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Crash (Director's Cut) (2005)

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, more...
Director: Paul Haggis, Paul Haggis
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Lions Gate
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide in this drama from director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. Graham (Don Cheadle) is a police detective whose brother is a street criminal, and it hurts him to know his mother cares more about his ne'er-do-well brother than him. Graham's partner is Ria (Jennifer Esposito), who is also his girlfriend, though she has begun to bristle at his emotional distance, as well as his occasional insensitivity over the fact he's African-American and she's Hispanic. Rick (Brendan Fraser) is an L.A. district attorney whose wife, Jean (Sandra Bullock), makes little secret of her fear and hatred of people unlike herself. Jean's worst imaginings about people of color are confirmed when her SUV is carjacked by two African-American men -- Anthony (Chris Bridges, aka Ludacris), who dislikes white people as much as Jean hates blacks, and Peter (Larenz Tate), who is more open minded. Cameron (Terrence Howard) is a well-to-do African-American television producer with a beautiful wife, Christine (Thandie Newton). While coming home from a party, Cameron and Christine are pulled over by Officer Ryan (Matt Dillon), who subjects them to a humiliating interrogation (and her to an inappropriate search) while his new partner, Officer Hansen (Ryan Phillippe), looks on. Daniel (Michael Pena) is a hard-working locksmith and dedicated father who discovers that his looks don't lead many of his customers to trust him. And Farhad (Shaun Toub) is a Middle Eastern shopkeeper who is so constantly threatened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks that he decided he needs a gun to defend his family. Crash was the first directorial project for award-winning television and film writer Haggis. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

Crash (Director's Cut) (2005)
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5.75 (61 votes)
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Crash (Director's Cut) (Bonus Disc) (2005)
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5.12 (8 votes)
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Indie Spirit Awards: Best First Feature
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Winners of the Independent Spirits annual Award for Best First Feature Film. (Notice quite a few former screenwriters making their directorial debut.) Fun mix,
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Best Picture Oscar Winners: 2000s.
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