• Grand Canyon (1991)

Grand Canyon

Release Date: January 1st, 1991

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2001

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

A diverse group of characters are thrown together through chance encounters while coping with urban chaos in L.A. The main focus is the growing friendship between an immigration lawyer (Kevin Kline) and a tow-truck driver (Danny Glover) who meet when Kline's car breaks down in a crime-ridden neighborhood.

Cast: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard, Jeremy Sisto, Tina Lifford

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1990s, Engaging, Endearing, Wife, Friendship, Heartwarming, Husband, Los Angeles, Murder, Rivalry, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    In a time when our cities are wounded, movies like Grand Canyon can help to heal. show more

  • 70
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Too often the film languishes as Mr. Kasdan poses Big Questions and then has his characters answer them in conversations that are so casual they seem improvised. [26 Dec 1991]

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Grand Canyon successfully recreates the random, haphazard ways in which individual lives intersect, and captures the sense of menace and disintegration that permeate contemporary urban life. show more

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Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)