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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
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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 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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Taglines:

Play one wrong note and you die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Sans fausse note See more »

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being set in Chicago, all of the film's interiors were shot in Spain (though several exteriors were shot in Chicago itself). 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]
Clem: Why, Tom?
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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

Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
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Performed by Alice Ella
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User Reviews

A nice mystery thriller spoiled by a poor ending
20 March 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a famous pianist who makes a comeback performance after five years of hiatus. He gets threatened with death by a mysterious man during his performance. He bakes his way round his very real threat, and his stage fright. The plot up to here sounds very intriguing and engaging, and yes, the first half of the film is quite good. However, the second half loses steam, and the ending is just really disappointing. So we figure out why the guy wants the piece played, so what happens next? The film proper is just seventy minutes long, they could have at least developed the plot more, especially the ending. It's a pity, but "Grand Piano" was a nice mystery thriller that is spoiled by the poor ending.


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