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26th Aug '11 2:04:37 PM djbj
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Moved page to the Film namespace, turned this into a disambig page.
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Crash_poster_v2_5263.JPG ->"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we [[TitleDrop crash]] into each other, just so we can feel something." ->'''Det. Graham Waters''' If you're looking for the J.G. Ballard novel which inspired a completely different film, [[{{Literature/Crash}} go here]]. If not, read on. A film that debuted in the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, ''Crash'' saw general release the next year. This ensemble piece, directed by Paul Haggis, addresses racism affecting the lives of several Los Angelenos as they intersect over several days' time. The incident that starts it all off is the carjacking of a white couple, the Cabots, by two black carjackers, Anthony and Peter. ---- !!!!This Film features examples of: * AdoptTheDog: Anthony releasing the vanload of illegal immigrants rather than selling them. * AsianDrivers: Towards the end of the film, causing said crash and with a heavy accent to boot. For a movie about racial stereotypes, this is pretty ironic, no? * AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. * BitingTheHandHumour: Antony's rant about why modern Hip Hop music sucks. Anthony is played by Ludacris, a hip-hop artist. * ChekhovsGun: Plenty. * DeathByRacism: Averted and subverted. * EmbarrassingCoverUp: After the incident with the Thayers, Tom sets out to report his partner John's racism. However, his [[KeithDavid African American superior]] doesn't want to raise a stink about it. So, he lets him get reassigned on the condition he agrees to accept a cover story about his flatulence. * HumansAreFlawed * HyperlinkStory * HypocriticalHumor: Done rather darkly; most memorably, the carjacking that sets everything off is perpetrated after Anthony rants about why white Los Angelenos, the LAPD especially, would think the worst of them even if they aren't intimidating. -->'''Anthony''': "So why aren't we scared?" -->'''Peter''': "Because we have guns?" -->'''Anthony''': "You could be right." * IncomingHam: Quite a bit, though [[SandraBullock Mrs Cabot]]'s fuming racist tirade and Terence Howard going Tupac on a cop who's stopped him stand out. * LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters * NobleBigotWithABadge: Officer John Ryan. * NotSoDifferent: Hey, guess what, we have the same figurine. That's funny. [[spoiler:Oh crap you just shot me.]] * OneDegreeOfSeparation * OneWomanWail: She pretty much sings through the entire second half of the movie. * OscarBait * PatronSaint: A miniature statue of St. Christopher. * RecycledTheSeries: The TV show ''Series/{{Crash}}'', starring the late DennisHopper as a misanthropic Hollywood producer whose life intersects with characters from all walks of life in LA. (See Series page). * SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1991 film ''GrandCanyon'', starring Steve Martin as a misanthropic Hollywood producer (playing against type) whose life intersects with characters from all walks of life in LA, which popularized the notion that LA was a WretchedHive of [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Class Tension]]. A year before the Rodney King riots. If not, in fact, TheRemake of ''Grand Canyon''. * TakingTheBullet: After Farhad's store is sacked, he decides to confront his suspected crook, Daniel. Daniel's daughter decides to save him with her invisible cloak. Nobody dies because [[spoiler: the bullets were blanks.]] * TheManIsKeepingUsDown ---- <<|{{Film}}|>>
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Crash_poster_v2_5263.JPG ->"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we [[TitleDrop crash]] into each other, just so we can feel something." ->'''Det. Graham Waters''' This is a disambiguation page. * If you're looking for the article on the 2004 Academy Award winning film, go [[Film/{{Crash}} here]]. * If you're looking for the article on the J.G. Ballard novel which inspired a completely different film, go [[{{Literature/Crash}} go here]]. If not, read on. A film that debuted in the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, ''Crash'' saw general release the next year. This ensemble piece, directed by Paul Haggis, addresses racism affecting the lives of several Los Angelenos as they intersect over several days' time. The incident that starts it all off is the carjacking of a white couple, the Cabots, by two black carjackers, Anthony and Peter. ---- !!!!This Film features examples of: * AdoptTheDog: Anthony releasing the vanload of illegal immigrants rather than selling them. * AsianDrivers: Towards the end of the film, causing said crash and with a heavy accent to boot. For a movie about racial stereotypes, this is pretty ironic, no? * AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. * BitingTheHandHumour: Antony's rant about why modern Hip Hop music sucks. Anthony is played by Ludacris, a hip-hop artist. * ChekhovsGun: Plenty. * DeathByRacism: Averted and subverted. * EmbarrassingCoverUp: After the incident with the Thayers, Tom sets out to report his partner John's racism. However, his [[KeithDavid African American superior]] doesn't want to raise a stink about it. So, he lets him get reassigned on the condition he agrees to accept a cover story about his flatulence. * HumansAreFlawed * HyperlinkStory * HypocriticalHumor: Done rather darkly; most memorably, the carjacking that sets everything off is perpetrated after Anthony rants about why white Los Angelenos, the LAPD especially, would think the worst of them even if they aren't intimidating. -->'''Anthony''': "So why aren't we scared?" -->'''Peter''': "Because