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The Crossing Guard (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 November 1995 (USA)
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Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.

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Freddy Gale
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Mary
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Jojo
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Helen Booth
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Stuart Booth
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Verna
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Roger
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Tanya
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Sunny Ventura (as Richard Sarafian)
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After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other. Written by Anthony

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Some lives cross, others collide.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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16 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Acerto Final  »

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$832,910 (USA)
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Jack Nicholson was generally felt to be too old for his character. See more »

Goofs

When JoJo is dancing in front of John to Salt n Pepa's "Whatta Man", John gets up and stops the tape player. A minute later, he presses play on the tape player again, and the song comes in, however it is almost 4 bars rewound, and plays the same lyrics over again that has already been played, though no one rewound the tape. See more »

Quotes

[after being released from prison]
John Booth: I think freedom's overrated. What you're talking about. You know, if there isn't something bigger than, uh, than freedom, then freedom is just entertainment.
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Unspoken
Written and Performed by David Baerwald
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Not every movie needs to explode on screen.
7 April 2004 | by (Marina Del Rey) – See all my reviews

Those posters who yearn for action, action, and yet more action should rate the movies they are most fond of and leave those with depth and feeling the hell alone. Guys you are about as deep as a puddle in the street.

Sean Penn did an incredible writing and directing job. He assembled an all-star cast and directed them with such skill that no one performance overshadows another, yet all of them are powerful and provocative. It's really great to see David Morse in yet another fine performance. This guy is totally under-rated. Jack Nicholson is, as always, at his finest. Anjelica Huston turns in another powerful performance. It was also good to see Priscilla Barnes after many long years doing a credible, no excellent, portrayal of the "bad girl" with a soul.

If you want to see a film that actually has some depth see this one.


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