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Grind (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 April 1997 (USA)
When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. ... See full summary »

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Chris Kentis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crudup ... Eddie
Adrienne Shelly ... Janey
Paul Schulze ... Terry
Frank Vincent ... Nick
Saul Stein ... Jack
Amanda Peet ... Patty
Stephen Beach ... Jimmy (as Steven Beach)
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Factory Foreman (as Arthur Nascarella)
Timothy Devlin ... Scully (as Tim Devlin)
Nick Sandow ... Lenny
Jason Andrews Jason Andrews ... Joey
Tim Williams ... Scott
Angela Pupello Angela Pupello ... Pam
Lydia Radziul Lydia Radziul ... Liz (as Lydia Radzuil)
Joe Pallister ... J.J. (as Joseph Pallister)
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When a drag-racing, hard-luck parolee moves in with his brother in hopes of that ever-elusive fresh start in life, he's sure to be warm for the form of his brother's bored young wife. Things only get worse when he tries to turn a quick buck in a one-time insurance fraud operation. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Strecke geblieben See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, New Jersey, USA

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Kodiak Productions LLC See more »
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Color
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A most watchable introduction to Mr Crudup
18 February 2002 | by Mark-333See all my reviews

I bought this DVD on the strength of seeing Billy Crudup in an early role.

I have seen and liked Adrienne Shelly in a previous Hal Hartley film and thought that she, Crudup and Schulze (with who I am the least familiar, but no less impressed) all performed well in this indie ensemble. Amanda Peet also features in a minor early role.

The story is well worn, but the pace, style, music and slow, lazy intimacy with which we are drawn into the characters makes this a very watchable movie. Billy Crudup obviously started out as he meant to continue and this film stands out as a suitably charismatic beginning, without any signs of hallmark timidity for this actor's first feature.

If you like short-form, no-frills, character-driven drama, rent or buy this one today!


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