we have guns?" -->'''Anthony''': "You could be right." * IncomingHam: Quite a bit, though [[SandraBullock Mrs Cabot]]'s fuming racist tirade and Terence Howard going Tupac on a cop who's stopped him stand out. * LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters * NobleBigotWithABadge: Officer John Ryan. * NotSoDifferent: Hey, guess what, we have the same figurine. That's funny. [[spoiler:Oh crap you just shot me.]] * OneDegreeOfSeparation * OneWomanWail: She pretty much sings through the entire second half of the movie. * OscarBait * PatronSaint: A miniature statue of St. Christopher. * RecycledTheSeries: The TV show ''Series/{{Crash}}'', starring the late DennisHopper as a misanthropic Hollywood producer whose life intersects with characters from all walks of life in LA. (See Series page). * SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1991 film ''GrandCanyon'', starring Steve Martin as a misanthropic Hollywood producer (playing against type) whose life intersects with characters from all walks of life in LA, which popularized the notion that LA was a WretchedHive of [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Class Tension]]. A year before the Rodney King riots. If not, in fact, TheRemake of ''Grand Canyon''. * TakingTheBullet: After Farhad's store is sacked, he decides to confront his suspected crook, Daniel. Daniel's daughter decides to save him with her invisible cloak. Nobody dies because [[spoiler: the bullets were blanks.]] * TheManIsKeepingUsDown ---- <<|{{Film}}|>>here]].
29th Jul '11 4:00:34 PM DesertDragon
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Iran is part of Asia
* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. [[spoiler:Technically not-he's Iranian.]]
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* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. [[spoiler:Technically not-he's Iranian.]]
29th Jul '11 3:59:49 PM DesertDragon
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Let's not rant.
A film that debuted in the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, ''Crash'' saw general release the next year and went on to become perhaps the most infamous perpetrator of AwardSnub in Oscars history (aside from HowGreenWasMyValley, of course). This ensemble piece, directed by Paul Haggis, concerns the lives of several Los Angelenos as they intersect over several days' time. The incident that starts this is the carjacking of a white couple, the Cabots, by two black carjackers, Anthony and Peter.
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A film that debuted in the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, ''Crash'' saw general release the next year and went on to become perhaps the most infamous perpetrator of AwardSnub in Oscars history (aside from HowGreenWasMyValley, of course). year. This ensemble piece, directed by Paul Haggis, concerns addresses racism affecting the lives of several Los Angelenos as they intersect over several days' time. The incident that starts this it all off is the carjacking of a white couple, the Cabots, by two black carjackers, Anthony and Peter.
24th Jul '11 5:16:11 PM JoeStrong
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* BitingTheHandHumour: Antony's rant about why modern Hip Hop music sucks.
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* BitingTheHandHumour: Antony's rant about why modern Hip Hop music sucks. Anthony is played by Ludacris, a hip-hop artist.
19th Jul '11 4:55:32 PM AnimeOtaku
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* BitingTheHandHumour: Antony's rant about why modern Hip Hop music sucks.
11th Jul '11 8:10:27 AM runawayjoincircus
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-->'''Peter''': "Because we have guns?"\\ '''Anthony''': "You could be right."
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-->'''Anthony''': "So why aren't we scared?" -->'''Peter''': "Because we have guns?"\\ '''Anthony''': guns?" -->'''Anthony''': "You could be right."
5th Jul '11 12:52:56 AM Fireblood
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Minor edit
* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. [[Spoiler: Technically not: he's Iranian.]]
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* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. [[Spoiler: Technically not: he's [[spoiler:Technically not-he's Iranian.]]
5th Jul '11 12:52:25 AM Fireblood
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Minor edit
* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad.
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* AsianStoreOwner: Farhad. [[Spoiler: Technically not: he's Iranian.]]
12th Jun '11 8:10:47 PM stardust_rain
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* AsianDriver: Yup. For a movie about racial sterotypes, this is pretty ironic, no?
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* AsianDriver: Yup. AsianDrivers: Towards the end of the film, causing said crash and with a heavy accent to boot. For a movie about racial sterotypes, stereotypes, this is pretty ironic, no?
12th Jun '11 8:07:07 PM stardust_rain
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* AsianDriver: Yup. For a movie about racial sterotypes, this is pretty ironic, no?

* TakingTheBullet: After Farhad's store is sacked, he decides to confront his suspected crook, Daniel. Daniel's daughter decides to save him with her invisible cloak.? Nobody dies because [[spoiler: the bullets were blanks.]]
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* TakingTheBullet: After Farhad's store is sacked, he decides to confront his suspected crook, Daniel. Daniel's daughter decides to save him with her invisible cloak.? Nobody dies because [[spoiler: the bullets were blanks.]]
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