The Crossing Guard (1995)
Front Cover Actor
Jack Nicholson Freddy Gale
David Morse John Booth
Anjelica Huston Mary
Robin Wright Penn Jojo (as Robin Wright)
Piper Laurie Helen Booth
Richard Bradford Stuart Booth
Priscilla Barnes Verna
David Baerwald Peter
Robbie Robertson Roger
John Savage Bobby
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Sean Penn
Producer David Shamroy Hamburger; Sean Penn
Writer Sean Penn
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 111 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Sean Penn wrote and directed this character-driven drama about a divorced couple (Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston) whose relationship never recovered following the death of their daughter at the hands of a drunk driver (David Morse). When the latter's character, a deeply regretful and changed man, gets out of jail, Nicholson, as the vengeful dad, decides to go after him. As a director, Penn is not so good with fluid storytelling and camera clichés, but he is amazing as an actor's director. The onscreen reteaming of former real-life lovers Nicholson and Huston is more than just a voyeuristic exercise: Penn ingeniously uses the duo's palpable friction to bring an often horrifying reality to the pain of a dead relationship. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 143
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 717951002136
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
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