Cross and the Switchblade

Cross and the Switchblade

Director: Don Murray

Cast: Don Murray, Pat Boone, Erik Estrada, Jo Ann Robinson

     
 

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Based on a true story, David Wilkerson (Pat Boone) is the small-town preacher who gets caught in the shadows of a crime-ridden neighborhood in New York City. He encounters a gang led by Nicky Cruz (Erik Estrada), and David brings a message of hope to the angry youths. Guided by the street-wise Little Bo (Jo-Ann Robinson), David quickly learns about the neighborhood… See more details below

Overview

Based on a true story, David Wilkerson (Pat Boone) is the small-town preacher who gets caught in the shadows of a crime-ridden neighborhood in New York City. He encounters a gang led by Nicky Cruz (Erik Estrada), and David brings a message of hope to the angry youths. Guided by the street-wise Little Bo (Jo-Ann Robinson), David quickly learns about the neighborhood and how to approach the cynical juveniles. This moralistic family film attempts to give hope to those who walk in the shadows of darkness. Despite the preachy nature of the plot, it is a well-done film and Pat Boone's character relates well to the targeted white, middle-class audience. Nicky Cruz would go on to become an ordained minister, preaching the gospel due to the initial efforts of David Wilkerson.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
UPC:
0727985005065
Original Release:
1970
Source:
Ross Records
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
13,565

Special Features

Biographical information on actord; Director's commentary; Testimony by Nicky Cruz; Making of the film

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pat Boone David Wilkerson
Erik Estrada Nicky
Jo Ann Robinson Little Bo
Dino de Filippi Israel
Don Blakely Abdullah
Gil Frazier Big Cat
Don Lamond Sgt. Delano
Sam Capuano Mr. Gomez
Alex Colon Mingo
Hector Mercado Moonlight
Stew Silver Augie
Dorothy James Mrs. Gomez
David Connell Pusher
Michelle Galjour Angela
Darrel Adleman Pawnbroker
Jonelle Allen Bishop Deb
Victor Bumbalo Hugo
Jackie Cronin Norma
Jay Devlin District Attorney
Laura Figueroa Mau Mau Deb
Jackelyn Giroux Rosa
Thomas Mooney Chance
Mark Dawson Policeman
Tim Pelt Bishop
Vince O'Brien Actor

Technical Credits
Don Murray Director,Screenwriter
Charles Bailey Art Director
James Bonnet Screenwriter
Ralph Carmichael Score Composer
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Dick Ross Producer
Angelo Ross Editor
Pearl Somner Costumes/Costume Designer
Julian C. Townsend Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cross and the Switchblade
1. The Courthouse [5:07]
2. Befriended by Little Bo [9:21]
3. Warlord Meeting [8:17]
4. David Meets Pastor Gomez [4:41]
5. The Rumble [7:20]
6. Street Preaching [5:13]
7. The Clubhouse [4:00]
8. Nicky's Torment [2:10]
9. Rosa's Drug Arrangement With Nicky [5:43]
10. Planning the Rally [3:05]
11. Rosa's Battle With Drugs [8:13]
12. Funeral Ambush [6:50]
13. Nicky Rejects Rosa [8:45]
14. The Rally [8:10]
15. The Offering [4:33]
16. David's Message [6:42]
17. Attempted Rumble [6:39]
18. Credits [1:00]

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