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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 ... 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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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 one wrong note and you die. See more »


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,353, 13 April 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Clem: [via earpiece] You think you can bargain with me? You're not in control, Tom. The audience is control. And right now, I'm your audience.
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At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
[Traditional]
Performed by Alice Ella
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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Not the best movie you'll pay to watch....
23 June 2015 | by perkypopsSee all my reviews

If you like funky piano music then the opening credits are worth the admission fee, but from thereon this film heads downhill fast. The film is murdered by its many clumsy plot movements, until you are left hoping there is a punchline to make it all worthwhile. But there isn't. Indeed the end is the clumsiest part of the film, and it is not as if the actors make anymore sense of anything than we do.

Okay there is some nice music to listen too, but, for the rest, it isn't that good to look at, and it tries to be clever with plot distractions that fail miserably.

I will not be watching it again to see what I may have missed.


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