GenreDrama Running time1h 36m CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 11, 1997 (1997-04-11) WriterLaura Lau, Chris Kentis GenresRomance Film, Indie film, Drama film, Crime Fiction CastBilly Crudup (Eddie), Adrienne Shelly (Janey), Paul Schulze (Terry), Frank Vincent (Nick), Saul Stein (Jack), Amanda Peet (Patty) Similar moviesEntrapment, Cemetery Junction, The Wrong Man, Aanaval Mothiram, Leatherlip, Fast Company
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Grind is an 1997 American drama film directed by Chris Kentis and written by Laura Lau. It stars Billy Crudup, Adrienne Shelly, and Paul Schulze. Crudup plays an ex-con caught in a spiral of dead-end jobs and poor choices.
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A handsome drifter who has just been released from prison shows up on the doorstep of his older brother.
Billy Crudup as Eddie
Adrienne Shelly as Janey
Paul Schulze as Terry
Frank Vincent as Nick
Amanda Peet as Patty
Grind was released April 11, 1997, in the United States, where it made $5000.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote that the film initially has the potential to be "an American neo-realist gem" but descends into melodrama. Leonard Klady of Variety wrote, "While director and co-writer Chris Kentis' debut feature is not distinctive visually or more than mildly intriguing dramatically, neither is it offensive or inept." Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club wrote, "While Grind captures its blue-collar milieu with a certain amount of accuracy and conviction, it can't overcome its weak, predictable script and uneven performances." Kevin Thomas of The Los Angeles Times called it "a fine and involving accomplishment" that should launch the careers of all involved.