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Crash, 2004

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CRASH , 2004.® 113 min. Drama. This film deftly explores the often subtle, sometimes hidden, but very real underlying tensions of a multi-racial Los Angeles , California . As a virtual melting pot of people from various cultures, the lives of otherwise isolated characters are skillfully woven together to tell a story of mistrust, contempt, and the power of race as a serious social issue in modernday America . The cast of characters includes a police detective, a pair of car thieves, the district attorney and his pampered wife, a racist cop and his idealist young partner, a Middle-Eastern shop keeper, a black social worker, a Hispanic locksmith, and a Hollywood director and his spouse. They all collide at one point or another to cause a chain reaction of death, conflict, and personal introspection. Cast: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fitchtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Tony Danza, Keith David, Shaun Toub, Loretta Devine. Writer/Director: Paul Haggis. Awards: 2005 Oscars, Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Screenplay written directly for the screen.

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