Crash (2004) USA
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Director:Paul Haggis
Studio:New Line Home Video
Producer:Jules White
Writer:Paul Haggis, Paul Haggis
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Won 3 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 64 nominations
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.78:1
Languages:English, Persian, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Paul Haggis  ...  (Director)
Paul Haggis, Paul Haggis  ...  (Writer)
Rosanna Arquette  ...  
Boyd Banks  ...  
Nicky Guadagni  ...  
Holly Hunter  ...  
Yolande Julian  ...  
Judah Katz  ...  
Elias Koteas  ...  
Peter MacNeill  ...  
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio  ...  
Markus Parilo  ...  
Alice Poon  ...  
Ronn Sarosiak  ...  
James Spader  ...  
John Stoneham Jr.  ...  
Cheryl Swarts  ...  
Deborah Kara Unger  ...  
Karina Arroyave  ...  Elizabeth
Dato Bakhtadze  ...  Lucien
Sandra Bullock  ...  Jean Cabot
Don Cheadle  ...  Det. Graham Waters
Art Chudabala  ...  Ken Ho
Sean Cory  ...  Motorcycle Cop
Tony Danza  ...  Fred
Keith David  ...  Lt. Dixon
Loretta Devine  ...  Shaniqua Johnson
Matt Dillon  ...  Officer John Ryan
Michael Peña  ...  Daniel
Jennifer Esposito  ...  Ria
Ime Etuk  ...  Georgie (as Ime N. Etuk)
Eddie J. Fernandez  ...  Officer Gomez (as Eddie Fernandez)
William Fichtner  ...  Flanagan
Howard Fong  ...  Store Owner
Sean C. Cooper  ...  Motorcycle Cop (as Sean Cory)
Comments: You think you know who you are. You have no idea.

Summary: Adapted from the controversial novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash will either repel or amaze you, with little or no room for a neutral reaction. The film is perfectly matched to the artistic and intellectual proclivities of director David Cronenberg, who has used the inspiration of Ballard's novel to create what critic Roger Ebert has described as "a dissection of the mechanics of pornography." Filmed with a metallic color scheme and a dominant tone of emotional detachment, the story focuses on a close-knit group of people who have developed a sexual fetish around the collision of automobiles. They use cars as a tool of arousal, in which orgasm is directly connected to death-defying temptations of fate at high speeds. Ballard wrote his book to illustrate the connections between sex and technology--the ultimate postmodern melding of flesh and machine--and Cronenberg takes this theme to the final frontier of sexual expression. Holly Hunter, James Spader, and Deborah Unger are utterly fearless in roles that few actors would dare to play, and their surrender to Cronenberg's vision makes Crash an utterly unique and challenging film experience. It's rated NC-17, so don't say you weren't warned! --Jeff Shannon