• Crash (1997)


Release Date: March 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

NC-17 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

"Crash" is about the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and the tendency to eroticize danger. Most motorists will slow down to stare at the scene of a collision; they may feel their pulses quickening and become aware of the fragility of their own bodies. The characters of "Crash" carry this awareness a step further, cherishing and nurturing it. For them, a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and a jolting life force they come to crave.

Cast: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette, Peter MacNeill, Cheryl Swarts, Boyd Banks

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Death , Wife , Marriage , Temptation , Forbidden love , Car , Tense , Quest , Emotional , 1990s , Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    USA Today

    Crash seems incredibly prescient, yet rather naive. The film is a stunning document of our alienated civilization, all the more compelling with its dolorous, almost liturgical tones. show more

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    You may well hate Crash, but if intensity is what you seek in a darkened theatre, you'll hate missing it even more. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Cronenberg has made a movie that is pornographic in form, but not in result. show more

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