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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.

Director:

Eugenio Mira

Writer:

Damien Chazelle
5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Tom Selznick
John Cusack ... Clem
Kerry Bishé ... Emma Selznick
Tamsin Egerton ... Ashley
Allen Leech ... Wayne
Don McManus ... Norman Reisinger
Alex Winter ... Assistant
Dee Wallace ... A & V Interviewer
Jim Arnold ... Janitor
Jack Taylor ... Patrick Godureaux
Beth Rollan ... Emma's Publicist (as Beth Trollan)
Amy Gwilliam Amy Gwilliam ... Emma's Assistant
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Emma's Agent
Ricardo Alexander Ricardo Alexander ... Executive (as Richard A. Newby)
Brendan Murphy Brendan Murphy ... Mover #1
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Storyline

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 or Die See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During its limited theatrical release, the film was screened at only one New York City location: Quad Cinema, New York's first multiplex theater (opened in 1972). See more »

Goofs

When Tom walks of the stage and hides from the spectators the laser pointer of Clem's rifle should not be able to point at him. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tom Selznick: I need to finish this...
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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 »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Happy Fingers
Written by Dr. Seuss (as Theodore Geisel) and Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) (uncredited)
Used by permission of Shapiro Bernstein Spain Mood Music Division
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries,Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music group
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Thrilling and Playing
30 August 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's not the greatest thriller you've ever seen, but it never set out to be that. This is supposed to be fun to watch and Elijah proves he is a fan of Horror once again, even though this is more a Thriller than Horror. We never quite know why things are happening until towards the end there is a reveal, which is nice.

It doesn't make too much sense, why our bad guy is going about it like he does, even though he does discuss it in the movie itself (a bit meta I guess). Still that shouldn't spoil the fun or the tension the movie creates. I never played the piano, so I have no idea how real and professional the piano playing looks to people who have experience. Fun little thriller then


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Country:

Spain | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,964, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$22,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,618,085
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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