THE CROSSING GUARD

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Release Date: November 17, 1995

Starring: Jack Nicholson, David Morse,
Anjelica Huston, & Robin
Wright

Genre: Drama

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Rating: R

Runtime: 105 minutes

Distributor: Miramax Films

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Writer: Sean Penn

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(B, VV, SSS, NNN, A, D, M) Ultimately redemptive worldview which regrettably condones nudity, sex & violence; 42 obscenities & 7 profanities; moderate violence including man slams heads against prison bars, man holds another in headlock, threats with a gun, & man falls and hits head; woman seductively passes burning torch over her body, breast rings, salacious dancing, fornication, & discussions of sex including discussion homosexual acts; extreme nudity, strip joints with nude dancing, & shot of nude woman after fornication; alcohol use; smoking; and, escape from police & breaking & entering

Summary:

CROSSING GUARD is an intense look at guilt and redemption. Freddy (Jack Nicholson) is a jeweler in Los Angeles, who is determine to kill John Booth, the hit and run killer of Freddy's daughter. CROSSING GUARD is a well made film with a heart. It is regrettable that Sean's quest for images has pushed him far beyond the moral sensibilities of most moral Americans into the sleazy world of extreme nudity and seedy sex.

Review:

CROSSING GUARD is an intense look at guilt and redemption. Freddy (Jack Nicholson) is a jeweler in Los Angeles, who is determined to kill, John Booth, the hit and run killer of Freddy's daughter. Freddy is obsessed with Booth. At night, Freddy spends his time in a strip joint trying to drown his sorrows in sex and alcohol. Booth emerges from prison a thoughtful, quiet and humble man. Freddy visits his ex-wife Mary and boasts that he is going to make her proud by killing Booth. Freddy bursts into Booth's trailer in the middle of the night only to find that he forgot to load his gun. Booth is prepared to die, but asks for three days of grace which Freddy grants him. During those three days, Booth leads an exemplarily life. On the night that he going to murder Booth, Freddy is stopped by the police for drunk driving. He escapes on foot, tracks down Booth and pursues him to an extraordinary ending.

CROSSING GUARD is an intelligent, artistic movie; however, getting through Freddy's private hell is a difficult chore. Thus, the movie assaults the audience with nudity, sex and salacious images that will offend most moral Americans. It is regrettable that Sean's quest for images has pushed him far beyond the sensibilities of most moral Americans.

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