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CrissCross (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  8 May 1992 (USA)
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Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tracy Cross
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Joe
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David Arnott ...
Chris Cross
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John Cross
J.C. Quinn ...
Jetty
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Louis
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Blacky
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Oakley (as Cathryn dePrume)
Nada Despotovich ...
Kelly
David Anthony Marshall ...
Blondie
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Shelly
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Monica (as Anna Levine Thompson)
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Snyder
Christy Martin ...
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Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality | See all certifications »
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8 May 1992 (USA)  »

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$3,052,738 (USA)
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A shot of a boatyard shows several 1980s outboard motors. See more »

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Chris Cross: How come you don't got somebody? Aren't you lonely?
Emmett: Yeah, sure. The only thing worse than being lonely with yourself is to be lonely with someone.
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Delicate, evocative, and full of quiet contemplation...
21 October 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Young boy in the Florida Keys in late 1969 keeps tabs on his exotic dancer mom while mourning their separation from his Vietnam-scarred father. A curious choice for star Goldie Hawn, who must've seen this as an opportunity to stretch a little bit without verging too far from her proved persona; newcomer David Arnott is well-cast as Hawn's son and has an amazingly deep voice, a forthright manner and an easy gait (he's really the star who is born here). The script, which is likably littered with beach bums and hotel-residing characters, isn't particularly pointed, nor does it leave us with much at the end, but Chris Menges' direction pulls every ounce of beauty from it. When Goldie's car breaks down, it's on a concrete bridge overlooking a melancholy stretch of ocean; when Hawn and sports-writer Arliss Howard have a heart-to-heart, it's on the beach during a brilliant red sunset. This great-looking picture is a real beauty, although it is lackadaisically paced, extremely low-keyed and takes a while to expose its heart and reach its audience. *** from ****


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