The Crossing Guard

The Crossing Guard (1995)

...some lives cross, others collide.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1995-11-15
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 136 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America
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After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiraling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At he end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.

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  • Jack Nicholson

    as Freddy Gale
  • David Morse

    as John Booth
  • Anjelica Huston

    as Mary
  • Robin Wright

    as Jojo
  • Piper Laurie

    as Helen Booth
  • Richard Bradford

    as Stuart Booth
  • Priscilla Barnes

    as Verna
  • David Baerwald

    as Peter
  • Robbie Robertson

    as Roger
  • John Savage

    as Bobby
  • Kari Wuhrer

    as Mia
  • Jennifer Leigh Warren

    as Jennifer
  • Kellita Smith

    as Tanya
  • Bobby Cooper

    as Coop
  • Jeff Morris

    as Silas
  • Buddy Anderson

    as Buddy
  • Edward L. Katz

    as Eddie
  • Joe Viterelli

    as Joe
  • Eileen Ryan

    as Woman in shop
  • Ryo Ishibashi

    as Jefferey
  • Dennis Fanning

    as Cop #1
  • Lisa Crawford

    as Cop #2
  • Jay Koiwai

    as Asian Man
  • Elizabeth Gilliam

    as Little Asian Girl
  • Michael Ryan

    as Twin Boy #1
  • Leo Penn

    as Hank
  • Penelope Allen

    as Woman On Bus
  • Richard C. Sarafian

    as Sunny Ventura
  • Matthew Ryan

    as Twin Boy #2
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Directing Sean Penn Director
Production Sean Penn Producer
Writing Sean Penn Writer
Art Michael D. Haller Production Design
Sound Jack Nitzsche Original Music Composer
Art Derek R. Hill Set Decoration
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Editing Jay Cassidy Editor
Production Richard N. Gladstein Executive Producer
Production Don Phillips Casting
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Abrums Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jill M. Ohanneson Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Marlene D. Williams Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Margaret E. Elliott Makeup Artist
Camera Joyce Rudolph Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Lynda Gurasich Hairstylist
Production David Hamburger Producer
Production David Hamburger Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Hallie D'Amore Makeup Artist
Directing Carol DePasquale Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Stephen Robinette Hairstylist