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Crash (I) (2004)

 -  Drama  -  6 May 2005 (USA)
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Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

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Ken Ho
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Motorcycle Cop
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Fred
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Ria
Ime Etuk ...
Georgie (as Ime N. Etuk)
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Officer Gomez (as Eddie Fernandez)
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Howard Fong ...
Store Owner
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Storyline

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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Moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other. See more »

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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$95,541 (Hong Kong) (23 June 2006)

Gross:

$230,508 (Hong Kong) (7 July 2006)
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Trivia

The Cabot house is actually director Paul Haggis's own house. See more »

Goofs

When Cameron pulls over to the street corner to let Anthony out of the car (after their run-in with the police,) you can see Anthony's legs getting out of the car. Then they are back in the car talking and only then does Anthony get out. 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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Crazy Credits

Producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of The Culbert Family; Members of the Actors Gym, Hollywood, California. See more »


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El llamar de pasion
Performed by Shani Rigsbee (as Shani)
Written by Shani Rigsbee, Elmer Cortez
Published by Cherokee Charm Music (ASCAP) / IRS Music / Warner / Chappell (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Ark 21 Records/Cherokee Music Group
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here's your yearly dose of tripe, lap it up
24 January 2007 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is bad on so many levels, it's hard to know where to begin and could never all be covered in one review. Never mind the fact that only an amateur audience mistakes forced melodrama and abundant clichés for award winning acting, writing, or directing for now.

This movie proposes that everyone acts and reacts to everyone according to race. It pushes and stomps the idea that white people are always rich, racist, and afraid of other races. And a few non-whites aren't always perfect. If there was such a thing as politically correct police in the world, this would be the movie people would be forced to watch in prison.

Movies that do peoples thinking for them sure get old. And this kind of movie doesn't unite anyone. It sparks issues that people who know how to speak for themselves and have their own brain, have already gotten past.

Whatever tired p.c. ideological point this garbage tries to make, it's been done to death. This bludgeons the dead horse, mutilates the carcass, then spoon feeds the rest of it down the throat of anyone who happened to watch.


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