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Crash Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle, Tandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe

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Lives collide in Los Angeles as racial discrimination and prejudice bubble to the surface in the aftermath of September 11th. A racist policeman (Matt Dillon) persecutes an African American film producer (played by Terrance Howard) and his beautiful wife (Tandie Newton) after stopping them for a driving infraction. An African American cop (Don Cheadle) struggles with his erratic mother and his criminal minded younger brother while dating his Spanish partner (Gina Esposito). Two carjacking African American friends (Ludacris and Larenz Tate ) debate race relations and discrimination as they steal cars and wield guns. A Caucasion rookie police officer (Ryan Philippe) struggles with conscience after being assigned a racist partner who hassles African Americans. The District Attorney (Brandon Frasier) and his prejudiced wife (Sandra Bullock) deal with the aftermath of being carjacked. Nothing is as it seems on the surface in this thought provoking film.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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