Starring: Danny Glover,
Kevin Kline, etc.
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Year of Release: 1991
Video Release Date: April 2, 2002
A white and wealthy accountant, Mack, is stranded
in the ghetto when his car breaks down. A black gang sets
upon him. But at the last minute, a black tow truck driver,
Simon, arrives to rescue him. This brush with possible death
or serious injury causes the otherwise happy Mack to reexamine
his values. Thus awakened to life’s richer possibilities,
he decides to repay Simon’s kindness by getting involved
in his life, helping him locate a better apartment and setting
him up on a blind date. Thus begins an unlikely friendship
between these two men, which serves as the center piece in
a web of interconnected stories, all of which serve to illustrate
the possibilities when people allow themselves to go beyond
Watch how Mack and Simon are able to “bridge
the canyon” that separates them because of cultural,
racial, and class differences.
- Do you believe that you cannot make
a relationship work because you are too different?
- Have you been able to make a connection with somebody who
is different from you in various ways?
- Take Mack and Simon in Grand Canyon as an inspiration to
open your heart to people you like though they are different.