ORIGINAL TITLE: Crash
2004 Watch the trailer
RUNNING TIME: 100 min.
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Paul Haggis
SCREENWRITER: Paul Haggis (Story: Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco)
COMPOSER: Mark Isham
CINEMATOGRAPHER: James Muro
CAST: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Shaun Toub, Tony Danza, Keith David, Loretta Devine, Nona M. Gaye
STUDIO/PRODUCER: Lions Gate Films
OFFICIAL WEB: http://www.crashfilm.com/
SYNOPSIS: A car accident brings together a group of strangers inLos Angeles. A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian storeowner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An African-Americantelevision director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers.A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple... They all live in LosAngeles. And during the next 36 hours, they will all collide...
Challenging and thought-provoking, Lions Gate Films' CRASH takes aprovocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerancein contemporary America. Divingheadlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, thiscompelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of amulti-ethnic cast of characters' struggles to overcome their fears asthey careen in and out of one another's lives. In the gray area betweenblack and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers...
Funny, powerful, and always unpredictable, CRASH boldly reminds usof the importance of tolerance as it ventures beyond color lines...anduncovers the truth of our shared humanity.
This is the directing debut of award-winning writer/producer PaulHaggis ("Million Dollar Baby") from a story by Paul Haggis and ascreenplay by Haggis and Bobby Moresco. CRASH is produced by CathySchulman, Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Mark R. Harris, Bobby Moresco and PaulHaggis.
2005: 3 Oscar: Best Picture, best adapted screenplay, best editing.