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Crossing, The (George Ogilvie, 1990) wr. Ranald Allan, dp Jeff Darling; Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer; reminiscent of Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955), according to Raffaele Caputo
I watched The Crossing to see why Danielle Spencer became Mrs Crowe. In the plot, Johnny kills off the competition, so there's no alternative. I can't imagine Rusty, IRL, not getting the girl. The other thing I was wondering, watching this load of cobblers, was if the DOP ever got another gig. [I looked him up. He didn't.] It's the not the best shot film I've ever seen. Or written. Etc.
The shocking climax comes all too unexpectedly, in a devastating sequence involving alcohol, speed and emotional vulnerability. Powerful and involving, The Crossing is a classic Australian film. Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile.
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