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Crash -- 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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Director:
Writers:
J.G. Ballard (novel)
David Cronenberg (written by)
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Release Date:
21 March 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most controversial film you will ever see. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Freaky and worthwhile even if it sickens you See more (284 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Spader ... James Ballard

Holly Hunter ... Helen Remington

Elias Koteas ... Vaughan

Deborah Kara Unger ... Catherine Ballard

Rosanna Arquette ... Gabrielle

Peter MacNeill ... Colin Seagrave
Yolande Julian ... Airport Hooker
Cheryl Swarts ... Vera Seagrave

Judah Katz ... Salesman
Nicky Guadagni ... Tattooist
Ronn Sarosiak ... A.D.

Boyd Banks ... Grip

Markus Parilo ... Man in Hanger
Alice Poon ... Camera Girl

John Stoneham Jr. ... Trask
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Cronenberg ... Auto Wreck Salesman (voice) (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... Man in Tattoo Parlor (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
J.G. Ballard (novel "Crash")

David Cronenberg (written by)

Produced by
Chris Auty .... co-executive producer
David Cronenberg .... producer
Andras Hamori .... co-executive producer
Robert Lantos .... executive producer
Stéphane Reichel .... co-producer (as Stephane Reichel)
Marilyn Stonehouse .... co-producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Art Direction by
Tamara Deverell 
 
Set Decoration by
Elinor Rose Galbraith 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
 
Makeup Department
Mary-Lou Green-Benvenuti .... key hair stylist
Shonagh Jabour .... key makeup artist
Katherine James .... makeup artist (as Kathrine James)
Carol Marinoff .... assistant hair stylist
Frances Mathias .... hair stylist
Leslie Ann Sebert .... assistant makeup artist (as Leslie Sebert)
 
Production Management
Marilyn Stonehouse .... production manager
Sandra Tucker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cassandra Cronenberg .... trainee assistant director
Tom Quinn .... second assistant director
Michele Rakich .... third assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Bannister .... scenic artist (as S. John Bannister)
Gordon Becker .... carpenter
David Orin Charles .... set dresser
Joe Curtin .... construction coordinator
Nick Fischer .... on-set dresser
Danielle Fleury .... assistant set decorator
John Flynn .... stand-by painter
Ian Fraser .... head carpenter
Christopher Geggie .... property master
Arvinder Grewal .... third assistant art director
Jacqui Hemingway .... assistant head painter
John Keenan .... carpenter
Sabri Lariani .... assistant head carpenter
Melissa Morgan .... head painter
Peter P. Nicolakakos .... lead set dresser
Sheri O'Rourke .... assistant props
Denis Perrier .... assistant head carpenter
Andrew M. Stearn .... first assistant art director
Robert H. Steiner .... construction accountant (as Robert Steiner)
 
