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Changing Lanes (2002)

The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

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Mrs. Delano
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Walter Arnell
Akil Walker ...
Stephen Gipson
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Danny Gipson
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Ellen
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Mina Dunne (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)
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Judge Frances Abarbanel
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Terry Kaufman
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Storyline

An attorney in a rush to make a court appointment to file legal papers involving a multi-million dollar trust accidentally collides with an alcoholic insurance salesman, who also is a rush for a court appointment involving the custody of his children. The attorney leaves the scene of the accident and strands the salesman, causing him to miss his custody hearing. During the process of the post-crash discussion, the attorney accidentally drops the papers he needs to present in court. The judge gives him until the end of the day to present the papers and thus begins a cat and mouse game between the proponents. A few questionable actions later on both parties' part, they finally start questioning their actions and their lives. In the end, both come to new understanding of what is important and appear to be set in new ethical and moral directions. Contains mild violence and profanity. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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An ambitious lawyer, a desperate father, they had no reason to meet, until today, See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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12 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuera de control  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,128,062 (USA) (14 April 2002)

Gross:

$66,818,548 (USA)
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Trivia

It was Samuel L. Jackson's choice for his character to wear a purple hat. Jackson's characters often feature the color purple: Mr. Glass wears purple clothing in Unbreakable (2000), and Mace Windu has a purple light saber in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). See more »

Goofs

The candidate that Banek interviews is still in the building long after Banek had set off the sprinkler system. He is wearing the same suit, which should have been soaked from the water. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doyle Gipson: Think I'll make this the boys' room.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the staff and Militia Force members and veterans at the Marcy Avenue Armory, Brooklyn, New York. See more »

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References Queer as Folk (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting in Vain
(1977)
by Bob Marley
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd. / Arista Records, Inc.
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A commercial film that's actually subtle
15 April 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

I imagined this was going to be one film from the previews I'd seen, but in reality it turned out to be another - a far more subtle experience than I had expected. A lot of the people in the packed theatre where I saw it apparently expected that other film too; they seemed disappointed when they'd left - they'd probably been expecting yer basic escalating violence, with us cheering for Jackson as the good guy and Affleck as the bad. Not a black and white movie (no pun intended), more of a karma sort of thing, with the two main characters learning from each other in ways they never realized they would (or needed to). And heavy-handedness is nowhere to be seen. Kudos for that alone.


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