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Grandview U.S.A. (1984)

Grandview U.S.A. (1984)





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Small-town American life becomes a little more interesting when demolition derby owner Michelle Cody (Jamie Lee Curtis) falls for high-school graduate Tim Pearson (C. Thomas Howell), much to the dismay of race car driver Ernie Webster (Patrick Swayze). When the future of Michelle's business is threatened by land developers, she must struggle to find a way to save it.


Jamie Lee Curtis
as Michelle "Mike" Cody
C. Thomas Howell
as Tim Pearson
Patrick Swayze
as Ernie "Slam" Webster
Troy Donahue
as Donny Vinton
John Cusack
as Johnny Maine
Carole Cook
as Betty Welles
M. Emmet Walsh
as Mr. Clark
Ramon Bieri
as Mr. Pearson
Elizabeth Gorcey
as Bonnie Clark
Camilla Hawk
as Mrs. Pearson
Melissa Domke
as Susan Pearson
Tim Gamble
as Larry Hurlbuck
Fred Lerner
as Tucker Smith
Taylor Williams
as Mr. Fleming
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Clark
Fern Persons
as Teacher
Bruno Aclin
as Foreman
Steve Dahl
as Moose Shook
Tony Lincoln
as Mr. Kutch
George Womack
as Mr. Whitewood
Frank T. Panno
as Mr. Pettiman
Bob Swan
as Fire Chief
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Critic Reviews for Grandview U.S.A.

All Critics (3)

Swayze manages to create some sympathy for his character, but everything else about this picture, from the tepid romantic triangle to the awkward music-video segments, barely rises above silly.

Full Review… | September 25, 2016
Creative Loafing

...a forgettable bit of '80s nostalgia.

Full Review… | November 2, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Another failed film about a small town and its ordinary people.

August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Grandview U.S.A.

This movie is REALLY GOOD!!!!! it's sooo Funny and if u ever watched The Outsiders u can't believ a year ago that was Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) he grew up soo of the best scene in this movie is when Tim (Tommy Howell) is in a MTV dream singing "Steely Man of Action" it's areally catchy song. and it's nice to see both Tommy Howell and Patrick Swayze in movies togehter after The Outiders............xD I loooove this movie!

Michelle Vitely
Michelle Vitely

It was ok...kid falls for older women, who is semi-involved with a married man set against a destruction derby, not the best movie ever, but not horrible.

Josh Weikel
Josh Weikel

I really like this film very much, another underrated movie of the 1980s. C. Thomas Howell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Patrick Swayze star in this classic 1984 comedy-drama movie about life in a small town. A high school kid, who has dreams to go study oceanography falls for an older woman and another man is in love with her, a love triangle happens. Jennifer Jason Leigh, the late Troy Donahue, William Windom, John Philbin, Ramon Bieri and Carole Cook are great supporting cast members.

Jeffrey McCurdy
Jeffrey McCurdy

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