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The Crossing (1990)

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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

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Sam
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Meg
Emily Lumbers ...
Jenny
Rodney Bell ...
Shorty
Ben Oxenbould ...
Heavyfoot
Myles Collins ...
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Nort (as Marc Gray)
Megan Connolly ...
Kathleen
John Blair ...
Billy
Rani Lockland ...
Gail
Ajay Rochester ...
Mandy (as Lea-Ann Towler)
Paul Robertson ...
Birdie
George Whaley ...
Sid
Jacquy Phillips ...
Marion (as Jacqy Phillips)
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of Sam's leaving, that she had started a relation with his best friend Johnny. At the night of Sam's unexpected return, Johhny asks Meg to marry him. Meg is forced to make a choice! That Saturday night, Meg and a desperate and drunk Johhny deceide to escape from their dancing night. The only problem is, that Sam at that same time leaves the village to go to the big city and he pursues them. In this tragical night, two cars are racing on the freeway on their way to the level crossing and a frontal car accident... Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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Sneak peek to greatness
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The movie itself is pretty lightweight and a little dated. Could have easily been a Natalie Wood vehicle in the 50's, with Troy Donahue and John Saxon as the guys.

However, we do get a small taste of what Russell Crowe will be bringing to the screen. A nice mixture of emotional intensity and good looks and more than a little talent.

His current significant other, Danielle Spencer, is also very good. Very understated when she should be but quite hysterical, also when she should be.

Can't say there were any surprises. Plot is very basic. Boy and girl are happy together. He has a resentment of his father who died a hero. She is being kept under lock & key in some ways as well. Enter her ex-boyfriend. Throw in some car races, and like I said, where's Natalie?

I don't want to sound like its not enjoyable, but if it hadn't been for Russell, I might never have taken a look.


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