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Crash (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.3
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sandra Bullock Jean Cabot
Don Cheadle Det. Graham Waters
Karina Arroyave Elizabeth
Dato Bakhtadze Lucien
Art Chudabala Ken Ho
Sean Cory Motorcycle Cop
Tony Danza Fred
Keith David Lt. Dixon
Loretta Devine Shaniqua Johnson
Matt Dillon Officer Ryan
Jennifer Esposito
William Fichtner
Brendan Fraser
Plot
Movie studios, by and large, avoid controversial subjects like race the way you might avoid a hive of angry bees. So it's remarkable that Crash even got made; that it's a rich, intelligent, and moving exploration of the interlocking lives of a dozen Los Angeles residents--black, white, latino, Asian, and Persian--is downright amazing. A politically nervous district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his high-strung wife (Sandra Bullock, biting into a welcome change of pace from Miss Congeniality) get car-jacked by an oddly sociological pair of young black men (Larenz Tate and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges); a rich black T.V. director (Terrence Howard) and his wife (Thandie Newton) get pulled over by a white racist cop (Matt Dillon) and his reluctant partner (Ryan Phillipe); a detective (Don Cheadle) and his Latina partner and lover (Jennifer Esposito) investigate a white cop who shot a black cop--these are only three of the interlocking stories that reach up and down class lines. Writer/director Paul Haggis (who wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby) spins every character in unpredictable directions, refusing to let anyone sink into a stereotype. The cast--ranging from the famous names above to lesser-known but just as capable actors like Michael Pena (Buffalo Soldiers) and Loretta Devine (Woman Thou Art Loosed)--meets the strong script head-on, delivering galvanizing performances in short vignettes, brief glimpses that build with gut-wrenching force. This sort of multi-character mosaic is hard to pull off; Crash rivals such classics as Nashville and Short Cuts. A knockout. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Mystery
Director Paul Haggis
Producer Don Cheadle; Paul Haggis; <b>Paul Haggis</b>; Cathy Schulman
Writer Paul Haggis; <b>Paul Haggis</b>; Bobby Moresco
Studio Artisan
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 113 mins
Movie Release Date 5/6/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 524
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/20/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 031398179382
Release Date 9/6/2005
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
DVD Introduction by Director Paul Haggis
Crash Behind The Scenes
Commentary with Paul Haggis, Don Cheadle and Bobby Moresco
Trailers
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