"Crash" (2005)

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"Crash" (2005)

Production Companies: Bob Yari Productions, DEJ Productions, Blackfriars Bridge, Harris Company, ApolloProScreen Productions, Bull's Eye Entertainment

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. produced, directed, and co-written by Paul Haggis. The film features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. A self-described "passion piece" for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard.

Several characters' stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles: a black detective estranged from his mother; his criminal younger brother and gang associate; the white district attorney and his irritated, pampered wife; a racist white police officer who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner; an African-American Hollywood director whose wife must deal with the racist officer; a Persian-immigrant father who is wary of others; and a hard-working Hispanic locksmith family man.

Release dates: September 10, 2004 (TIFF), May 6, 2005 (US)

Genre': Crime, Drama, Thriller

Directed by: Paul Haggis

Produced by: Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Bobby Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari
Music by: Mark Isham
Cinematography: J. Michael Muro
Edited by: Hughes Winborne

Distributed by: Lionsgate Films

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


Academy Awards (2006 / 78th):
  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
BAFTA Awards (2005):
  • Best Screenplay - Original
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Overall: 67 wins and 111 nominations

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