“Grand Canyon” quotes(1991)
Plot – Mack, a 40-year-old lawyer, has broken down in a rough neighborhood in LA, where he is surrounded by a gang of hooligans. The mechanic Simon saves him and tells him about his life: he was married but now he is separated, he has a deaf daughter and a sister who lives there. A friend of Mack, the producer Davis, gets wounded by a robber who shots him in the leg. After this tragic experience, Davis stops producing violent movies, but as soon as he recovers he goes back to his activity. Mack regrets to have cheated on his wife, who chooses to adopt a baby abandoned in the woods.
All actors – Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard, Jeremy Sisto, Tina Lifford, Patrick Malone, Randle Mell, Sarah Trigger, Destinee DeWaltshow all
“Grand Canyon” Quotes 18 quotes
“Nothing's gonna make it go away, until someone changes something, which is not going to happen. I can't pretend it isn't there because that it is a lie, and when art lies, it becomes worthless.”
“- Mack: We were planning to take my boy.
- Simon: How old is he?
- Mack: 15.
- Simon: 15? Probably won't wanna go with you now. Probably go with his friends and his chick now. You've missed that boat.”
“Why is it that when someone's successful in one field, they think they know about everything?”
“- Dee: Jane, do you ever feel like you're just this far... from being completely hysterical hours a day?
- Jane: Half the people I know feel that way.The lucky ones feel that way.The rest of the people are hysterical hours a day.”
“Look around you. Everyone in this parking lot is struggling for control. And you know what it is they're trying to control, each and every one of 'em? Fear. They're trying to control their fear.”
“When a person thinks they're about to die, nothing looks like it was worth their time.”
“You think that I want that baby because l've got some hole in my life or I think I'm gonna have some hole in my life, but that's not it. Or if it is it, it's just a part of it. That baby needs someone to love it and take care of it. Something has happened. You can't go back and have it not happen. Some kind of connection has been made. lt has to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“This is difficult stuff. Making a left turn in L.A. is one of the harder things you'll learn in life.”
“The point is there's a gulf in this country; an ever-widening abyss between the people who have stuff, and the people who don't have shit. It's like this big hole in the ground, as big as the fucking Grand Canyon, and what's come pouring out is an eruption of rage, and the rage creates violence, and the violence is real.”