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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

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The adventures of three teenage friends in 1970s Detroit.

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Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Charles ... Mort Golden
Jason Gedrick ... Tim Reese
Stephen Baldwin ... Danny Morgan
Cheryl Pollak ... Carol Brockton
Rita Taggart ... Kate Golden
Hy Anzell ... Manny Goldfarb
Richard Edson ... Mitchell
Ken Jenkins ... Lou Morgan
Abraham Benrubi ... Rinny
David Schwimmer ... John Anderson
Bob Nickman Bob Nickman ... Baldy
James Krag James Krag ... Smiling Jack
Rana Haugen Rana Haugen ... Monica
Jeffrey Tambor ... Uncle Alby
Todd Tidgewell Todd Tidgewell ... Ricky Toller
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Storyline

An off-screen narrator, Mort Golden, takes us back to winter around 1975, the year he was 21. He and his two buddies, Tim and Danny, have a fateful trip over the bridge from Detroit into Canada. The three of them are going nowhere in life, although Mort has thoughts of being a writer, while his mom wants him to go to college. He and his pals contemplate making a quick fortune transporting drugs over the border in their beat-up Buick, "the war wagon." Mort's also hopelessly in love with a girl he dated briefly a couple years before. With border inspectors, Tim's temper, and Danny's bottled up emotions, is there any way this can end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a trip . . . See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...und sie spielten mit dem Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,695, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$479,676

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$479,676
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Jeffery Katzenberg was the CEO of Disney, he viewed the film and loved it and offered Mike Binder practically anything since Sony was also making a strong pitch to Binder. Binder accepted Katzenberg's offer and got a three picture deal with the studio which continued with another film based on Binder's youth, Indian Summer which was filming when this film was released. See more »

Goofs

Miller Genuine Draft neon sign is seen in the window of a store as the two main characters are walking through town. MGD did not exist until 1985. See more »

Quotes

Monica: This man survived the concentration camps. And then he met YOU.
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Fortunate Son
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Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Published by Jondora Music
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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youthful friendship means so much...
3 September 1999 | by one starSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie in English class, during my senior year of high school with great fondness. I sat next to my best friend and we loved every moment of this movie. As I sit here and think about it now, I realize that our appreciation for this film had probably very little to do with the fundamentals of good movie-making (ex: acting, direction, musical score), but can instead be attributed to the fact that it displays friendship in one of its purest forms. The film is an illustrated test of loyalty, and what being friends as an adolescent is all about. It made me appreciate my best friend that much more, and in the end, I left class feeling a little bit better about being a kid.


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