Crossing Over

Crossing Over

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Director: Wayne Kramer

Cast: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta

     
 

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Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd star in Running Scared writer/director Wayne Kramer's harrowing look at life amongst illegal immigrants and the immigration enforcement agents whose job it is to ensureSee more details below

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Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd star in Running Scared writer/director Wayne Kramer's harrowing look at life amongst illegal immigrants and the immigration enforcement agents whose job it is to ensure that the U.S. borders remain secure. Every day, a new batch of immigrants comes flooding into Los Angeles in search of the American dream -- and every day the price of that dream rises exponentially. As the desperation of these newcomers continually tests the humanity of Los Angeles immigration enforcement officers, the face of a 21st century L.A. gradually begins to take form.

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Crossing Over successfully follows the template established by Traffic, Babel, Crash, and Fast Food Nation for sociopolitical drama across multiple demographics. But you wouldn't know it from the film's box-office performance. It couldn't clear a half-million dollars domestically, a strange outcome indeed for a movie featuring one of the most bankable stars of the last three decades in Harrison Ford. Writer-director Wayne Kramer deserved a larger audience for his timely examination of the harsh realities of U.S. immigration law, which represents a personal graduation from stylish genre films (The Cooler, Running Scared) to more prestigious, serious subject matter. Crossing Over isn't always subtle, and perhaps the prospect of all that feel-bad moralizing turned some viewers away. But the film does engagingly present an array of topical issues, starting with the political hot potato at the Mexican border, and expanding outward to others we rarely hear about. Kramer also offers up a teenage girl threatened with deportation for her rhetorical stance in a school project, a Korean gangbanger who may be killed before he's naturalized, and even an Australian actress attempting to overstay her work visa. There's some level of melodrama in the way these case studies play out, but they make a useful snapshot of the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses America once welcomed without hesitation. Kramer finds the shades of gray in his talented cast, particularly Cliff Curtis as an Iranian-born INS agent, Ray Liotta as a sleazy immigration officer, Alice Eve as the Australian ingenue, and Summer Bishil as the Bangladeshi teen whose schoolwork flags her as an Islamic extremist. Only the unremittingly glum Ford isn't very nuanced, but that works well as a conscious choice for his character, who's spiritually broken by a lifetime of raiding workplaces and crushing dreams.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
UPC:
0796019820264
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
R
Source:
Weinstein Company
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
18,453

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford Max Brogan
Ashley Judd Denise Frankel
Ray Liotta Cole Frankel
Cliff Curtis Hamid Baraheri
Jim Sturgess Gavin Kossef
Alice Braga Mireya Sanchez
Alice Eve Claire Shepard
Justin Chon Yong Kim
Summer Bishil Taslima Jahangir
Melody Khazae Zahra Baraheri
Tammin Sursok Actor
Terence Bernie Hines Actor
Lizzy Caplan Marla

Technical Credits
Wayne Kramer Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Beugg Executive Producer
Kristin M. Burke Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Coburn Editor
Toby Corbett Production Designer
Richard L. Fox Asst. Director
Mark Isham Score Composer
Frank Marshall Producer
Anne McCarthy Casting
Brian Ross Musical Direction/Supervision
Jay Scully Casting
Greg "Fingers" Taylor Co-producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
James Whitaker Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crossing Over
1. Sweatshop Bust [6:38]
2. Gavin's Dream [2:27]
3. A Controversial Speech [5:29]
4. Don't Mistake the Enemy [6:09]
5. Rescuing Mireya's Son [3:12]
6. Claire's Situation [5:34]
7. Taslima Detained [8:27]
8. A Shunning [5:45]
9. The Jewish Faith [3:13]
10. At Risk [2:23]
11. Fallen Angel [:40]
12. Claire's Confession [6:16]
13. New Deal [4:47]
14. A Mitzvah [7:10]
15. The Security Tapes [6:54]
16. Armed Robbery [4:56]
17. The Ceremony [8:16]
18. New Beginnings [9:42]
19. Delivering the News [5:19]
20. End Credits [3:22]

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