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Crash (2004)

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Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 105 nominations. See more awards »

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Officer Gomez (as Eddie Fernandez)
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Howard Fong ...
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Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn't support their black background enough, especially in light of an incident with the racist white cop; partnered police detectives and sometimes lovers, one Hispanic female ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,107,071 (USA) (6 May 2005)

Gross:

$54,557,348 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Trivia

The script was written in 2001. See more »

Goofs

When Cameron is sitting alone in his car, just before he's approached by Peter and Anthony, a crew member in a baseball cap is visible in the car window as the camera approaches the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Graham: It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.48 (2010) See more »

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Whiskey Town
Written and Performed by Moot Davis
Published by Highway Kind Music (ASCAP)
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13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a thought-provoking movie about racism that challenges your assumptions about yourself, DON'T SEE CRASH! American History X, Do The Right Thing, In The Heat Of The Night -- these are 3 movies I can think of just off the top of my head that perform this task way better than Crash does. Rent them instead! They make Crash look like the messy wreck it is. I can't even begin to enumerate the clichés in this movie. So many other authors in this forum have done a sufficient job. I'm just adding this comment so that I can up the number of "Hated It" comments. My hope is that anyone who goes by IMDb reviews in their decision to view movies, will see how many people disliked the film (in addition to the puzzling number who liked it) and think twice before wasting their time with Crash. My husband and I sat down in our home to watch this movie and he walked away 10 minutes after the movie started, disgusted by its pretentiousness and poor writing. I kept watching it because I'm a teacher and wanted to be able to discuss the film with my students in the broader context of how pop culture deals with racism. I ended up having to force myself to finish it. My only consolation is that now I can better advise my students that there are way better films out there to watch than this derivative piece of drivel.


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