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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.

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Chap Taylor (story), Chap Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Gavin Banek
Samuel L. Jackson ... Doyle Gipson
Kim Staunton ... Valerie Gipson
Toni Collette ... Michelle
Sydney Pollack ... Stephen Delano
Tina Sloan ... Mrs. Delano
Richard Jenkins ... Walter Arnell
Akil Walker Akil Walker ... Stephen Gipson
Cole Hawkins Cole Hawkins ... Danny Gipson
Ileen Getz ... Ellen
Jennifer Dundas ... Mina Dunne (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)
Matt Malloy ... Ron Cabot
Amanda Peet ... Cynthia Delano Banek
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Judge Frances Abarbanel
Bruce Altman ... Terry Kaufman
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Storyline

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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One Wrong Turn Deserves Another See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Changing Lanes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,128,062, 14 April 2002

Gross USA:

$66,818,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,935,764
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in M. Night Shyamalan films. Collette in The Sixth Sense (1999), and Jackson in Unbreakable (2000) and Glass (2019). See more »

Goofs

In the last few minutes as Banek goes from office to restaurant to Mrs Gipson's home, the injury on his right cheek changes shape. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

DVD deleted and extended scenes:
  • Interview with potential employee Gordon Pinella.
  • A scene featuring Doyle's supervisor telling him he needs to "make a change" or he was going to be fired.
  • Extended confession scene in which Gavin verbally admits to his affair and tells the priest that God is a joke.
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Connections

Featured in Changing Lanes: The Writer's Perspective (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting in Vain
(1977)
by Bob Marley
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd. / Arista Records, Inc.
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A commercial film that's actually subtle
15 April 2002 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

I imagined this was going to be one film from the previews I'd seen, but in reality it turned out to be another - a far more subtle experience than I had expected. A lot of the people in the packed theatre where I saw it apparently expected that other film too; they seemed disappointed when they'd left - they'd probably been expecting yer basic escalating violence, with us cheering for Jackson as the good guy and Affleck as the bad. Not a black and white movie (no pun intended), more of a karma sort of thing, with the two main characters learning from each other in ways they never realized they would (or needed to). And heavy-handedness is nowhere to be seen. Kudos for that alone.


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