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Title:
Crash
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital surround audio ; 16x9 widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 DVD screen format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for language, sexual content and some violence.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English dialogue ; optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Awards:
Winner: Best Motion Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, 2006 Academy Awards ; Winner: Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael Peana), 2006 ALMA Awards ; Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Thandie Newton), Best Original Screenplay (Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco), 2006 BAFTA Awards ; Winner: Best First Feature, 2006 Independent Spirit Awards ; Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Contents:
Special features: DVD introduction by writer/producer/director Paul Haggis ; optional feature audio commentary with Paul Haggis, writer/producer Robert Moresco and actor/producer Don Cheadle ; Behind the Scenes featurette (ca. 10 min.) ; original theatrical trailers ; music video "If I..." performed by Kansascali, from the album Music from and inspired by Crash.
Abstract:
"This...thriller tracks the volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the gray area between black and white, victim and aggressor, during the next 36 hours, they will all collide." -- Container.
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Summary

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