Bullock, Sandra

SKU: 031398195238

UPC 031398195238
Release Date 2006-06-27
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 115
Format Color
MPAA Rating Unrated
Synopsis A stellar cast collides haphazardly in this insightfully written roundelay of racism, rage, and redemption which takes place over the course of one day in LA and involves a circus of cops, robbers, and civilians. A detective (Don Cheadle) with a heroin addict mother and criminal brother investigates the shooting of a black cop by a white one. Two hoodlums (Larenz Tate and Ludacris) jack the car of the District Attorney (Brendon Fraser) and his angry, racist wife (Sandra Bullock). Terrence Howard and Thandie Newton play an upper-class African American couple harassed by a racist cop (Matt Dillon). And the chaos continues, with other roles played by Tony Danza, Michael Pena, and Jennifer Esposito. A propulsive Mark Isham score keeps the disparate narrative threads electrified from the get-go; when they finally connect, the results are explosive and beautiful. Everything is tied together with tight editing and artistic shots of car headlights cutting through dense morning smog. Writer-director Paul Haggis' (writer of MILLION DOLLAR BABY) Los Angeles is a world of alienated people struggling to connect across vast barriers of language, class, and culture; that they manage to do so is testament to their depth as characters more than some trite message of brotherly love. There are no easy answers, but this film is tough, intelligent, and gutsy enough to find some anyway; and for that it's a winner.Mr. Haggis's evident sincerity and intelligence are reflected in the conviction of the cast...The acting is dynamite, notably by Dillon and Newton....The film is a knockout.The stunning, must-see drama CRASH is proof that words have not lost the ability to shock in our anesthetized society.The dialogue and scenarios are sometimes inspired....[With] intricate construction and intelligent, if melancholy, exploration of race and class warfare.As the interweaving plotlines throw unsympathetic characters together...the script makes many brave, original points about cultural clichés.Ranked #15 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- Haggis tackles this thorny subject matter with courage, wit and insight, unafraid to ask the tough questions.Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- Paul Haggis has found an inspired metaphor with which to explore a modern-day L.A. snarl of race, class, and culture.Ranked #11 in Rolling Stone's Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- [T]he rage sticks, as do the emotions underlying it.5 stars out of 5 -- A superb interlinking ensemble drama...
Cast Mark Isham (Composer)
Paul Haggis (Screenwriter)
Terrence DaShon Howard (Star)
Thandie Newton (Star)
Don Cheadle (Producer)
Matt Dillon (Star)
Jennifer Esposito (Star)
Michael Pena (Star)
Linda M. Bass (Costume Designer)
James Muro (Director of Photography)
Laurence Bennett (Production Designer)
Bob Yari (Producer)
Shaun Toub (Star)
Sandra Bullock (Star)
Larenz Tate (Star)
Ludacris (Star)
Paul Haggis (Director)
Cathy Schulman (Producer)
Ryan Phillippe (Star)
Brendan Fraser (Star)
Robert Moresco (Screenwriter)
Don Cheadle (Star)
Hughes Winborne (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Unrated Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Interactive Features: Interactive Menus powered by Metamenu Technology
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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