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Grandview U.S.A. (1984)

Grandview U.S.A. (1984)

Grandview U.S.A.





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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 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.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Hixon, David Himmelstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 26, 1990
Warner Bros.


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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All Critics (2)

...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.

Full Review… | August 21, 2004
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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

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.

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.

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