Sound Department
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor
Steph Carrier .... control room operator
Christian T. Cooke .... adr recordist
Chris Czopnik .... assistant sound effects editor
David Evans .... sound effects supervisor
James A. Gore .... foley assistant
Wayne Griffin .... supervising dialogue editor
Bill Hermans .... second engineer
Bradford L. Hohle .... consultant: Dolby
Joe Lafontaine .... assistant dialogue editor
John Laing .... dialogue editor
David Lee .... sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Dino Pigat .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Rankin .... control room operator
James Robb .... assistant dialogue editor
David Rose .... control room operator (as Dave Rose)
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor
John Douglas Smith .... sound effects editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Clive Turner .... assistant sound effects editor
Tony Van den Akker .... foley recordist
Randy Wilson .... control room operator
Ryan Fraser .... post-production engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects assistant
Stephan Dupuis .... special effects makeup
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator
Dennis Pawlik .... special effects assistant
Dawn Rivard .... special effects
Trevor Cripps .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave McGhie .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunt driver
Marco Bianco .... stunt driver
Phil Chiu .... stunt driver
Shelley Cook .... stunt driver
Tony Cordeiro .... stunt driver
Peter Ellery .... stunt driver
Ted Hanlan .... stunt coordinator
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt driver
D. McLean .... stunt driver
Rick Parker .... stunt driver
Branko Racki .... stunt driver
Bryan Renfro .... stunt driver
Paul Rutledge .... stunt driver
Peter Szkoda .... stunt driver
Tye Tyukodi .... stunt driver
Ron Vanhart .... stunt driver
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
John Stead .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Michael Anderson .... electrician
Allan Angus .... generator operator
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Russel Bowie .... second assistant camera
Alexander Cooper .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Sandy Cooper)
Candide Franklyn .... dolly grip
Michael Gibson .... still photographer
Neil Gover .... generator operator
Rich Green .... camera trainee
Joel Guthro .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Hall .... first assistant camera
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip (as Michael Kirilenko)
Steve Klys .... grip
Jim MacCammon .... electrician
Steven Morrisson .... best boy electric
Andrew W. Peart .... video playback operator
Jacqueline Pelle .... camera trainee
Peter Suschitzky .... camera operator
Samuel Turturici .... grip
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Ron Yolevsky .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bonniere .... wardrobe assistant/seamstress
Brenda Gilles .... costume supervisor
Ann Henshaw .... costume coordinator
Ann Henshaw .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kathleen Cummins .... editing intern
Kevin Downer .... post-production assistant
Samantha Dubiel .... post-production coordinator
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Tad Seaborn .... first assistant editor: avid
Peter Watson .... first assistant editor: film
Aaron Woodley .... editing intern
Bill Holley .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Holly Carroll .... music preparation
Robert Cotnoir .... music coordinator
Simon Franglen .... electronic music preparation
Gary Gray .... music scoring engineer
Tod Holcomb .... associate music editor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Peter Schenkman .... music contractor
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Ben Tucker .... second assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
John Cocks .... driver
Walter Di Bacco .... driver
Robert Geeves .... driver
Jazz Helie .... transportation coordinator
Tim Hilts .... driver captain
Bill Leeking .... picture car captain
Doug Perry .... driver
Brian M. Travers .... driver: set dressing department
Grant Volkers .... driver
Dean Wittaum .... head driver
Ted Nobles .... driver: transportation department (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mark Adams .... stand-in: Mr. Spader
Nicolette Beasley .... deliveries coordinator
Debra Beers .... location manager
Shelley A. Boylen .... pre-production coordinator
Francie Brown .... dialect coach
Tracey Dodokin .... assistant: Mr. Reichel
Leslie Druker .... script supervisor
Stephan Dupuis .... prosthetics designer
Prudence Emery .... publicist
Chris Gibson .... stand-in: Mr. Koteas
Joanne Jackson .... production accountant
Jamie Jones .... MotoCam operator
Beverley Kolbe .... location production assistant
Jeff Krebs .... technical consultant: avid (as Jeffrey Krebs)
Glace W. Lawrence .... line producer's intern
Mark Logan .... assistant location manager
Christine Manning .... stand-in: Ms. Unger
Ramona Ng .... assistant: Mr. Reichel
Susan Phillips .... production coordinator
Matthew Rawley .... assistant accountant (as Matthew J. Rawley)
Matthew Rawley .... post-production accountant (as Matthew J. Rawley)
Dawn Rivard .... shop coordinator
Linda Terrio .... stand-in: Ms. Hunter
Jeremy Thomas .... presenter
Phillip L. Tomalin Jr. .... assistant: Mr. Spader (as Phillip Tomalin)
Abigail Tucker .... assistant production coordinator
Sandra Tucker .... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Loretta Vanhart .... assistant accountant
Danny White .... technician
Andrea Wood .... business and legal affairs
G. Michael Currie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephan Mallmann .... business affairs: Recorded Picture Company (uncredited)
David Porter .... craft service (uncredited)
Judy Sharinger .... legal delivery supervisor (uncredited)
Ian Thompson .... production assistant (uncredited) (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for numerous explicit sex scenes
Runtime:
100 min | 90 min (R-rated version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Despite the film's hugely controversial subject matter and its subsequent banning from cinemas in the Westminster area of London the full NC-17 version was passed completely uncut by the BBFC.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Vaughan:Spit out your gum. I don't want it going up my urethra.
Airport Hooker:Yes, Daddy
[smiles]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Una de zombis (2003)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated cut and the NC-17 version of the movie?
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21 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Freaky and worthwhile even if it sickens you, 13 April 2006
Author: doran-5 from United States

James Spader seems to prefer roles in which his sexuality is dark or deviant (e.g. Secretary, a fine film). He and the gorgeous Deborah Kay Unger are a couple, although not monogamous. Through certain accidents they stumble across a cell of car crash fetishists. More stuff happens: I shouldn't get into it. This movie would have been more disturbing if it didn't have such a sense of humor. There is a nasty scene in which Spader is about to rub his willie against a long puckered vagina-like scar on the luscious Roseanna Arquette's leg. She wears an outfit that is a combination of leather bondage gear and handicapped leg braces. A truly weird flick, with good sex scenes but not for a first date unless the girl likes SM and looks at copies of that full-color British magazine featuring motorcycle racing showing the racers proudly displaying their often horrid scars and injuries. Yikes. Well, if you liked Secretary, and if you liked Cronenberg's other flicks and his orifice obsession and general grotesqueness, you'll like this. It has a similar tone vis-a-vis humor as Secretary and some of Videodrome. The title credits are exemplary and some of the shots are marvelous. The scene wherein the camera lovingly rolls over Spader's leg brace after his accident is stunning. I am happy to say that there is no amputation in this flick at least. That would have been too much.

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