Crash

Crash

DVD - 2005
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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.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, 2005.
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: 791.436552 CRASH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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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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klimekk
Oct 10, 2017

absolutely amazing on the beginning and too sweet on the end
probably because creators didn't want to say that nothing can be done
still worth watching

rodprops Mar 28, 2015

Great movie!

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lukasevansherman
Sep 27, 2014

Racism is bad people! This movie helps you understand that.

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oldsteratthisstuff
Dec 02, 2013

I seen this movie before but this time I noticed hatred, love, fear, resentment(a lots), a lot of stereotypical attitudes, which often hurt the other person than the one is is suppose to hurt. This movie show me that we as humans need to start loving and caring for one another as God intended for us from the beginning and put away the false pretenses.

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Nutty
Mar 09, 2011

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Jan 09, 2010

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ladyhawk
Mar 31, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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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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