Crash

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Crash is a 1996 British-Canadian psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car crashes, a notable form of paraphilia. read more

Crash is a 1996 British-Canadian psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car crashes, a notable form of paraphilia. The film stars James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, and Rosanna Arquette. The film generated considerable controversy upon its release and opened to mixed and highly divergent reactions from critics. While some praised the film for its daring premise and originality, others criticized its combination of graphic sexuality and violence. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize, considered the third-most prestigious prize of the festival. The film's music score was composed by Howard Shore.

Original Release

07/17/1996

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Cast

James Spader James Ballard
Deborah Kara Unger Catherine Ballard
Holly Hunter Helen Remington
Elias Koteas Vaughan
Rosanna Arquette Gabrielle
Peter MacNeill Colin Seagrave
Cheryl Swarts Vera Seagrave
Yolande Julian Airport Hooker
Nicky Guadagni Tattooist
Ronn Sarosiak A.D.
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Cronenberg

Writers

David Cronenberg, J.G. Ballard

Cast

Producers

Robert Lantos Executive Producer
Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer
Chris Auty Executive Producer
David Cronenberg Executive Producer
Andras Hamori Executive Producer
Stéphane Reichel Executive Producer
Marilyn Stonehouse Executive Producer
David Cronenberg Producer
Robert Lantos Producer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Stéphane Reichel Producer
Marilyn Stonehouse Producer

Editors

Ronald Sanders

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