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CrissCross (1992)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 May 1992 (USA)
A 12-year-old boy comes of age in 1969 Key West against the backdrop of the Apollo moon landing, when he begins to sell cocaine so his mother can stop stripping.

Director:

Chris Menges

Writers:

Scott Sommer (novel), Scott Sommer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Tracy Cross
Arliss Howard ... Joe
James Gammon ... Emmett
David Arnott ... Chris Cross
Keith Carradine ... John Cross
J.C. Quinn ... Jetty
Steve Buscemi ... Louis
Paul Calderon ... Blacky
Cathryn de Prume ... Oakley (as Cathryn dePrume)
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Kelly
David Anthony Marshall ... Blondie
Deirdre O'Connell ... Shelly
Anna Levine ... Monica (as Anna Levine Thompson)
Neil Giuntoli ... Snyder
Christy Martin Christy Martin ... Termina
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Storyline

Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criss Cross See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,041,264, 10 May 1992

Gross USA:

$3,052,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,052,738
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Continental Film Labs)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It is said this rare dramatic portrayal by Goldie Hawn is in part because this was a "passion project" for her; she is also the uncredited Executive Producer. See more »

Goofs

On a still July day, the voice of a Common Loon on its Minnesota lake is heard way down in Florida. See more »

Quotes

Chris Cross: How come you don't got somebody? Aren't you lonely?
Emmett: Yeah, sure. The only thing worse than being lonely with yourself is to be lonely with someone.
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Connections

References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Mustang Sally
Written by Mack Rice (uncredited)
Performed by Wilson Pickett
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Delicate, evocative, and full of quiet contemplation...
21 October 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Young boy in the Florida Keys in late 1969 keeps tabs on his exotic dancer mom while mourning their separation from his Vietnam-scarred father. A curious choice for star Goldie Hawn, who must've seen this as an opportunity to stretch a little bit without verging too far from her proved persona; newcomer David Arnott is well-cast as Hawn's son and has an amazingly deep voice, a forthright manner and an easy gait (he's really the star who is born here). The script, which is likably littered with beach bums and hotel-residing characters, isn't particularly pointed, nor does it leave us with much at the end, but Chris Menges' direction pulls every ounce of beauty from it. When Goldie's car breaks down, it's on a concrete bridge overlooking a melancholy stretch of ocean; when Hawn and sports-writer Arliss Howard have a heart-to-heart, it's on the beach during a brilliant red sunset. This great-looking picture is a real beauty, although it is lackadaisically paced, extremely low-keyed and takes a while to expose its heart and reach its audience. *** from ****


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