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Grand Canyon (1991)

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The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.

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Lawrence Kasdan
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Simon
Kevin Kline ... Mack
Steve Martin ... Davis
Mary McDonnell ... Claire
Mary-Louise Parker ... Dee
Alfre Woodard ... Jane
Jeremy Sisto ... Roberto
Tina Lifford ... Deborah
Patrick Malone ... Otis
Randle Mell ... The Alley Baron
Sarah Trigger ... Vanessa
Destinee DeWalt Destinee DeWalt ... Kelley
Candace Mead Candace Mead ... Claire's Baby
Lauren Mead Lauren Mead ... Claire's Baby (as Loren Mead)
Shaun Baker ... Rocstar
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

In a city on the edge, six people are about to discover something extraordinary...each other. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El corazón de la ciudad See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,546, 29 December 1991

Gross USA:

$33,243,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,991,329
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The customized license plate on movie Producer Davis' (Steve Martin's) car read "GRSS PTS" meaning "gross points", a film industry term relating to how much percentage of the total box-office an individual can earn. See more »

Goofs

After Simon climbs up his stairs with the groceries, two windows can be seen on his apartment. When he sits down at the TTY terminal to chat with his daughter, the windows behind him have louvers on them and do not match the windows on his building. 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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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Freshman (1999) See more »

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Am I Late
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Under-rated treasure
8 February 2004 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

On second viewing of this movie, I like it even more than the first time. It is full of nuances and a perception of life as being quite ordinary and often fearful but what lifts this movie to a height rarely realized is its focus on the little incidences in our lives to which we normally only offer the briefest of attention spans. Here the movie spins into the celebration of these incidences, the meeting of a tow truck driver and client, the jogger hearing a baby's cry from the bushes. The dialogue, acting, casting and direction are superb. No two by fours, no grand revelations. What I did observe was how true the characters were to their basic natures and how enhanced their lives became when these were celebrated. Kudos to all involved in this, we need more "Grand Canyons" in our lives. 9 out of 10.


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