Crashing

Overview

A writer suffering from a creative block stumbles into a situation most middle-aged man would envy in this independent comedy-drama from writer and director Gary Walkow. Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott) is a novelist who enjoyed overnight success with the publication of his first book, The Trouble With Dick. Seven years later, Richard is working on his second novel but hates the story more with each passing day, while his marriage to a well-known actress is falling apart. Richard agrees to speak to the class of ...
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Overview

A writer suffering from a creative block stumbles into a situation most middle-aged man would envy in this independent comedy-drama from writer and director Gary Walkow. Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott) is a novelist who enjoyed overnight success with the publication of his first book, The Trouble With Dick. Seven years later, Richard is working on his second novel but hates the story more with each passing day, while his marriage to a well-known actress is falling apart. Richard agrees to speak to the class of Diane (Alex Kingston), his former girlfriend who teaches a college literature course and inspired on of his novel's main characters. Spending the day with Diane is the last straw for Richard's wife, and she kicks him out of the house. During his lecture to the class, Richard comes clean about the sad state of his marriage and the fact he has no place to stay that night, and afterward one of the students, Kristin (Izabella Miko), offers Richard the use of the couch at her apartment. Jacqueline (Lizzy Caplan), Kristin's flatmate, is agreeable to Richard's presence, and offers a deal -- both Kristin and Jacqueline are aspiring writers, and in exchange for tutoring and "literary consultation," he's welcome to stay as long as he pleases. Before long, Richard's consultations with his new charges begin taking place in the bedroom, and Jacqueline informs him that she wants him to help her write a sexy novel that will help her become "the post-modern Jacqueline Suzanne." While Richard enjoys the ongoing ménage et trios at first, it doesn't take long for matters to become difficult and even dangerous. A sequel of sorts to Gary Walkow's first feature (called The Trouble With Dick), Crashing also features David Cross and Stephen Gyllenhaal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • UPC: 014381494228
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,010

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Campbell Scott Richard McMurray
Lizzy Caplan Jacqueline
Izabella Miko Kristin
Alex Kingston Diane Freed
David Cross Space Station Man
Stephen Gyllenhaal Writer
Duane Clarke
Cory Singer
Caleigh White
Technical Credits
Gary Walkow Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Iri Barg Co-producer
Paolo Durazzo Co-producer
Peter B. Ellis Production Designer
David Glanzer Casting
Andrew Huebscher Cinematographer
Ronald Judkins Co-producer
Jason Kuzia Production Designer
Mike McKone Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Russo Executive Producer
Joe Russo Executive Producer
Alain Silver Asst. Director, Original Story, Producer
Ron Smithee Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Stolz Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Troost Score Composer
Steve Vance Editor
Janet Walkow Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crashing
1. Kicked Out [5:05]
2. Weird Day [7:18]
3. The Couch [7:40]
4. Literary Consultation [5:46]
5. Writing Again [11:10]
6. A Story [5:23]
7. The Observer [6:45]
8. The Oracle [5:27]
9. Collaborating [9:19]
10. Crossing the Threshold [4:24]
11. You or Your Character? [7:46]
12. End Credits [3:35]
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Disc #1 -- Crashing
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