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The Crossing Guard ()


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Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
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Freddy Gale
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John Booth
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Mary
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Jojo
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Helen Booth
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Stuart Booth
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Verna
David Baerwald ...
Peter
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Roger
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Bobby
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Mia
Jennifer Leigh Warren ...
Jennifer
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Tanya
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Sunny Ventura (as Richard Sarafian)
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Coop
Jeff Morris ...
Silas
Buddy Anderson ...
Buddy
Edward L. Katz ...
Eddie (as Dr. Edward L. Katz)
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Joe
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Woman in Shop
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Jefferey (as Ryo Ishabashi)
Dennis Fanning ...
Cop
Lisa Crawford ...
Cop
Jay Koiwai ...
Asian Man
Elizabeth Gilliam ...
Little Asian Girl
Michael Ryan ...
Twin Boy #1
Matthew Ryan ...
Twin Boy #2
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Woman on Bus (as Penny Allen)
Nicky Blair ...
Himself
Gene Kirkwood ...
Swinger
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Bus Passenger
Randy Meadoff ...
Bus Passenger
Leo Penn ...
Hank
Michael Abelar ...
Bum
Daysi Moreno ...
Freddy's Chicana
Christel Ehde ...
Dancer
Kamala Petty ...
Dancer
Millicent Sheridan ...
Dancer
Joi Travers ...
Dancer
Erin Dignam ...
Peter's Guest #1
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Jefferey's Boyfriend (as Jeremiah Wayne Birkett)
Hadda Brooks ...
Piano Player
Ruby McKoy ...
Deputy Sheriff
Hanna Newmaster ...
Little Girl
William Dignam ...
The Crossing Guard (as Dr. William Dignam)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Beker ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Martha Thimmesch ...
Peter's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sean Penn

Written by

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Sean Penn ... (written by)

Produced by

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Richard N. Gladstein ... executive producer
David Hamburger ... producer (as David S. Hamburger)
Sean Penn ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Jack Nitzsche

Cinematography by

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Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editing by

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Jay Cassidy

Editorial Department

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Phillip J. Bartell ... apprentice editor
Gena Bleier ... assistant film editor
Peggy Davis ... first assistant editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Cynthia Kimoto ... assistant film editor
Nina Lucia ... assistant film editor
Rajeev Malhotra ... post-production associate: Miramax
Sharon McGeeney ... negative cutter
Jennifer Spenelli ... assistant film editor (as Jennifer Mangan)
Dana B. Wilson ... apprentice editor (as Dana Wilson)

Casting By

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Don Phillips

Production Design by

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Michael D. Haller ... (as Michael Haller)

Set Decoration by

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Derek R. Hill

Costume Design by

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Jill M. Ohanneson ... (as Jill Ohanneson)

Makeup Department

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Stephen Abrums ... makeup supervisor
Hallie D'Amore ... makeup artist: Ms. Huston
Margaret E. Elliott ... makeup artist (as Margaret Elliott)
Lynda Gurasich ... hair stylist: Ms. Huston
Stephen Robinette ... hair stylist (as Steve Robinette)
Marlene D. Williams ... hair stylist supervisor (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management

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David Hamburger ... production manager (as David S. Hamburger)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brian W. Cook ... first assistant director
Phil Dupont ... additional second assistant director (as Phillippe R. Dupont)
Carl Goldstein ... second assistant director
Michael Neumann ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Eric J. Bates ... property master (as Eric Bates)
Richard Bradley ... propmaker
Frank Calvert ... swing gang (as Frank A. Calvert)
Tim Donelan ... swing gang (as Timothy Donelan)
David Goldstein ... paint boss
Martin Grimes ... assistant property master (as Martin L. Grimes)
Bret Haller ... additional property assistant (as Bret D. Haller)
Charles L. Hoffman ... propmaker
Roger Irvin ... construction coordinator (as Roger L. Irvin)
Jay Koiwai ... on-set painter
Wayne Lamb ... propmaker
Tom Lawson ... propmaker foreman
Scott W. Leslie ... swing gang
Helen Gene Nichols ... artwork: Jojo / assistant art director
Bennett L. Sperber ... construction foreman
Charles Swenson ... sketch artist
William Kemper Wright ... leadman (as William K. Wright)

