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Grandview, U.S.A.
     

Grandview, U.S.A.

Director: Randal Kleiser, Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze

Cast: Randal Kleiser, Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze

 

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The Saroyanesque Grandview USA focuses on a sleepy Midwestern town and its younger denizens. Bored out of his gourd, recent high-school graduate Tim (C. Thomas Howell), befriends the much-older Michelle (Jamie Lee Curtis), who runs the local demolition derby. Michelle's top driver is "Slam" (Patrick Swayze), who though a star on the track is a washout when it

Overview

The Saroyanesque Grandview USA focuses on a sleepy Midwestern town and its younger denizens. Bored out of his gourd, recent high-school graduate Tim (C. Thomas Howell), befriends the much-older Michelle (Jamie Lee Curtis), who runs the local demolition derby. Michelle's top driver is "Slam" (Patrick Swayze), who though a star on the track is a washout when it comes to affairs of the heart. As the three characters grow closer, each does a lot of growing up. When it sticks to business, Grandview USA can be quite charming; it falters only in a couple of rock-video and fantasy sequences, reportedly tacked on at the insistence of the distributors. The highly appropriate supporting cast ranges from such TV regulars as Troy Donahue and William Windom to such stars-to-be as Jennifer Jason Leigh and John Cusack.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2011
UPC:
0097361437644
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
26,916

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Michelle "Mike" Cody
C. Thomas Howell Tim Pearson
Patrick Swayze Ernie "Slam" Webster
Troy Donahue Donny Vinton
Jennifer Jason Leigh Candy Webster
William Windom Bob Cody
Ramon Bieri Mr. Pearson
John Philbin Cowboy
Tim Gamble Larry Hurlbuck
Tony Lincoln Mr. Kutch
Carole Cook Betty Welles
M. Emmet Walsh Mr. Clark
Elizabeth Gorcey Bonnie Clark
John Cusack Johnny Maine
Joan Cusack Mary
Melissa Domke Susan Pearson
Jason Court Benny
Fred Lerner Tucker Smith
Larry Brandenburg Mickey
Taylor Williams Mr. Fleming
Kathryn Joosten Mrs. Clark
Fern Persons Teacher
Bruno Aclin Foreman
George Womack Mr. Whitewood
Bob Swan Fire Chief
Michael Winslow Spencer
Gene Hartline Fred

Technical Credits
Randal Kleiser Director
William Blaylock Producer
Wayne A. Finkelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Gellis Executive Producer
Donald Heitzer Asst. Director
David Himmelstein Screenwriter
Ken Hixon Screenwriter
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Lisa Niemi Choreography
Peter W. Rea Producer
Robert Gordon Editor
Jan Scott Production Designer
Maurice Stein Makeup
Patrick Swayze Choreography
Jonathan Taplin Executive Producer
Ed Ternes Makeup
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grandview, U.S.A.
1. Chapter 1 [2:33]
2. Chapter 2 [8:55]
3. Chapter 3 [9:22]
4. Chapter 4 [9:21]
5. Chapter 5 [10:36]
6. Chapter 6 [9:24]
7. Chapter 7 [9:23]
8. Chapter 8 [10:31]
9. Chapter 9 [12:18]
10. Chapter 10 [7:37]
11. Chapter 11 [3:36]
12. Chapter 12 [3:33]

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