The Crossing Guard (1995)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

The Crossing Guard (1995) Poster

Freddy Gale is a seedy jeweller who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl.




  • Jack Nicholson in The Crossing Guard (1995)
  • Anjelica Huston and Robert Graham at an event for The Crossing Guard (1995)
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  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman at an event for The Crossing Guard (1995)
  • Timothy Dalton at an event for The Crossing Guard (1995)
  • Jack Nicholson in The Crossing Guard (1995)

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13 August 2004 | tfrizzell
Minimal Guarding Needed.
Uneven piece from director Sean Penn has moody jeweler Jack Nicholson swearing revenge on the man (David Morse) who killed his daughter while driving drunk. Morse has just been released from prison and Nicholson has circled the date of his release in the hopes of getting the justice that he feels was never served. Anjelica Huston is also around as Nicholson's ex-wife (and the doomed girl's mother). Nicholson once again does what he can with shaky direction and a screenplay that runs around in circles. The film was meant to be a testament to redemption and forgiveness, but sadly the execution stumbles around and eventually falls apart. Penn, an unremarkable film-maker, wastes the talents of his marquee players on unclear techniques and poor attempts at cinematic symbolism. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,804 19 November 1995

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