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The Grasshopper (1970)

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Christine (Jacqueline Bisset) is the young bank teller who is bored with her job and her husband. She leaves for Las Vegas where she scores a job as a chorus girl. The beautiful Christine does not have the talent to parlay the job into an upwardly mobile career. She marries an older man and becomes a "kept woman." Tommy Marcott (Jim Brown) is the greeter at a casino who poses for pictures with the guests and marries Christine. When Christine is invited to dinner by Roosevelt Dekker (Ramon Bieri), she is beaten up by her host. Tommy tracks down the construction magnate at a local golf course and beats him to a pulp. Danny (Corbett Monica) is the comic who gives Christine her first tour of Vegas and his bedroom. Christine hires a pilot to skywrite an obscenity that sums up her feelings about her experience. Joseph Cotten also appears in this drama of a naive young woman nearly swallowed up by the seamier side of the Las Vegas nightlife.

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Cast

Jacqueline Bisset
as Christine Adams
Jim Brown
as Tommy Marcott
Joseph Cotten
as Richard Morgan
Corbett Monica
as Danny Raymond
Ramon Bieri
as Roosevelt Dekker
Stanley Adams
as Buddy Miller
R.M. Richards
as Lou Bellman
Tim O'Kelly
as Eddie Molina
Ed Flanders
as Jack Bishop
Jim Smith
as Larry
Kathalyn Turner
as Ann Marie
David W. Duclon
as Miller's Son
Jessica Myerson
as Saleswoman
Dave Ketchum
as Football Conventioner
Penny Marshall
as Plaster Caster
John Aprea
as The Ice Pack
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Critic Reviews for The Grasshopper

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.

October 17, 2007 | Full Review…

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

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

March 9, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

October 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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