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Karen Baker Landers ... first assistant sound editor (as Karen Baker)
Bob Beemer ... re-recording mixer
Bob Beher ... foley editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
John T. Cucci ... foley artist
Richard Dwan Jr. ... dialogue editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Bryan Fowler ... stage recordist
Don Givens ... foley recordist (as Don Given)
Sarah Goldsmith ... dialogue editor
Per Hallberg ... supervising sound editor
Philip A. Hess ... foley editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Chris Hogan ... sound effects editor
Craig S. Jaeger ... supervising foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Richard Kite ... utility sound technician
Lou Kleinman ... foley editor
Tony Lamberti ... sound assistant
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Brion Paccassi ... stage recordist
Rudy Pi ... additional sound
Randy Piotroski ... adr recordist
Dan M. Rich ... dialogue editor (as Dan Michael Rich)
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Peter Michael Sullivan ... sound designer
Tove Blue Valentine ... utility playback
Kim Waugh ... additional sound
Jason England ... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Thomas Giordano ... sound technician: re-shoots (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson ... sound editor (uncredited)
Matt Sietz ... assistant sound recording engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Terry Newell ... special effects technician
Eddie Surkin ... special effects coordinator (as Eddie E. Surkin)

Stunts

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Charlie Brewer ... stunts
Kathryn Connolly ... stunts
Erik Cord ... stunts
George Fisher ... stunts
Tabby Hanson ... stunts
Jim Hardy ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts
Red Horton ... stunts
Lisa McCullough ... stunts
John Moio ... stunts
Joe Murphy ... stunts
Patricia M. Peters ... stunts (as Tricia Peters)
Mario Roberts ... stunts
John Santini ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
John Tamburro ... helicopter stunt pilot
Neezer Tarleton ... stunts
Chuck Waters ... stunt coordinator
James Waters ... stunts (as Jim Waters)
Jim McConnell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Colin J. Campbell ... chief lighting technician (as Colin Campbell)
John J. Connor ... director of photography: second unit
Ray De La Motte ... camera operator
Dick Deats ... key grip (as Dicky Deats)
Robert Dudley ... grip
Antonio V. Garrido ... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Donald J. Hennes ... grip
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. ... lighting technician (as Frank Jimenez Jr.)
Duane Katz ... lighting technician
Shawn Landis ... camera loader
Vincent Mata ... second assistant camera
Michael E. Matteson ... best boy grip
Ken Nishino ... first assistant camera (as Kenneth Nishino)
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
Joyce Rudolph ... still photographer
Frank Scheidbach ... assistant chief lighting technician
Dennis Seawright ... second assistant camera
John Shoemaker ... lighting technician
Robert Ulland ... steadicam operator (as Bob Ulland)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk ... camera operator: "b" camera: b camera
Donald Burghardt ... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups (uncredited)
Mike Gerzevitz ... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Jason ... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Johnson ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Terrence Harris ... extras casting: Bill Dance Casting
Kate Kennedy ... casting associate
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting: Bill Dance Casting (as Tammy Smith)
Lisa Bankert ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cindy Evans ... set costumer
Meg Goodwin ... costume supervisor
Nava R. Sadan ... costumer: Ms. Huston
Lori Stilson ... costumer: Mr. Nicholson

