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Wayne Kramer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 February 2009 (Bahrain) See more »
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Tagline:
Every day thousands of people illegally cross our borders... only one thing stands in their way. America.
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Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Harrison Ford ... Max Brogan

Ray Liotta ... Cole Frankel

Ashley Judd ... Denise Frankel

Jim Sturgess ... Gavin Kossef

Cliff Curtis ... Hamid Baraheri

Alice Braga ... Mireya Sanchez

Alice Eve ... Claire Sheperd

Summer Bishil ... Taslima Jahangir

Jacqueline Obradors ... Special Agent Phadkar

Justin Chon ... Yong Kim

Melody Zara ... Zahra Baraheri (as Melody Khazae)

Merik Tadros ... Farid Baraheri

Marshall Manesh ... Sanjar Baraheri

Nina Nayebi ... Minoo Baraheri
Naila Azad ... Rokeya Jahangir

Shelley Malil ... Munshi Jahangir

Jamen Nanthakumar ... Abul Jahangir
Jaysha Patel ... Jahanara Jahangir

Leonardo Nam ... Kwan

Tim Chiou ... Steve

West Liang ... Mark

Johnny Young ... Justin

Lizzy Caplan ... Marla
Ogechi Egonu ... Alike

Aramis Knight ... Juan Sanchez

Chil Kong ... Chin Kim

Mahershala Ali ... Detective Strickland (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)

Bailey Chase ... Border Patrol Agent

Sarah Shahi ... Pooneh Baraheri

Sung Hi Lee ... Min Kim
Andy Kang ... Seung Kim
Roger Marks ... Rabbi Yoffie

Terence Bernie Hines ... Immigration Adjudicator

Josh Gad ... Howie

Maree Cheatham ... Judge Freeman
Esther Paik ... Liquor Store Owner's Wife

Greg Joung Paik ... Liquor Store Owner

Rey Valentin ... Javier Pedraza (as Reynaldo Valentin)

Michael Cudlitz ... San Pedro ICE Processing Agent
Juan Garcia ... Special Agent Howell

Christopher Murray ... Special Agent Ludwig

Julia Vera ... Juan's Grandmother

Joaquín Garrido ... Juan's Grandfather

Deborah Puette ... Mrs. Benedict

Yvette Cruise ... Hispanic Woman

Ryan Gesell ... ICE Agent #1

Jamison Haase ... Police Officer in Liquor Store

Kevin Sizemore ... Agent Sterns

Yuriana Kim ... Middle-Aged Woman in Liquor Store

Jack Conley ... OIG Agent Poulson

John Lafayette ... OIG Agent Womack

Fia Perera ... Female Detention Officer #1 (as Fia Pergera)

Lavetta Cannon ... Female Detention Officer #2

Judith Moreland ... USCIS Worker

Tammin Sursok ... Rosalyn

Don Scribner ... Bartender

Kevin Alejandro ... Gutierrez
Kacem Benyoucef ... Imam
Phil Perry ... Himself

Marque Richardson ... Disparaging Teen #1

Chioke Dmachi ... Disparaging Teen #2

Michael Esparza ... Student #1
Daniella Garcia ... Student #2 (as Daniella De Rosa)

Chrissie Fit ... Student #3
Aaron Todd Kessee ... Student #4

Kenny Copeland Jr. ... Marcus

Bob Rumnock ... Human Resource Manager

Mona Weiss ... Student #6

Claudia Salinas ... Mireya Look-Alike

Misha Huang ... Soo Kim

David Guzzone ... ICE Agent #2

Alma Martinez ... Mexican Woman (Dress Factory)

Gigi Rice ... Hooker

Tim Coyne ... Regular #3
Nancy Chidi ... Dayo

George F. Watson ... ICE Agent Watson (as George Fitch Watson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Kemper Armani ... Disparaging Teen #3 (uncredited)
Tommy Gerrits ... Boy Singing in a Choir (uncredited)

J.P. Gillain ... HBO Executive (uncredited)

Elaine Kagan ... Rochelle Kaplan (uncredited)
Latasha Lewis ... Inmate Guard (uncredited)
Piya Pinvatana ... Sweat Shop Girl (uncredited)
Argenis Pirela ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Greg Wendell Reid ... Border Patrol Agent (uncredited)

Javier Rivas ... Legal Attorney (uncredited)

Kate Scott ... Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited)
Eric Shackelford ... Immigrant (uncredited)

Jessica Tuck ... Elaine (uncredited)

Molly Weiner ... Prostitute (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wayne Kramer 
 
Writing credits
Wayne Kramer (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Beugg .... executive producer
Wayne Kramer .... producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Patrick McIntire .... consulting producer
Gregg Taylor .... co-producer
Omar Veytia .... line producer: Mexico
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Whitaker (director of photography) (as James Whitaker)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Toby Corbett 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton 
 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
 
