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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dato Bakhtadze ...
Ken Ho
Sean Cory ...
Motorcycle Cop
Lt. Dixon
Ime Etuk ...
Georgie (as Ime N. Etuk)
Officer Gomez (as Eddie Fernandez)
Store Owner


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Alto impacto  »

Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The lowest-grossing Best Picture Oscar winner since The Last Emperor (1987). See more »


The police cars have subtle difference from real LAPD patrol cars. The real cars will have "To Protect and to Serve" on the door, to the right of the City Seal. The cars used this film have "To Serve and Protect" and its writing is to the left of the city seal. See more »


[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 Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) See more »


Written by Mark Isham
Performed by Mark Isham
Published by Bob Yari Music, LLC/Spit Valve Music/Billabong Music (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

There is Good and Bad in All of Us
23 April 2005 | by (So Cal) – See all my reviews

There is good and bad in all of us. This movie explores this like no other. It will make you think about the nature of bigotry and stereotypes. The characters switch from heavy to hero in a way that is deeply moving and exhilarating. It is TV drama style writing where several different groups of characters and plots interweave (Paul Haggis) but with none of the limits of TV, it reminded me of "Hill Street Blues" which from me is a big compliment. I am a Don Cheadle fan and he captures the role. Sandra Bullock plays against character and pulls it off with ease. The most impressive performance to me was Ryan Phillippe's. Almost every nationality in LA was represented and they all were interesting and realistic. The ensemble cast and various plots blend together and keep your interest. Cast is great, music is haunting, writing is superb. Go see this movie.

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