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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 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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

The opening drive into Chicago begins southbound on Lake Shore Drive, then northbound on LaSalle (you'll recognize it from the Batman films), then south on Wabash, then suddenly across the river, coming east on Washington, where the car finally stops at the Lyric Opera building. The interiors were shot elsewhere, so nothing looks like the actual hall. 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

References The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
[Traditional]
Performed by Alice Ella
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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Don't Waste Your Time
11 August 2014 | by nataliy_spivakSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this as I like movies about music and thrillers and this one looked to combine both. I could not have been more disappointed. It started out as if it would be entertaining and then quickly took a turn downhill. There was basically no story, no build up of any characters, everything that was shown in the trailer was basically the whole move and the "twist" that was supposed to be delivered was so flat and that it solidified the idea that there was no point to the movie.

The other thing I want to mention relates to an earlier review in the posts with which I couldn't agree with more. When you make a movie about a medicine you would hire and consult with medical professionals, same would go with police, scientists and so forth... Why was it so difficult then to consult someone who even played basic piano for this movie so that it would at least slightly appear that all of the piano playing wasn't completely fake. The first thing I noticed is that when the character "Tom" was playing, NOT once did he hold down the pedal. In the pieces he was playing the pedal would be used almost non-stop and he kept his feet flat on the floor the whole time which would never happen. There is also no way he could keep conversations like that while playing correct notes even if he was a world class pianist so the whole thing looked fake and kind of ridiculous.

This on top of everything else just added to the disappointment.


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