Grand Canyon

Synopsis: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in jeopardy in the other's rough neighborhood.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Lawrence Kasdan
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min



You know what

your problem is?

You're always

talking about "X,"

but thinking

about "Y."

Learn to talk

about "Y."

Forget about "X."

"X" is going to take

care of itself.

What are you

talking about?

Hear yourself. Listen to

what you're really saying

and to what you

think you're saying.

When are you going to realize

nothing can be controlled?

We live in chaos,

a central issue

in everyone's life.

Mack, look around you.

Everyone in this parking lot

is struggling for control.

You know what it is

they're trying to control,

each and

every one of them?


They're trying

to control their fear.

Thanks for

the game, Davis.

You're my best friend.

This is important.

Let's talk tomorrow.

Good night, Mack.

Good night, Vanessa.

I have more to say

about this.

Vanessa, why is it

when someone's successful

in one field,

they think they know

about everything?

Drive carefully.

/ went home

with the waitress

The way / always do

How was / to know

She was with

the Russians, too?

/ was gambling

in Havana

/ took a little risk

Send lawyers, guns,

and money


get me out of this


/'m the innocent


...should be heard

on this subject.

Missiles can accomplish

at a cheaper price

and greater accuracy

and fewer casualties

the mission, that, uh,

that a pilot was

supposed to carry out

and did in

previous wars.

And the Air Force is very

resistant to changing...

Dad should be home soon.

The game just ended.

I thought

you were studying

for your English exam.

I was. I had

the game on the radio.


Oh, um, can you pick me up

tomorrow at, uh, 4:30?


behind the school?

I thought you

were going to get

a ride occasionally.

I try. It's just hard

to arrange to leave

at exactly the same time

with someone.

It's just hard for me

to arrange my afternoon

around picking you up.

I'm working at the

senior center tomorrow.

If you can't do it,

I can try to find a ride.

It's kind of late,



Mom, I think you

need to get organized.

And I'm hiding

in Honduras

I'm a desperate man

Send lawyers,

guns, and money

Mmm. Uh... f***!

The sh*t

has hit the fan


What the...

All right! All right!




F***! F***!


Operator 349.

What city, please?

Yeah, I need

road service

for, um, I don't know.

Let's say Inglewood.

Hello... God.


Yeah, uh, Buckingham,

but remember it's

about a half mile, uh...

west, I guess, of there.

It should be about

a 45-minute wait.

Uh-huh. I understand,

but, see, uh,

if it takes that long,

I might be, like, dead.

You might call

the police.

The police.

Oh, sh*t. No, uh...

nothing's happened.

Just get the truck here

as fast as you can.

Will do, sir.

Mayday. Mayday.

We're going down.

Hey, man.

You need some

help here?

This a nice car,


This one of them

new Jap cars?


Yeah, you need help

or yeah, it's a Jap car?

Thanks. Uh, no.

I've already called

for the, uh, tow truck

and the police.

You called the police?


On that phone, you

called all those people?

Who else you call,

your mama?

He been busy, man.

I see.

Nice car. I could use

a car with a phone.

Maybe you wants

a ride somewhere.

Want a jump start

or something?

How about a jump start?

Ooh, he nervous, y'all.

What you so nervous

about, man?

Maybe he carrying, Jim.

Maybe he's scared

we going to bust him.

Bust his ass.

Leave that

man alone!

O.K., Grandma.

Whatever, baby.

Why don't you get out

of the car, mister?

You want me to have

Jimmy take you out?

Or how about this...

Do you ever want to get

out of that car again?

Look, what do you want?

Do you want my wallet,

my watch?

It's a shitty watch.

You're welcome to it.

I want you

out of the car.

Let's get this sh*t

over with.

Now, motherf***er.

Which one of you

call for the truck?

Me. That was me.

Uh, this is it.

It just sort of died.

I'm the one

that called.

I guess

it was you, huh?


Hey, man, we was

doing fine here.

Uh, is it the battery?


Were you stopped, and

it wouldn't start again?

Oh, no. L-It just

died on me.

We're going to have

to take it in.

You dissin' me, man?

You bet he is.

You seeing it now, man.

That's right.

That's what he's doing.

Is that right,

you dissin' me?

No, I'm not.

Nothing like it.

I'm doing a job. This

is how I make my living.

I just ride out there

and do the job.

I want it to go

as smooth as it can.

I don't like it to be

harder than it is.

Make sure you're

in neutral

and the parking brake

is off.

That's bullshit, man.

He talking bullshit.

What's goin' down?

This is f***ed up.

Get in the truck.

You'll ride up with me.

Are you the one

I'm talking to?

We all decide

what goes down,

so don't fly

that sh*t.

Yeah, man. F*** you!

Am I talking

to the right man?

That's what I thought.

Look, I got

to ask you a favor.

I got to ask you

to let me go my way here.

Now, this truck

is my responsibility.

Now that the car's

hooked up to it,

I'm responsible

for that, too.

Any sh*t comes down now,

it's my ass.

Follow me?

Do you think

I'm stupid?

Answer me that first.

Then we'll talk.

Look, I don't know

nothin' about you.

You don't know nothin'

about me.

I don't know if you're

stupid or some kinda genius,

but I do know this.

I got to get out of here,

and you got the gun.

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Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan co-wrote the Star Wars sequel trilogy film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will co-write the series' Han Solo spin-off film.[ more…

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