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Grand Canyon (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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In the 1980's, director Lawrence Kasdan brought you "The Big Chill". Welcome to the 90's. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

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El corazón de la ciudad  »

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$67,546, 27 December 1991, Limited Release

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$33,243,020
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The scene where Mack is nearly killed by a bus, was taken from Writer and Director Lawrence Kasdan's own life. See more »

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When Mack takes Simon to breakfast, the Venetian blinds are fully closed at the beginning of the scene. Later, they are slightly open and traffic can be seen going by outside. See more »

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[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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certainly one of the 90's best movies
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

One measurement for the greatness of a movie is, 'if it came on t.v. right now, would you want to sit there and watch it again?' My answer for the Grand Canyon is as powerful a "yes" as it would be for nearly any movie I have ever seen. There are just so many powerful moments, such an intelligent and moving story, such incredible performances.

It perfectly captures the confusion and violence that were so rampant in the early nineties. But it also dramatically affirms the capacity of individuals to love, think and care. In a slight way, the movie was of its time. It partly portrays society as a balloon about to burst. Because the country was in a recession, and so void of leadership, this was true of that time. But the movie is also timeless. I think it could honestly stand up against any movie that has ever been made, and it is the most overlooked film of all time.


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