Crash

Crash

DVD - 2004 | Widescreed edition.
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Several characters of different racial backgrounds collide in one incident. The different stereotypes society has created for those backgrounds affect their judgment, beliefs and actions. This in turn causes problems for each of them.
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Maple Pictures, 2004.
Edition: Widescreed edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Crash
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English with Spanish subtitles.

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Follows the lives of separate characters who storylines interweave.


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bookie66
Nov 19, 2020

This is a very unusual movie. It's hard to find the words......you hate the hopelessness of
marginalized people because of their skin color and circumstances of birth. And on the other
side it shows the depth of the human spirit and the compassion for each other in our souls.

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bell5133
Nov 07, 2020

I like that the movie explores racism from different angles and that almost every character is a moral shade of gray rather than pure good or evil.

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BBQ_Chick
Oct 15, 2020

Enjoyable movie as far as acting, cinematography, etc., but either the writer lives in a fantasy land or he wrote the script in a way that he wished the world worked. Racism runs deep. Spoiler Alert for the rest of my comment: I don't buy that as a white cop you can molest a black woman, humiliate her and her husband one day and the next day risk your life for the same woman in a car that is about to explode into flames. Leopards don't change their spots. I don't buy that a black thug who runs over an Asian man and wants to leave the man in the street to die, has an epiphany of sorts after another black man saves his hide in a very dangerous situation resulting in the thug to later free a family of Asians hiding in the back of a van that he stole, especially when he was offered $500 per Asian! Racism runs deep. It can't be switched on or off like light switch. I suppose the writer thought that hanging Christmas wreaths all over town would help the audience believe in miracles, but I think he watched "It's A Wonderful Life" too many times when he was a kid. Nice thoughts, too bad they're not realistic.

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readyrisa
Jan 08, 2020

I finally got around to watching this phenomenal profound movie. Amazing.

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MrsNikki
Feb 28, 2019

this movie bring different stories together.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

One of the first movies to bring a bunch of stories together and show how they are interwoven at the last second

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GiovanniS
Feb 09, 2019

Watched this in the cinema when it was out and this was the first re-watch I had of it in 15 years. Very compelling story, film score, and it has allot of powerful moments that bring you into the film. Unfortunately, this is not a dated movie (maybe dated in the sense that things have got way worst in society than the time the movie was made) and it seems sad that references to Rodney King were made in the movie, and that incident occurred about 10 years before this movie was made. It seems to me that that this was a more innocent and hopeful time (ie. that although bad things were going on you had hope for change if police misconduct was exposed on video) compared to today (you have all the smartphone videos and yet police don't get prosecuted/convicted if it is a minority victim and it ends up like a public snuff clip and people are no longer rioting or protesting like before as the police could respond with military grade tanks) and perhaps this aspect of the film is the most sad because it reflects a better time when it should not.

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blue_fox_700
Mar 01, 2018

Wow! Eye opening and unfortunately realistic even to this day  people do judge & can be racist but people can be good. Fear & ignorance is part of why people don't understand each other sometimes. Racism & stereotyping does exist but people can change & learn to see we're all humans no matter what race we are. There's also sexism.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

A personal favorite!!

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LMTF22
Nov 24, 2017

I liked the character development and the sequence in which things happen. The casting, the writing, the cinematography was all good.

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bell5133
Nov 07, 2020

bell5133 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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ladyhawk
Mar 31, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Anthony: Look around! You couldn't find a whiter, safer or better lit part of this city. But this white woman sees two black guys, who look like UCLA students, strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear. I mean, look at us! Are we dressed like gang-bangers? Huh? No. Do we look threatening? No. Fact, if anybody should be scared around here, it's us: We're the only two black faces surrounded by a sea of over-caffeinated white people, patrolled by the triggerhappy LAPD. So you tell me, why aren't we scared?

Peter: Because we have guns?

Anthony: You could be right.

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Nutty
Mar 09, 2011

Rick: F***! Why do these guys have to be black? I mean, why? No matter how we spin this thing, I'm either gonna lose the black vote or I'm gonna lose the law and order vote!

Karen: You know, I think you're worrying too much. You have a lot of support in the black community.

Rick: All right. If we can't duck this thing, we're gonna have to neutralize it. What we need is a picture of me pinning a medal on a black man. Bruce? The firefighter - the one that saved the camp or something - Northridge... what's his name?

Bruce: He's Iraqi.

Rick: He's Iraqi? Well, he looks black.

Bruce: He's dark-skinned, sir, but he's Iraqi, his name's Saddam Hassif.

Rick: Saddam? His name's Saddam? Oh, that's real good, Bruce. Yeah, I'm gonna pin a medal on an Iraqi named Saddam. Give yourself a raise, will you?

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