Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

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With only a week left before graduation, a young dreamer itches to renounce an uninspiring scholarship, stand up to his despotic father and pursue a career in oceanography. But, has anyone ever spread his wings away from Grandview, U.S.A.?

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis and C. Thomas Howell in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh and Troy Donahue in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • John Cusack in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • Eric Stoltz at an event for Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • Patrick Swayze in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

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20 November 2017 | leplatypus
| Losertown, USA (web)
This is a strange movie and another spicy relationship from Kleiser coming back from Santorin. Usually, Smalltown, USA is almost paradise and this one says the opposite : it's a pit, faraway of modern life and hard for professional life or romances as every one knows every body ! That was indeed my feeling in my own hometown before leaving for the big city… The movie takes a long time to get settled (while it's only 100 minutes), but it's worth staying because this coming of age story (a theme that has always resonates in me) is about a grad teen having a crush for Jamie Lee ! Sure her occupation is crazy (manager of stunt cars) but in her cowboy clothes or in the teen fantasies as a rock star, she is totally stunning and thus i was really connected with what's happening between them. Swayze was solid as a poor hick unable to save his weeding while Jenny was a big disappointment : she thus plays her unfaithful wife but like the future Tralala from Red Hook, she is too much into teasing and nothing else… As this small town is near Chicago, we have also as bonus, the locals siblings from the area, maybe in their 1st appearance as both sister and brother are still young !

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Opening Weekend:

$2,194,293 (USA) (5 August 1984)


$4,743,119 (USA)

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