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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 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

Reisinger: [encouraging a worrisome Selznick] Do what you do. And try and have some fun. And remember, it's just music.
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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
[Traditional]
Performed by Alice Ella
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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A calm suspense
2 March 2014 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

Suspenseful? -- not so much. But you will want to watch to the end because there is just enough happening to keep your attention.

This is an odd little movie with Wood playing a rather nervous pianist about to perform one of the most complex and challenging music compositions ever written. Then he discovers his life is on the line.

My problem was the constant running off and on stage during the performance because he appears to suffer more from a bowel or bladder issue. He is constantly up and down and running around throughout the concert but always back --- just in time for his piano playing! It got funny after awhile.

The set is pleasing and there aren't many surprises in the plot ... but watch to the very end because something happens!


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