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Grasshopper (2006)

Grasshopper is the tragic story of two people fighting to break down the walls which stand in the way of human communication. Travis hides behind technology, such as cell phones and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Franco ... Travis
Rachel Miner ... Terri
Brad Light ... Ted
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Anderson ... Rail Passenger
Rian Bishop ... Rail Passenger
Michael Patrick Breen Michael Patrick Breen ... Rail Passenger
Tanika Brown McKelvy ... Ticket Attendant
Jim Donald Ellis Jim Donald Ellis ... Charlie (as Jim Ellis)
Kristen Endow ... Rail Passenger
Keisuke Hoashi ... Bartender
Jerry Hoffman ... Station Agent
Jasen Salvatore ... Rail passenger
Marcus Wynnycky Marcus Wynnycky ... Rail Passenger
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Grasshopper is the tragic story of two people fighting to break down the walls which stand in the way of human communication. Travis hides behind technology, such as cell phones and computers, to avoid emotional interaction with others. Terri hides behind make-up, high heels and prostitution to avoid emotional interaction with others. Their lives intersect for a brief evening when Terri finds Travis' phone which he left behind on a train. This happy accident brings them together, but by the end of the evening, a tragic event will change them forever. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Good short film that does what its suppose to.
25 February 2007 | by malgal85See all my reviews

This film, for what it was set out to be, succeeded. It's a short tragic film. Although my choice of film are ones that really develop characters and their relationships, this film is meant to just give a taste, leaving you with the "what happens next" factor. After watching it, I really was wanting more, more of the characters back story, what influences they had to make them into the people they were. I think thats what the makers intended the viewing audience to think. The acting is amazing. There aren't many lines in the film so their body language, facial expressions, and overall presence needed to be powerful enough to withhold a scene. Both Franco and Miner have that element and it shows. For them (especially Franco) to take the time to make this, obviously says they believed in this film and wanted to be apart of it and for that, I appreciated the film for what it was. Also I'm happy I own it so I can share it with other people that would've never known it existed.


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