Makeup Department
Tammy Ashmore .... makeup artist
Cynthia Barr .... key makeup artist (as Cynthia Barr-Bright)
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
John E. Jackson .... makeup department head (as John Jackson)
Marie Larkin .... key hair stylist
Richard De Alba .... hair stylist daily (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ruth Hasty .... post-production supervisor
Patty Long .... production supervisor: additional photography
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post-production
Samson Mucke .... production supervisor
Carey Len Smith .... post-production executive
Diana Tauder .... post-production supervisor
Omar Veytia .... production manager: Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Mantia .... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director: additional photography
Marisol 'Ari' Oyola .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master
Doug Anderson .... lead plasterer
Bryan Belair .... construction coordinator
Todd Ellis .... property master
Allison Gross .... assistant property master
Gary Isbell .... lead man
Tim Jackson .... general foreman
Wayne Kramer .... storyboard artist
John Risso .... paint supervisor
Lisa Robinson .... buyer
Michele Tedlis .... art department coordinator
Joe Viau .... gang boss
Jack White .... food stylist
Bree Yenalavitch .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Mike Anderson .... cable person
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Brian Calhoon .... adr recordist
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue editor
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Allen Hartz .... adr edit: dialogue supervisor
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Rick Hromadka .... sound editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Orloff .... sound mixer
Fred Paragano .... adr mixer
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-record engineer
Derek Pippert .... foley editor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Debby VanPoucke .... sound effects editor
David Werntz .... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clarke .... special effects technician
Chris Cline .... remote control vehicle technician
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Anthony Lee Henderson .... visual rain effects
Philip Henderson .... visual rain effects
Steve Newquist .... special effects
Koji Ohmura .... lab technician
Bob Turk .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Casey Allen .... senior flame artist
Adam Avitabile .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Christian Cardona .... digital effects artist
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Trent Claus .... flame artist
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: main title: PIC
David Colclasure .... digital artist
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Efilm
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer: LOOK Effects
Chris Ingersoll .... flame artist
Christopher Ivins .... compositor (LOOK! Effects)
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: lola visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Clark Parkhurst .... flame artist
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
Michael Ross-Lang .... digital compositor
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor
Chad Schott .... digital compositor: LOOK Effects
Martha Soehendra .... digital compositor
Andranik Taranyan .... compositor
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects
Ryan Zuttermeister .... associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Mitch Paulson .... second digital colorist: EFILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ted Barba .... stunts
Kelly Bellini .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Annie Chasse .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Thomas Dewier .... stunt driver
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt double: cliff curtis
Richard Epper .... utility stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunt driver
Brian Machleit .... stunt double
Alex Madison .... utility stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunt double: Sean Penn
Simon Rhee .... stunt double
Crystal Santos .... stunts
Sabine Varnes .... stunt performer
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt safety: re-shoots
Thom Williams .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bratlien .... set lighting technician
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Mitch Byerly .... best boy rigging electric
Andrew Clarke .... rigging electrician
Clayton Daily .... film loader: second unit
Manash Das .... camera loader: additional photography
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... key rigging grip
Scott Dropkin .... remote camera technician: sparrow head
Louie Escobar .... rigging grip
Oscar Gomez .... best boy rigging grip
Kurt Grossi .... key grip
Randy Haynie .... rigging grip
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Michael Paul Jones .... additional assistant camera
Patrick Meade Jones .... camera intern
Glenn Kaplan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Matt Kennedy .... second assistant camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... key dolly grip
Carrie Lazar .... camera loader
Patrick Lennon .... gaffer
Nick Liampetchakul .... rigging grip
Robert Lowe .... daily electrician
Dwayne McClintock .... camera operator: SpaceCam, additional photography
Chris McNellis .... best boy grip
Josh Medak .... camera operator
Josh Medak .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Mele .... rigging electrician
John O'Shaughnessy .... additional camera operator
Earl Perque .... best boy grip: additional photography
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian T. Pitts .... camera operator
Norbert F. Quiban .... rigging electrician
Nicolas Restrepo .... first assistant camera
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Roberto Schein .... lighting balloon technician
Conrad Sigurdson .... best boy electric
Greg Wilson .... grip
Steve Wolfe .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Lucy Bevan .... casting: UK
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting
Rhiannon Wescott .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fahima Atrouni .... tailor
John Yehia Atrouni .... tailor
Emilia Corbin .... production assistant: costume department
Megan Stark Evans .... costume department intern
Amy Haffner .... costumer
Lori Harris .... costumer
Sabine Huber .... costumer
Anthony J. Scarano .... costume supervisor
Tony Velasco .... costumer
Tyra Youland .... costume ager/dyer
 
Editorial Department
Christopher S. Baird .... additional editor
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Brad Besser .... post-production assistant
Pete Conlin .... post production
Scott Fox .... colorist
Michael Hatzer .... digital intermediate colorist: Efilm
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Marc Lulkin .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Sarah C. Reeves .... editorial production assistant
Amber Taylor .... Account Manager (The Post Group )
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor (temp score)
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
John Fee .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Mark Isham .... musician: piano
Philip Klein .... music preparation
Rachel Levy .... executive in charge of music: The Weinstein Company
Cindy O'Connor .... composer: additional music
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes .... music engineer
Brian Ross .... music supervisor
Dennis S. Sands .... music mixer
Carl Sealove .... music editor
L. Jimmy Sneed .... musician: guitar (as L.J. Sneed)
Clifford J. Tasner .... orchestrator
Robin Urdang .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Mike Belt .... mechanic
Alex E. Burns .... transportation
Neil Chisholm .... driver: production van
Michael Connor .... transportation co-captain
Mark Dobkousky .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes .... driver
Philip Henderson .... watertruck driver
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Jay Krueger .... driver
Marty Osborne .... picture vehicle coordinator
John Pellegrino .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Michael J. Riegle .... driver
Chris Stephens .... transportation
 