Location Management

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Jeremy Alter ... location assistant
Ellen Gessert ... assistant location manager
Ned R. Shapiro ... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
David Thornsberry ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Bob Clearmountain ... music mixer: "Missing"
Bradford Ellis ... musician: score (as Bradford Terrence Ellis)
Sonny Fortune ... musician: feature soloist on tenor and alto saxophone
Michael Hoenig ... score producer
Pamela Neal ... score engineer
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Robin Urdang ... music coordinator
Joseph Vitarelli ... composer: additional music
Richard Whitfield ... music editor
Deborah N. Hurwitz ... music arranger (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chet Badalato ... driver: Mr. Nicholson
Alonzo Brown Jr. ... driver
Paul Burlin ... driver
Bruce Callahan ... driver
Kenneth Cervi ... driver: Mr. Nicholson (as Ken Cervi)
Jim Chesney ... transportation captain (as James Chesney)
C. David Earle ... driver
Steve Earle ... driver
Don Feeney ... driver
Joe Feeney ... driver (as Joseph Feeney)
Scotty Goudreau ... driver (as Scott Goudreau)
Harry Hill ... driver
Alan Kaminsky ... driver (as Allan Kaminsky)
Richard Middleton ... driver (as Richard C. Middleton)
Dan Morgan ... driver
Derek Raser ... transportation coordinator
Charles Renfroe ... driver
J.T. Thayer ... transportation captain (as J.T. Thayer II)
Earl Thielen ... driver (as Earl V. Thielen)
Tracy Thielen ... driver
Gregg Willis ... driver (as Gregory P. Willis)
Mitchell Bergman ... driver: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Burch ... driver: insert car (uncredited)
George A. Sack ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jennifer Anderson ... production assistant (as Jennifer Taback)
Christine Baer ... production coordinator
Howard Baral ... post-production accountant: R.C. Baral & Co.
Tommy Baratta ... chef: Mr. Nicholson (as Thomas T. Baratta)
Susan Bradley ... title designer
Laura Brownson ... assistant to producer
Russell Clark ... choreographer
Holly Ashwell Cushing ... production office assistant
Deborah Dasher ... post-production accountant: R.C. Baral & Co. (as Deborah Dacher)
Carol DePasquale ... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)
Konrad Dowling ... insurance
Harold Fowler ... medic (as Harold Fowler LVN)
Mark Freedman ... production assistant
Katy Genovese ... payroll accountant (as Katy Tatian)
John Hackett ... stand-in
Daniel Hall ... craft service (as Dan Hall)
Robert Jellen ... insurance (as Bob Jellen)
Edward L. Katz ... watchdog: Clyde is hungry (as Dr. Edward Katz)
Diane Krakower ... assistant: Mr. Nicholson
Annie Marshall ... assistant: Mr. Nicholson
Louis Shaw Milito ... production assistant
Don Miller ... production accountant
Daniella Milton ... assistant: Ms. Huston
Corinne Needle ... assistant production coordinator
Alan D. Purwin ... helicopter pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Cathy Ragona ... coordinator: Miramax (as Cathy Agcayab)
Michael Risoli ... production assistant
Laurel Robinson ... production assistant
Michael Schultz ... caterer: Sunrise Caterers (as Mike Schultz)
Lois Smith ... special publicity: PMK
Lita Stevens ... stand-in
Michael Tamburro ... helicopter pilot
Bernadette Tanchauco ... assistant production accountant (as Berni Tanchauco)
Robert Taylor ... stand-in
Nicholas Viterelli ... additional scoring engineer (as Nick Viterelli)
Brian McMillan ... head animal trainer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Charles Bukowski ... dedicatee
Walter Coblenz ... special thanks: $ Guru
Michael Fitzgerald ... special thanks
Art Linson ... special thanks
Patricia Morrison ... special thanks
Bruce Springsteen ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other. Written by Anthony

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Taglines Some lives cross, others collide. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Crossing Guard (Jamaica, English title)
  • Crossing Guard (France)
  • Crossing Guard - Es geschah auf offener Straße (Germany)
  • Cruzando la oscuridad (Spain)
  • Vidas cruzadas (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Editor Jay Cassidy, Sean Penn allowed Jack Nicholson to make editing choices for two weeks without Penn's involvement, trusting Nicholson's eye for filmmaking, being a director himself. See more »
Goofs When Freddy gives John Booth three more days he marks it on the calendar in red and the square he draws is not even, later when he crosses the day in the calendar the square drawn is perfect. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in GoldenEye/It Takes Two/Toy Story/The Crossing Guard/Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Missing See more »
Crazy Credits Clyde is Hungry Watchdog - Dr Edward Katz See more »
Quotes Joe: So listen to this. I'm coming out of the bathroom, right, and these two Orientals, they're arguin', they're hollerin', they're screaming at one another. And all in Japanese. So I told 'em, I said "Ay! You're in America now, speak Spanish."
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