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Crash [videorecording] /

by Haggis, Paul; Bullock, Sandra; Cheadle, Don; Dillon, Matt; Esposito, Jennifer; Fichtner, William; Fraser, Brendan; Isham, Mark; Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2005], c2004Edition: [Full screen version].Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $25.00 2-2006 (spm)$14.98 9/10/2010Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Racism -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama | Traffic accidents -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate.Summary: A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.
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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, Rovi

$25.00 2-2006 (spm)

$14.98 9/10/2010

DVD, region 1; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital.

English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate.

Director of photography, J. Michael Muro ; editor, Hughes Winborne ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Linda Bass ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

MPAA rating: R; for language, sexual content and some violence.

A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.

Special features: Director commentary; "The making of 'Crash' featurette"; deleted scenes; trailers.

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