Other crew
Rio Ahn .... stand-in
Jorge Luis Alvarez .... key assistant location manager
Prarthna Arias .... video playback services
Julie Bernards .... payroll accountant
Lindsay Brayden .... stand-in
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... animal trainer
Ugochi Ajawara V. Egonu .... stand-in
Oscar Eufracio .... craft service
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Neil Gabrielson .... assistant location manager
Evan Golden .... assistant: Gregg Taylor
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Ali Griffith .... production assistant
Trent Hara .... assistant production coordinator
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Elizabeth Himelstein .... on-set dialect coach
Tom Holzhauer .... production assistant
Meredith Humbracht .... production coordinator
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Kevin Jeffery .... technical advisor
Timothy Judd .... stand-in
Zoa Keith .... office clerk
Albertina Kelley .... accounting clerk
Jina Kim .... production secretary
Grant Kirkpatrick .... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... rights and clearances
Eloy Lara .... key set medic
Lock Lee .... stand-in (as Luoc Lee)
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Steve Martin .... rigging medic
Shauna McCoy .... stand-in (uncredited)
Anna Metcalf .... assistant accountant
Christopher Miller .... location manager
Dan Milner .... key assistant location manager
Peggy Mulloy .... unit publicist
Rusty Nye .... assistant: cast
Joshua Parker .... additional set production assistant
JD Piché .... production assistant
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... construction medic
Sara Nicole Powell .... production secretary
Gabriel Pérez .... location manager
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Frank Marshall (as Mary Radford)
Anna Ramey .... production assistant
Brennan Reynolds .... production assistant
Will Sandoval .... production assistant
Mike Schneider .... assistant: Gregg Taylor
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot: additional photography
Aaron Skinner .... stand-in
Gianna Sobol .... assistant: Wayne Kramer
Derek Spooner .... assistant to cast
Anthony Steinhart .... set production assistant
Scott L. Treger .... stand-in: Harrison Ford
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Omar Andre Veytia .... production assistant
Whitney J. Willard .... production accountant
Nicole Willared .... product placement
Joseph Zarske .... production assistant (as Joseph A. Zarske)
Dennis Garr .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Meghan Traughber .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
113 min | USA:140 min (original version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 (f) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (video rating) | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #44822)

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Trivia:
Director Wayne Kramer's original cut was 140 minutes long, but despite having the right to final cut, this film's producer agreed to be involved in editing the film down to two hours when Harvey Weinstein allegedly threatened to release the film straight to DVD, and bypass theatrical altogether (Kramer had nothing to do with the re-editing).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Harrison Ford's character, who is supposed to be an experienced Border Patrol agent, tries to dial the phone number in Tijuana, Mexico, you can see that he dials 1661 and the rest of the number as if dialing within the US. An experienced agent should know that it's an international number and one must dial 011 followed by the country code and the number. In this case he should have dialed 01152661 and the rest of the number.See more »
Quotes:
[in order to convince the immigration adjudicator that he is entitled to receive Green Card, Gavin is requested to demonstrate his familiarity with the Jewish religion by reciting "Kaddish" prayer - a Jewish prayer, most of it Aramic. Since the atheist Gavin has little knowledge of Jewish religion, he recites instead a mishmash of prayers, blessings, hymns and non-religious songs in Hebrew]
Gavin Kossef:Baruch ata, Adonay, melech haolam...
[= Blessed are you, Lord, King of the universe]
Gavin Kossef:Hevenu shalom alechem...
[= We brought you peace]
Gavin Kossef:Bore pri hagafen...
[= Who creates the fruit of the vine]
Gavin Kossef:Vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel shabat...
[= And commanded us to light a candle of Sabbath]
Gavin Kossef:Melech haolam...
[...]
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FAQ

Is this movie based on "Crossing Over" by John Edward?
Is "Crossing Over" based on a book?
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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Captivating drama, 7 August 2009
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This film looks at the experiences of five individuals, who crosses path with an Immigration officer.

"Crossing Over" is more than I expected. It tells so many forgotten stories that are worthy of mention, because of their desire to strive for a better life. This type of film is always in danger of stereotyping or misrepresenting minority groups in a negative way, but in "Crossing Over" there is no such problems as the characters are skilfully presented. I particularly like the imagery of motorway junctions shown several times in this film. It parallels the characters in the film, making decisions to turn one way or another, and the amount of traffic that passes through borders.

It also brings out many points for discussion. What would you sacrifice to become an American citizen? What choices would you make, no matter how hard and painful they are, to make a dream come true?

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