MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,489 this week

Cross Country (1983)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 84 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Bad
a list of 400 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 55 titles
created 25 Jan 2014
 
a list of 36 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 146 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cross Country" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cross Country (1983)

Cross Country (1983) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cross Country.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Amy Madigan, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Robin MacEachern
Psycho Cop (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Six college students on their weekend vacation are humiliated and killed one by one by a psycho cop.

Director: Wallace Potts
Stars: Robert R. Shafer, Jeff Qualle, Palmer Lee Todd
Warriors (1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader

Director: Shimon Dotan
Stars: Gary Busey, Michael Paré, Wendii Fulford
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.

Director: Eric Leiser
Stars: Jay Masonek, Jeffrey Leiser, Eric Leiser
Full Eclipse (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The LA police department have a special team of officers with a talent for reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Patsy Kensit, Bruce Payne
Hardkor Disko (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Krzysztof Skonieczny
Stars: Marcin Kowalczyk, Jasmina Polak, Agnieszka Wosinska
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Four young filmmakers raise money for their project by telling potential investors that DeNiro is on board. Now they have to find him...

Director: Paul Borghese
Stars: William DeMeo, Matthew Ziff, Robert Daleo
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Documentary on the killing of 73-year-old Catholic nun and activist Sister Dorothy Stang in February 2005, in the state of Pará (Brazilian rain forest), where she, for 30 years, fought ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Junge
Stars: Felício Pontes, Martin Sheen, Becky Spires
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Mean and domineering Jane and the sweet and ditsy Jackie are two radically contrasting sisters who suffer from severe trauma after witnessing the murder/suicide of their parents as well as ... See full summary »

Directors: Pete Jacelone, Sal Longo, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Pamela Sutch, Christine Taylor, Tina Krause
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college. But when her plans fall apart, the girl stumbles into a ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Chwerchak
Stars: Kim Shaw, Paul Sorvino, David Fumero
Damaged (2015)
Action | Drama | Thriller

Damaged is the endearing tale of a friendship in the most remarkable of circumstances.

Director: Maha Wilson
Stars: Nicholas Burton, Maha Wilson, Salvatore Coco
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Evan Bley
...
Lois Hayes
...
Det. Sgt. Roersch
Brent Carver ...
John Forrest
David Connor ...
Rico Barbone
George Sperdakos ...
Lt. Robert Welles
Michael Kane ...
Harry Burns
...
Glen Cosgrove
Paul Bradley ...
Nick Overland
...
Alma
Jacklin Williams ...
Cleaning Woman
Anna Vitre ...
Judith Keel
Pamela Collyer ...
Waitress
...
Drunk in Bar
...
Mechanic
Edit

Storyline

After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along a beautiful girl he met in a bar and a drifter he picked up along the way. A cop sets out after the husband, but he's more interested in shaking him down than bringing him back. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Detective Ed Roersch has a murder on his hands. A brutal murder! A young girl bludgeoned to death in her apartment. His investigations lead him cross country, on the trail of the victim's boyfriend, not a hard man to track down, because of the trail of brutal murders in his wake. See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Contra todos  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The book was better.
17 August 2002 | by (Columbia County, NY) – See all my reviews

**Possible Spolers ahead**

Crazed ad exec Richard Beymer heads west with stripper Nina Axelrod and drifter Brent Carver in tow. A hooker has been butchered back on the East Coast and all signs point to Beymer so you know he probably didn't do it--which doesn't stop corrupt cop Michael Ironside from going to shake him down. Beymer goes through the entire picture with a look of perpetual pain on his face--as will any viewers who enjoyed Herbert Kastle's 1975 novel. The book was not only pornographic but full of severed limbs and spilled guts to the point where you had to wash the blood off your hands after reading it. In spite of some R-rated sexcapades and violence the film is a kiddie cartoon by comparison. Toning it down for an R was a necessary evil considering the power of the MPAA but scripters Logan N. Danforth and William Gray made too many arbitrary changes and took too many detours from Kastle's original plot.

When I make my fortune I'll buy the rights to remake CROSS COUNTRY, follow the book to the letter and shoot for an NC-17. I'll hang on to my copy of the 1983 travesty in the meantime, if only because Ms. Axelrod is so darn easy on the eyeballs.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Horrid Flick sipowicz
Discuss Cross Country (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?