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Intersection (1994)

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While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers

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Mark Rydell

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David Rayfiel (screenplay), Marshall Brickman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Vincent Eastman
Sharon Stone ... Sally Eastman
Lolita Davidovich ... Olivia Marshak
Martin Landau ... Neal
David Selby ... Richard Quarry
Jennifer Morrison ... Meaghan Eastman (as Jenny Morrison)
Ron White ... Charlie
Matthew Walker ... Surgeon
Scott Bellis ... Van Driver
Patricia Harras ... Van Driver's Wife
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... Van Driver's Son (as Keegan Macintosh)
A.C. Peterson ... Semi-Driver (as Alan C. Peterson)
Sandra P. Grant Sandra P. Grant ... Receptionist
Robyn Stevan Robyn Stevan ... Step Magazine
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Step Magazine (as Dave Hurtubise)
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Storyline

Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, and his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Make every move as if it were your last.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Things of Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,928,892
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Richard Gere was originally considered to star opposite Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct as Detective Nick Curran but turned it down and it went to Michael Douglas same with the Wall Street role of Gordon Gekko. Both Gere and Douglas worked with Andy Garcia in Black Rain and internal affairs. See more »

Goofs

After the little girl gives Vincent something to eat she gets in her grandfather's truck and only partially closes the door. As the truck pulls out in the next shot the door is properly shut. See more »

Quotes

Sally Eastman: What are you doing up here? You're supposed to be mingling!
Vincent Eastman: I think I'm mingled out
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Sonata in G Minor - First Movement
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Irena Grafenauer, Maria Graf & David Geringas
Courtesy of Philips Classics
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Never makes it across the intersection...
1 September 2002 | by tigerman2001See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what this movie's about. I'm not saying that I suspect that I missed some deep, subtle secret concealed within the narrative that only a select few will ever grasp (this, I assume, is true of the alleged comedy that I've missed in various 'comedic' films) -- rather, I'm just not entirely sure that this film delivers what it might have had it had a more coherent flow and some semblance of actually going anywhere. Not that that sentence that I just penned is a great example of those qualities, but I digress...

The movie features fine performances from all involved, including Lolia Davidovich and Sharon Stone and the pretty-much-always excellent Richard Gere. Gere's character is convincing and real, but perhaps a tad too real because he's a pretty wishy-washy fellow and his is not the most compelling of roles. Then again, neither is anyone else's, really. The two female leads get marginally more to wrap their skills around, but the whole is way less than the sum of its parts.

A 98-minute film, "Intersection" seems a lot longer and I found myself calculating time-elapsed and time-remaining at more than one point. Hardly a good sign. Sure, there are no Ramboesque explosions and car chases (though a high-speed driving theme is at the movie's heart) but I'm not the type of male who has to have that kind of thing to keep me engaged. A story might be nice, though. I mean, a story that hangs together. In the absence of much direction, and in the presence of multiple and confusing layers of flashback, the actors' great work is sabotaged. It just doesn't really seem to go anywhere.

When the film finished I felt the sentiment echoed in that old Peggy Lee song..."Is that all there is?" And I don't like Peggy Lee, darn it!


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