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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

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The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

Director:

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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Every day you make a million decisions. But it only takes one to change your life. Forever . . . 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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Jeffery Katzenberg was the CEO of Disney, he viewed the film and loved it and offered Mike Binder practically anything since Sony was also making a strong pitch to Binder. Binder accepted Katzenberg's offer and got a three picture deal with the studio which continued with another film based on Binder's youth, Indian Summer which was filming when this film was released. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the early- to mid-1970s. When the guys went to visit Windsor, Ontario, they stop at a Petro Canada Service station. Petro Canada did not exist until the late-'70s. 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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Good Movie
13 September 1998 | by Willie-12See all my reviews

This was a very good movie about friendship and loyalty, and what can happen when you decide to put everything on the line. It teaches a very good lesson about life, and climaxes at a moment of truth where the characters will make a decision that will determine the future of their lives. I suggest this movie to anyone who can enjoy a movie that might not have necessarily been the biggset blockbuster of all time, but was real and genuine, and about real people in the real world.


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