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The Grasshopper (1970)

Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Paris

Writers:

Mark McShane (novel), Jerry Belson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Christine Adams
Jim Brown ... Tommy Marcott
Joseph Cotten ... Richard Morgan
Corbett Monica ... Danny Raymond
Christopher Stone ... Jay Rigney
Ramon Bieri ... Roosevelt Dekker
Ed Flanders ... Jack Benton
William Callaway ... Elroy (as Bill Calloway)
Roger Garrett Roger Garrett ... Buck Brown
Therese Baldwin Therese Baldwin ... Gigi
William Bassett ... Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
Kathalynn Turner Kathalynn Turner ... Ann Marie Dekker
Stefanianna Christopherson ... Libby
Marc Hannibal ... Marion Walters
David Ketchum ... Football Conventioner
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Storyline

Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, who doesn't know she's coming. Christine hopes to start a family with Eddie immediately. But Christine finds that she is restless in her life with Eddie and moves on. From move to move which are always done on a whim, Christine has a similar restless attitude, always dreaming of something better. But she has no real marketable job skills - although she is always thinking about continuing with her schooling in some trade to make a better life for herself - or sense of what working in a traditional type job means. She is able to get by on her looks, which lands her a job as a Las Vegas showgirl. She also goes in and out of relationships - including with Vegas comic Danny Raymond, ex-football player Tommy Marcott who too is trying to find his meaningful niche in life, older businessman Richard Morgan who... Written by Huggo

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The truth behind the glitter. Learned the hard way. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1970 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Passions See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as part of a three picture deal between Carol White and National General (the first of which was Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)), she was eventually replaced by Jacqueline Bisset. See more »

Quotes

Christine Adams: Eddie's really something special. Now he works at a bank for his uncle in Los Angeles. He's going to be so surprised to see me. We're going to have a baby right away!
Driver giving her a lift: Oh, so you're going to get married then?
Christine Adams: No, we're just going to live together
[the driver crosses himself and touches a religious figurine on the dashboard]
Christine Adams: .
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

LOOK AGAIN
Sung by The Brooklyn Bridge
Courtesy of Buddah Records
Words and Music by Al Kasha, Billy Goldenberg and Joel Hirschhorn
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Sleazy, amateurish junk
13 August 2003 | by vyto34See all my reviews

This badly-done movie comes across as a 1970s porn film--without porn! It has the same 1-dimensional, slimy characters that populated porn films of that era, and it is very hard to believe that this was actually a Hollywood production. The story is insulting to adults--everything is predictable and trite. Jacqueline Bisset is gorgeous, but she does not get to show the front of her body off, despite a bunch of teasing scenes that suggest she might.


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