After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

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Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former TV scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses. Ultimately, the scientist craves a suicidal union of blood, semen, and engine coolant, a union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed. Written by Matt A. Knapp <mak8@le.ac.uk>

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Love in the dying moments of the twentieth century. See more »

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Rated NC-17 for numerous explicit sex scenes | See all certifications »

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21 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Crash: Extraños placeres  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 1,372,969,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)

Gross:

$3,168,660 (USA) (18 April 1997)
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Director David Cronenberg claimed that the entire film was shot within a half hour of his house in Toronto, Canada. See more »

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After Vaughan repeatedly crashes the left front bumper of his Lincoln into a junker James Ballard is sitting in, causing major damage to the bumper and the lights, Vaughan is soon shown driving on the highway with no damage to the bumper and both left lights operational. See more »

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James Ballard: Katherine, are you all right?
Catherine Ballard: James. I don't know.
James Ballard: Are you Hurt?
Catherine Ballard: I think I'm all right...
[James starts groping and kissing his wife]
Catherine Ballard: ... I think I'm all right.
James Ballard: Maybe the next time, darling. Maybe the next time.
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Get lost!
12 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

You gonna tell me that I understand nothing about movies, since Crash has won an award at Cannes but this movie should be condemned in my opinion.

The plot is : getting excited because of car incident. What the hell is that?

An excuse for some Sex scenes in the movie, often non-sense and questionable scenes. Although those are probably the best in the flick. Note that if you want to see some hot scenes you should watch "specualized movies" not this.

Add to this an ultra stressful music in the background, dark ambient and a relative slowness of the movie and you get somthing useless and boring.

I heard that Cronenberg had planned to realise this movie earlier than 1996 but this wasn't possible at that time. Unfortunately he magaged to do it later.

BiggBoss


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