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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

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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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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$243,695, 13 September 1992, Limited Release

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$479,676
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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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Referenced in The Ben Stiller Show: With Rob Morrow (1992) See more »

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From the Beginning
Written by Greg Lake
Performed by Emerson Lake and Palmer (as Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Published by Leadchoice Ltd.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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26 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is pretty cool. I rented it because it's the only movie filmed in Winsdor, Ontario. Winsdor happens to be a favorite road trip destination of mine, and I even smuggled a little Canadian beer and some cubans back with me so this movie reminds me of me and my two friends. The acting is good enough, and I didn't think of Jason Gedrick's role in Heavenly Kid until the credits role. This movie really speaks to me, it's characters are a few years removed from high school, their hobbies are fighting and drinking beer and there's this nostalgia thing throughout. I give it 9 out of ten now. Maybe in 10 years that will change.


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