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The Crossing Guard (1995)

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

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$832,910 (USA)
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The movie concludes with a dedication to "My friend, Charles Bukowski. I miss you, S.P." Sean Penn was a close friend of the writer and poet. See more »

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Peter's hair position changes when he says the famous line, "Did you get butt-fuc**d in prison?" and after John replies "It only hurts the first time". 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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what an awful movie
8 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge Jack Nicholson fan, as a lot of people are. I saw this movie on the shelf with some older movies and decided to rent it. My expectations for anything that Jack Nicholson is in are pretty high. About 45 minutes into the movie, all expectations were dashed with no hope of getting any better. First, Sean Penn tries to pack as many bare chested ladies into the story as possible with little bearing on the story line. Robin Wright's performance is possibly the most over-dramatized role I have ever seen. Who believed that she fell so hard for an ex-convict in one night? The story was so melodramatic that I rolled my eyes more than once. Not even the great Jack Nicholson could save this movie as his role was overplayed and far, far below his standards. But you have to give Sean Penn credit for the ending. Of the dozens of choices he had for closing this film, he did pick the very worst one.


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