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The Grasshopper (1970)

Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, ... See full summary »

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Christine Adams
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Tommy Marcott
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Richard Morgan
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Danny Raymond
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Jay Rigney
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Roosevelt Dekker
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Jack Benton
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Elroy (as Bill Calloway)
Roger Garrett ...
Buck Brown
Therese Baldwin ...
Gigi
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Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
Kathalynn Turner ...
Ann Marie Dekker
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Libby
Marc Hannibal ...
Marion Walters
David Ketchum ...
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Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, who doesn't know she's coming. Christine hopes to start a family with Eddie immediately. But Christine finds that she is restless in her life with Eddie and moves on. From move to move which are always done on a whim, Christine has a similar restless attitude, always dreaming of something better. But she has no real marketable job skills - although she is always thinking about continuing with her schooling in some trade to make a better life for herself - or sense of what working in a traditional type job means. She is able to get by on her looks, which lands her a job as a Las Vegas showgirl. She also goes in and out of relationships - including with Vegas comic Danny Raymond, ex-football player Tommy Marcott who too is trying to find his meaningful niche in life, older businessman Richard Morgan who... Written by Huggo

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Today's child sheds no tears, has no regrets, knows no tomorrows. Today's child is Christine. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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26 December 1970 (Australia)  »

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Ed Flanders first film role. See more »

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Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971) See more »

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USED TO BE
Sung by Vicki Lawrence
Words and Music by Bobby Russell
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Sleazy, amateurish junk
13 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This badly-done movie comes across as a 1970s porn film--without porn! It has the same 1-dimensional, slimy characters that populated porn films of that era, and it is very hard to believe that this was actually a Hollywood production. The story is insulting to adults--everything is predictable and trite. Jacqueline Bisset is gorgeous, but she does not get to show the front of her body off, despite a bunch of teasing scenes that suggest she might.


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