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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

R | | Drama | 3 August 1984 (USA)
Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. ... See full summary »

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Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local Demolition Derby place. Ernie "Slam" Webster is on of the drivers in the derby who's wife is cheating on him and wants to later on be with Mike. Tim falls for Mike and a big love triangle is about to happen. Written by jeffman52001

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Where dreams have a funny way of coming true.

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Speedway Trio  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,194,293, 5 August 1984

Gross USA:

$4,743,119
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Kevin Costner was offered the role of Tim Pearson. See more »

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During the dream scene, while walking with his parents, the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the ground toward the left side of the screen. See more »

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Tim Pearson: Ain't sex great?
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Referenced in Bottle Up (2015) See more »

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Get Up And Dance
Written, Performed and Produced by Larry Michaels
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Losertown, USA (web)
20 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

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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