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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

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The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

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Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Charles ... Mort Golden
Jason Gedrick ... Tim Reese
Stephen Baldwin ... Danny Morgan
Cheryl Pollak ... Carol Brockton
Rita Taggart ... Kate Golden
Hy Anzell ... Manny Goldfarb
Richard Edson ... Mitchell
Ken Jenkins ... Lou Morgan
Abraham Benrubi ... Rinny
David Schwimmer ... John Anderson
Bob Nickman Bob Nickman ... Baldy
James Krag James Krag ... Smiling Jack
Rana Haugen Rana Haugen ... Monica
Jeffrey Tambor ... Uncle Alby
Todd Tidgewell Todd Tidgewell ... Ricky Toller
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Storyline

An off-screen narrator, Mort Golden, takes us back to winter around 1975, the year he was 21. He and his two buddies, Tim and Danny, have a fateful trip over the bridge from Detroit into Canada. The three of them are going nowhere in life, although Mort has thoughts of being a writer, while his mom wants him to go to college. He and his pals contemplate making a quick fortune transporting drugs over the border in their beat-up Buick, "the war wagon." Mort's also hopelessly in love with a girl he dated briefly a couple years before. With border inspectors, Tim's temper, and Danny's bottled up emotions, is there any way this can end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a trip . . . See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und sie spielten mit dem Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,695, 13 September 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$479,676
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Disney got the film, they told Mike Binder that he was able to secure the best talent available for the film which included the Costume Designer, Director of Photography and Music Supervisor, etc. much to Binder's surprise. See more »

Goofs

The Renaissance Centre (built in 1977) is visible, years before it was built. See more »

Quotes

Tim: If your brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to blow your ass.
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Connections

Referenced in The Ben Stiller Show: With Rob Morrow (1992) See more »

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These Days
Written by Jackson Browne
Performed by Jackson Browne
Published by Swallow Turn Music
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I love this movie
17 March 2004 | by Charles_BronsonSee all my reviews

I learned of the great movie that was Crossing the Bridge around 2002. It is one of those good movies that are rarely ever aired on TV. Josh Charles, Jason Gedrick and Stephen Baldwin make the perfect team. The three main characters are like guys we know in real life and went to school with: One type who played ball and was popular with the ladies, the hot head who would always pick a fight and then there is the guy who has dreams of love and making something of himself.

The guys are three years out of high school and cruise around in their Buick which they call "[the] War Wagon". They then learn about a drug run scheme that was brought to light by a dope head [David Scwhimmer]. Aside from that, the movie has some laughs and some cool characters that you can relate to. Well worth a watch. I hope this movie comes on DVD soon!


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