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Changing Lanes (2002)

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The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gavin Banek
... Doyle Gipson
Kim Staunton ... Valerie Gipson
... Michelle
... Stephen Delano
... Mrs. Delano
... Walter Arnell
Akil Walker ... Stephen Gipson
Cole Hawkins ... Danny Gipson
... Ellen
... Mina Dunne (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)
... Ron Cabot
... Cynthia Delano Banek
Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Judge Frances Abarbanel
... Terry Kaufman


The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

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An ambitious lawyer, a desperate father, they had no reason to meet, until today, See more »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuera de control  »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,128,062, 14 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening scene that takes place in the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum was shot in one day. See more »


When Gavin Lights the paper on fire and raises it to the sprinkler head, that type of sprinkler head would only discharge the water. No other heads would spray water. The reason for this is to minimize damage. See more »


[first lines]
Doyle Gipson: Think I'll make this the boys' room.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the staff and Militia Force members and veterans at the Marcy Avenue Armory, Brooklyn, New York. See more »


References Ed (2000) See more »


Waiting in Vain
by Bob Marley
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd. / Arista Records, Inc.
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Not a great movie, but you get something out of it, definitely.
6 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Basically, I share the opinion of a local newspaper in my town: for a Hollywood movie to tell a story about two very real people, two all the more everyday-people as their lives and consciences are neither pure nor desperately soiled, AND getting through it quite decntly - well, that's something.

I also will agree on a couple of things said by mattymatt4ever (now that's a long screen-name to type): Jackson is just a-ma-zing, maybe I've never seen him that good, because it's so far from his accustomed turf. I can't stand Ben Affleck, but he deserves a little credit here, though I can't help thinking he just lacks presence. Maybe it serves his character, ok. Haven't checked from where I know her, but definitely Amanda Peet does make a moment out that dinner. Which, now I think about it, is one of the few better filmed sequences.

Yeah, I can hear screams... but I thought the photography was terrible. Boring or distracting (those hand-held cameras made me sea-sick, although I can understand they where intended to induce life, nervousness, stress. Just doesn't work, for me). And the the film just barely makes it across, because there's not a lot of inspiration in the direction either. I rarely think that - and sometimes it can serve the plot - but that's tv-movie in Panavision.

God, I was so glad to see William Hurt who is such a marvelleous actor. Please, you people who can, give him some part worth of him!!!

So bottom line: go see it, there ARE ideas in there to make you think.

And take a moment to read the review by mattymatt4ever which inspired mine and who'll get a copy.

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