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The Grasshopper

Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1970
Running time:98 minutes
Cast:Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown, Joseph Cotten, Corbett Monica, Christopher Stone
Director:Jerry Paris
Writer:Jerry Belson & Garry Marshall

Description: Christine (Jacqueline Bisset) is the young bank teller who is bored with her job and her husband. She leaves for Las Vegas where she scores a job as a chorus girl. The beautiful Christine does not have the talent to parlay the job into an upwardly mobile career. She marries an older man and becomes a kept woman. Tommy Marcott (Jim Brown) is the greeter at a casino who poses for pictures with the guests and marries Christine. When Christine is invited to dinner by Roosevelt Dekker (Ramon Bieri), she is beaten up by her host. Tommy tracks down the construction magnate at a local golf course and beats him to a pulp. Danny (Corbett Monica) is the comic who gives Christine her first tour of Vegas and his bedroom. Christine hires a pilot to skywrite an obscenity that sums up her feelings about her experience. Joseph Cotten also appears in this drama of a naive young woman nearly swallowed up by the seamier side of the Las Vegas nightlife.~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

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