- 1 hr 52 min
The movie Crash, released in 2005 is an ensemble film about various characters that have their own dilemmas, but are ultimately woven into one bigger picture. The first duo of characters are two police offices in Los Angeles that are investigating a murder that might have been racially motivated. The lead police detective Graham Waters, played by Don Cheadle, is in charge of investigating the murder along with the aid of his partner with whom he's been having an affair with. Meanwhile, a 17 year old LAPD officer named Jack Ryan, played by Matt Dillon and his partner played by Ryan Phillipe, have their own agendas to cater to. During the movie, Graham Waters has an ongoing affair with his Latino partner; Waters occasionally also refers to the Latino woman he's having an affair with as "A white woman." or sometimes he also refers to her as "Mexican." Phillipe's character chooses to cut ties with his partner Jack Ryan, who often takes advantage of his law enforcement position, when he fondles a woman during a traffic stop. During these events, the District Attorney, played by Brendan Fraser and his wife have their car stolen by two thieves played by Larenz Tate and Chris Ludacris Bridges. The movie Crash plays largely on racism tension between groups and the tendency to cause hurt or pain towards another race. This movie also details each character so the audience has a chance to understand their emotions and cause for their actions. This allows the audience to somehow choose to understand what causes the characters actions based on racial tensions. Crash forces various different racial groups with various agendas to all come together because of certain actions taken in the movie. This tells the audience a story about how the different classes react and settle differences. When Chris Ludacris Bridges and his partner steal the D.A.'s Lincoln Navigator, this causes a police search for the vehicle. Another Lincoln Navigator, driven by Terrance Howard is pulled over by the police; Matt Dillon has them step out of the vehicle and he fondles the wife in front of the husband while he searches her. He does this because of being driven by the thought that the people in the vehicle must have stole it because of the fact they're black. The character's roles all tie in together and eventually leads to a finale that allows the characters to discover each others roles in the situation at large.