unlock some treasure, then you will enjoy this film but personally, I found it quite boring and uninteresting. Disappointing!

Round-Up: Elijah Wood really hasn't done anything that amazing since the Lord Of The Rings. Lately, he has starred in strange movies like Maniac and Revenge Of Jolly, which went straight to DVD, so his career has taken a down slide after the big budget franchise. He seems to be another one of those actors which have turned to TV series so we don't really get to see him that much in England. John Cusack seems to be taking any and every project that comes across his path, but he still stars in some big budget movies like The Butler and The Paperboy. He does seem to act the same in most of his movies but he did put in an excellent performance in The Paperboy. As for this movie, you only really hear his voice through most of this film so it's hard to comment on his performance, but Elijah Wood did bring intensity to his role, even if he was sat in front of a piano most of the time.

I recommend this movie to people who are into there intense thrillers about an piano player who has to play a piece of difficult music perfectly to unlock some treasure which is hidden in a piano. 3/10

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