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The Crossing Guard (1995)

 -  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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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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$832,910 (USA)
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According to editor Jay Cassidy, Sean Penn allowed Jack Nicholson to make editing choices for two weeks without Penn's involvement, trusting Nicholson's eye for filmmaking, being a director himself. See more »

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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 »

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John Booth: Would you maybe, ya know, would you take a couple days, and maybe think about not taking my life?
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Now I know why I Never heard of this movie
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

with such a good cast, I was shocked I had not heard of this movie. But after watching it, now I understand. It was a pretty good idea for a movie, but not executed very well. I just felt like Sean Penn had all these great ideas and grand schemes for an intense movie. But instead of focusing in on one solid motif, he threw too many concepts and character issues into the mix. The entire stripper / sexual sub plot with Jack could have been completely left out. There was not a lot of depth behind the acting, it was just kinda there.

Like I mentioned, the plot line kinda skated on the surface of being deep. Nothing about the movie really touched me. Especially considering I lost a family member in a similar way, I thought I would be crying my heart out. But honestly I found it barely entertaining. But if nothing is on TV and the internet isn't working, I suggest watching it.


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