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:
Tracy Cross
David Arnott ...
Chris Cross
John Cross
J.C. Quinn ...
Oakley (as Cathryn dePrume)
Nada Despotovich ...
Monica (as Anna Levine Thompson)
Christy Martin ...


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 <>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Criss Cross  »

Box Office


$3,052,738 (USA)

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(Continental Film Labs)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Eden House, featured in the movie, is a real hotel, and is the oldest hotel in Key West. Built in 1924 as the Gibson Hotel, it was purchased in 1975 by titular owner, Mike Eden. According to Mr. Eden, on the hotel's web site; "The movie Criss Cross starring Goldie Hawn was filmed at the Eden House for five months over the summer of 1990. Scott Summers wrote the short story Criss Cross while staying at the Eden House in early 1976." The Eden House is still in business and has been totally renovated since the movie. See more »


A shot of a boatyard shows several 1980s outboard motors. See more »


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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References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »


Written by Peter Green
Performed by Fleetwood Mac
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A good, overlooked film
27 September 1999 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how Goldie Hawn is almost always overlooked when she tries to play it serious, even when she's good. A perfect example of this is 1991's "Crisscross," dealing with the special relationship between a young single mother and her twelve-year old son.

Set in Key West, Florida, just prior to the first moon landing, the film is loaded with atmosphere, and the Key West scenes are beautiful (Amazing how the only film that ever shows how it can be during the hurricane season was the Paul Hogan/Elijah Wood "Flipper." But I digress.). Best of all, though, are Hawn and young David Arnott, as mother and son, both giving understated, believable performances. Young Arnott, especially, should have had a major career ahead of him. As it was, this was his only film role. Does anyone know what became of him?

The supporting actors are good, as well, particularly Arliss Howard as the writer Hawn falls in love with, and the actors, whose names escape me, playing the characters of Emmett, Bugs, and Termina.

This film is a true hidden treasure. Watch it, and you have a real treat in store.

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