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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 September 1992 (USA)
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The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

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Tim Reese
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Carol Brockton
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Kate Golden
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Manny Goldfarb
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Mitchell
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Lou Morgan
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Rinny
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Baldy
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Smiling Jack
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Monica
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Ricky Toller
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An off-screen narrator, Mort Golden, takes us back to winter around 1975, the year he was 21. He and his two buddies, Tim and Danny, have a fateful trip over the bridge from Detroit into Canada. The three of them are going nowhere in life, although Mort has thoughts of being a writer, while his mom wants him to go to college. He and his pals contemplate making a quick fortune transporting drugs over the border in their beat-up Buick, "the war wagon." Mort's also hopelessly in love with a girl he dated briefly a couple years before. With border inspectors, Tim's temper, and Danny's bottled up emotions, is there any way this can end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every day you make a million decisions. But it only takes one to change your life. Forever . . . See more »

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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The movie is set in the early- to mid-1970s. When the guys went to visit Windsor, Ontario, they stop at a Petro Canada Service station. Petro Canada did not exist until the late-'70s. See more »

Quotes

Tim: If your brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to blow your ass.
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Love Song
Written by Lesley Duncan
Performed by Elton John
Published by Blue Seas Music Inc./JAC Music Co. Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products
A Division of Polygram Group Distribution Inc.
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One of the Best Period Pieces Around
9 May 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

1970's Michigan- Mike Binder's "Crossing the Bridge" is such an effective encapsulation of that time and place that you might have to check the credits to make sure this movie wasn't made in 1975. This film was among my favorites as a teenager and has a tone that's somewhere in between All the Right Moves and the string of Coppola/SE Hinton films of the early 80's. Stephen Baldwin (in his best performance), Josh Charles, and Jason Gedrick, are three suburban Detroit buddies two years removed from high school. The dynamic and dialogue between the three actors superceeds the plot, none of which I will give away here. All in all, this is a great movie with an intangible quality that cements it the category of my all time favorites. Definately one to check out.


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