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    Unique ID Code: 0000078246
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    Added on: 7/11/2005 14:09
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    Crash (2004) (UK)

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    You think you know who you are. You have no idea
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    A multiple-car crash investigation headed by Detective Graham Waters (Don Cheadle), forces an in-depth examination of a series of dramatic events involving a multicultural cross section of LA residents from the previous twenty-four hours. The chain of events is triggered when the district attorney, Richard Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Jean (Sandra Bullock), have their car hijacked at gunpoint by two young black men, Peter (Larenz Tate) and Anthony (Chris `Ludacris` Bridges). In another incident, veteran LAPD cop (Matt Dillon) takes out his racist frustrations in a horrific abuse of power on an affluent and innocent black couple (Thandie Newton) in full view of his young and disapproving partner (Ryan Phillippe).
    Elsewhere, a distrusting Iranian shop-owner engages in a tense argument with the Mexican locksmith who has just given him some friendly advice about his security arrangements. As the night wears on these chance encounters prove their drastic significance for everyone involved. Each of them must face up to the consequences that their actions have had for others, but also to the surprising revelations they discover about themselves and their prejudices.

    You can view the trailer <a target="_blank" href="">here</a>.

    Special Features:
    Commentary by Paul Haggis, Don Cheadle and Bobby Moresco. Making Of Featurette. Introduction by Director Paul Haggis. Bonus music video. Theatrical trailer.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Paul Haggis

    Written By:

    Matt Dillon
    Tony Danza
    Sean Cory
    Art Chudabala
    Don Cheadle
    Sandra Bullock
    Dato Bakhtadze
    Karina Arroyave
    Ryan Phillippe

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    7 / 10
    Crash is all about one thing, and one thing only - racism.
    This is quite a piercing movie with a stellar cast, and actually - everyone is doing a good job in portraying characters who are either racist or affected by racism.
    The video transfer is very good. The grayish palette helps deliver the gritty urban atmosphere of the movie and the transfer shows no compression signs.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. There`s an occasional usage of the surrounds, but that`s totally appropriate for this kind of a movie.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 behind the scenes featurettes and a music video.
    Bottom line - a powerful drama about people who cannot come to terms with the fact that "people are people, period".
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/11/2005 19:26