Grandview U.S.A.

Synopsis: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local Demolition Derby place. Ernie "Slam" Webster is on of the drivers in the derby who's wife is cheating on him and wants to later on be with Mike. Tim falls for Mike and a big love triangle is about to happen.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Randal Kleiser
Production: Warner Bros.
97 min

Don't you ever do that again.

Remember the lever

on the steering column, move it,

you can put the wheel

wherever you want.

But don't move it while you're driving.

Okay, Dad. Dad, I'm gonna be late.

Square one's for the ignition,

round one's for the trunk

and don't forget to lock it.

Tim, I forgot to tell you.

Last button on the arm,

that locks up all the windows

and the doors.

And, uh, look, don't put any scratches

on the car, okay?

- Uh, drive carefully.

- Please fasten your seatbelt.

I love you.

Kiss me.

- Chris.

- That's a real honey of a car.


You'll be driving a Cadillac yourself

one of these days.

- Please.

- Yeah, we'll see.

Hi, Tim.


what a fine-looking couple you are.

You look like you just stepped off

of a wedding cake.

We really gotta go.

Just one more, just one more.

Oh, it just gives me goosebumps

looking at the two of you.

Oh, sorry, Bonnie.

Please fasten your seatbelt.

Ugh. Damn it.

You just hold on, it'll work.

Here, give me the pliers.

- Ow, Mom.

- What'd I tell you about that gum?

- I don't know, what?

- I said, no more gum.

You got that?

Sick of you gnawing on that,

not being hungry at supper time.

- That's not so.

- Wait a minute, fella.

You just go on. Get out of here.

Go on, vamoose.

Find anything, Mr. Hurlbuck?

Yes, ma'am, a few things.

Yeah, like what?

Like smoking in a food service area.

This is The Moose,

feeling, oh, so mellow and loose.

So put your arms around

your favorite memory

and hold it close.

Two heads beating as one.

Dancing the night away.

Let's go for a drive.

- Hey, how you doing?

- How you doing?

You got 30 days to comply

and bring these violations up to code.

You write me up on everything

but the color of the toilet paper,

expect me to fix it

in 30 days?

If you need more time,

you'll have to appeal

to the county commissioners.

How come all of a sudden

you're out here nosing around?

- Just doing my job.

- Yeah?

You tell the boys

at the county commission

I said you did a real good job too.

You ought to get smart

Hey, Slam, how you been?

Who was that?

Just more trouble.


- Mm, Bonnie

- Oh, Tim.

- Bulls.

- Tin.

- Are we moving?

- Everything is moving.

The whole world is moving.

Bonnie, the whole car is moving.

- Oh, no. No.

- Tim, what's happening?

- Damn, the car is sinking.

- Huh?

- Please fasten your seatbelt.

- Do something.

Oh, God.

Come on, come on.

Dear God.

This is really mature, Tim.

- Holy sh*t.

- Don't forget your keys.

Tim, where you going?

- I gotta go get some help.

- What about me?

You're not gonna leave me here,

are you?

Okay, okay.

Come on.

Please don't get mud on my dress.

Hold on. Whoa.

My father's going to kill me.

No, my father's gonna kill you.

- I lost my shoe.

- Tim.

- Damn it, I lost my shoe.

- Forget the shoe.

You dorkwipe.

Found my shoe.

This is so mature.

This is ridiculous. Oh, my God.

Look at my dress, it's wrecked.


And my panty hose,

look at my panty hose.

Bonnie, can it.

- Where are we going?

- Getting a tow truck.

- Here?

- You wanna walk two miles into town?

Go right ahead, knock yourself out.

Why are you treating me like this?

What have I done?

- You're acting like a pig.

- Bonnie, I'm warning you, can it.

Okay, fine.

I'll just call my father then.

Fine, go ahead and call him.

Sh*t. Give me a break.

He does have the advantage.

That's right.

A lot of his fans are booing him,

they must love him.

Excuse me.

And behind him, Adam Bomb.

Jesus H. Casper the Ghost.

What the hell happened to you?

Had car trouble.

I'm looking for a tow truck.

Looks like you need a car wash.

He's loaded for action, ready to fire.

We got a tow truck,

but you'll have to talk to Mike first.

- Where's Mike?

- Inside, watching the derby.

Is it okay if I go in?

Sure, honey, for 3 bucks,

anybody can go in.

Heck of a show.

Lots of blood and heavy metal.

Forget it. Go on in.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

And here come

the two Banzai Brothers.

Where's Mike Cody?

Up there.

Maybe we'll see some of that tonight.

- Ha, ha.

- And behind him...

- I'm looking for Mike Cody.

- I'm Mike Cody, what do you want?

I need a tow truck.

What's wrong with your car?

It stalled in a stream.

Stalled in a stream?

Kind of half in and half out.

We're gonna have

one heck of a melee.


- You got any money?

- How much?

- Twenty if I don't get wet, 30 if I do.

- Yeah, sure, whatever.

All right, gotta wait a minute.

Take a last look,

give a round of applause

one last time

before we start this race.

And here comes the favorite.

Slam Webster.

Slam "The Ram" Webster.

- Slam, Slam, Slam.

- Yeah.

Slam, Slam, Slam.

There's my favorite boy out there.

He's gonna do a real good job.

I'm glad you like him.

Uh-oh, here comes the one in black,

Darth Vader.

We're gonna start

the countdown right now.

Five, four, three, two, one.

And they're off. There they go.

I kind of like that Vader

with that there red car,

beautiful paint job.

He's gonna fly

on the wheel stack again.

Red Baron wants to take on

the entire left side of the field.

Here comes Slam... Oh!

Adam Bomb wants some,

he's right in the middle.

- Oh, beautiful hit.

- Ha, ha.

Slam Webster,

ladies and gentlemen. Slam Webster.

Slam just hit them both,

knocking them both in a circle.

Beautiful hit.

Beautiful, that was so hard,

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Ken Hixon

Ken Hixon is a screenwriter whose films include Welcome to the Rileys, City by the Sea, Inventing the Abbotts, Incident at Deception Ridge, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home, and Grandview, U.S.A.. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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