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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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Make every move as if it were your last.

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Drama | Romance

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

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Details

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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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the location of the story is not specified, the filming locations were in Canada. There are numerous references to Canada throughout the movie. As Richard Gere is driving to the museum there is a billboard that reads 200 meters to the cafe. Canada follows the metric system. Another instance is a Canadian flag is displayed outside the shop when Richard Gere's character runs into the "red head" little girl with the pastries. A nice touch or connection to the region of filming, Richard Gere's character designed a museum honoring the natives of the region. See more »

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The letter Vincent wrote to Olivia in his car is in different handwriting than the one shown later near the end of the film. See more »

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Vincent Eastman: So, Richard, huh?
Sally Eastman: Who?
Vincent Eastman: Richard! Pancakes in the shape of animals, Richard!
Sally Eastman: He's a friend of the family
Vincent Eastman: Does she eat them at least?
Sally Eastman: Not usually
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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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I actually managed to like Sharon Stone !!
15 November 2004 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

This film is a vastly superior remake of a French film called "Les Choses de La Vie" by Claude Sautet starring Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider. I had known the original film for many years because of its theme music....which is absolutely magnificent, and composed by Philippe Sarde. The film itself is really a load of slow, boring and tedious crap ........a car accident is repeated in slow motion I don't know how many times but enough to drive one mad on that score alone ! Also it was very repetitive and had little deep character development. In short, its saving grace was its soundtrack !!!

Intersection, on the other hand, which I saw when it came out in Cinemas in France and subsequently bought on DVD has always been a great favorite of mine ! So much better than the Les Choses de La Vie that to compare the two is, quite frankly, a total waste of time. To be truthful, when I saw Intersection, I did not make the connection with Les Choses de La Vie, such was the greatness of Intersection compared to the banality of the other film ! It's only by reading about the film that I discovered this.

From what appears to be a relatively limited plot, we have magnificent performances from the three principal actors, especially the two ladies ! Of course the red-haired Olivia Marchak was an absolute beauty, but even Sharon Stone, whom I don't usually like in films, had something attractive about her ! Gere had a weak, cowardly and annoying character ( I don't like seeing people cheat on their wives ) but I must admit he played the part very well. I was especially subdued by Olivia, both by her physical beauty and here quasi-unflappable character in what could have been tense situations.

The final fifteen to twenty minutes of the film is the best part because ......you know it's going to happen .....but you don't want it to ......but it's destiny. I liked the bit about the letter he wrote to Olivia but never posted plus the message he left on Olivia's ansafone but where SHaron Stone came by accident into possession of the letter which was written but never posted. All that really got to me at the end and filled me with a strange emotion somewhere between happiness and sadness and is very difficult to describe. By this deft twist of the plot, each of the Ladies believed he loved ......her !! An excellent way to finish the film.

I have watched the film four or five times and each time I am filled with the same emotion .....so there must be something there !


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