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Grand Piano (2013)

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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

Director:

Eugenio Mira

Writer:

Damien Chazelle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Tom Selznick
John Cusack ... Clem
Kerry Bishé ... Emma Selznick
Tamsin Egerton ... Ashley
Allen Leech ... Wayne
Don McManus ... Norman Reisinger
Alex Winter ... Assistant
Dee Wallace ... A & V Interviewer
Jim Arnold ... Janitor
Jack Taylor ... Patrick Godureaux
Beth Rollan ... Emma's Publicist (as Beth Trollan)
Amy Gwilliam Amy Gwilliam ... Emma's Assistant
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Emma's Agent
Ricardo Alexander Ricardo Alexander ... Executive (as Richard A. Newby)
Brendan Murphy Brendan Murphy ... Mover #1
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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

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Trivia

Wood had worked with a teacher three weeks prior to going to Barcelona and found it stressful having to play the piano and speak at the same time saying, "It was incredibly technical [...] lots of moments where it was jumping from where I'd play, listen to a click, listen to music, have to be in the right place and the right time and hear dialogue and repeat dialogue". See more »

Goofs

When Tom walks of the stage and hides from the spectators the laser pointer of Clem's rifle should not be able to point at him. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tom Selznick: I need to finish this...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Loved By You
(1928) (uncredited)
Songwritten By Herbert Stothart And Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Performed by Spencer Kayden and Whistling by Rich Little
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Somebody get Eugenio Mira a decent script
14 May 2014 | by TheMarwoodSee all my reviews

Here's a director who knows how to shoot a film and he directed the hell out of this silly script, but you can throw the fanciest camera tricks at a dog of a script -- but good looking nonsense is still nonsense. This is one of those high concept screenplays that seems churned out by an automated software writing program, not a human who actually sat down to write this. Elijah Wood gives a one note (pun!) performance and he's either miscast or just downright boring as our lead - though his hands do a convincing job. An off screen for most of the film John Cusack is our villain who will shoot Mr. Wood and his pretty little wife if he plays a wrong note. Cusack's expository dialogue over the last act of the film, explaining his motives are eye rolling and the remaining 15 minutes seem like the automated writing software malfunctioned when character motivation and narrative collided. A dumb, harmless film.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Sans fausse note See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,964, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$22,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,618,085
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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