The Grasshopper (1970)

The Grasshopper





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Grasshopper is an episodic coming-of-age story about a beautiful, innocent teenager (Jacqueline Bissett), who plans to travel from her native British Columbia to join her boyfriend in Los Angeles, but gets sidetracked by a nightclub comedian, who persuades her to move to Las Vegas. By the end of the film, her innocence has been shattered and she winds up as a bitter, burned-out call girl in Vegas. Later it was released on home video under the titles The Passing of Evil and Passions.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Belson & Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall
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National General Pictures


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as Tommy Marcott

as Richard Morgan

as Danny Raymond

as Roosevelt Dekker

as Buddy Miller

as Lou Bellman

as Eddie Molina

as Jack Bishop

as Larry

as Ann Marie

as Miller's Son

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Bisset is on camera for almost the entire film, kept carefully within her dramatic depth by Director Jerry Paris, with unexpected outbreaks of a kooky humor.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
Top Critic

A film of ordinary ambitions and of limited but sometimes stunning success.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A better than expected dark showgirl life lesson story, that still underwhelms even if it never turns as vulgar as it suggests it would.

Full Review… | March 9, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A well-done film, with a fine performance by Bisset.

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
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