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The Crossing Guard (1995)

Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.

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Storyline

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiralling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At the end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other. Written by Anthony

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Some lives cross, others collide.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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16 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Crossing Guard  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$832,910
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Jack Nicholson turned down the role of Mitch Leary in the Clint Eastwood film In the Line of Fire (1993), which went to John Malkovich. Ironically, Leary uses the alias "John Booth" in reference to John Wilkes Booth and the Abraham Lincoln assassination to taunt Eastwood's character. Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro were also considered. Sean Penn has worked with Duvall, De Niro, Nicholson, and Eastwood. See more »

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Peter's hair position changes when he says the famous line, "Did you get butt-fuc**d in prison?" and after John replies "It only hurts the first time". See more »

Quotes

Peter: In the joint, did you get butt-fucked?
John Booth: It only hurts the first time.
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Clyde is Hungry Watchdog - Dr Edward Katz See more »

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References Bright Eyes (1934) See more »

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Any Time, Any Place, Any Where
Written and Performed by Hadda Brooks
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Great talent wasted thanks to weak script
20 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film should have been good. It has a potentially great plot, and the first few scenes are very good. Then, it simply falls apart, and the main plot is basically ignored for much of the remainder of the movie. I also found the ending to be somewhat disappointing, although it was nice to see the focus back on the central storyline. The acting was certainly good, as you would expect in a Jack Nicholson movie, but the real tragedy is that David Morse was absolutely wasted. He was outstanding, but he rarely had anything to work with. What a disappointment.


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