Sandra Bullock (Jean), Don Cheadle (Graham), Matt
Dillon (Officer Ryan), Jennifer Esposito (Ria), Brendan Fraser (Rick), Terrence Howard (Cameron), Chris Bridges (Anthony), Thandie Newton (Christine), Michael
Though originally released on a limited theatrical run in
2004, it wasn't until a wider release in 2005 that Crash began to grab attention.
Racial tensions overspill in Los Angeles in the weeks
running up to Christmas, with a diverse range of characters interacting, seemingly 'crashing' into one another's lives.
The stories and characters range quite widely, beginning
with a car-jacking of a politician and his wife, a racist policeman's molestation of a TV producer's wife and a convenience store robbery which sees an innocent man suspected of committing
This is a film which split audiences, one half with the
opinion that it was overly sentimental, clichéd and schmaltzy, whilst the other half thought it was an excellent representation of racism amongst a multicultural society. I'm siding
with the latter.
I can't be the only person who thinks so
either... Winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 2005.