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Crisscross (1992)

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Goldie Hawn makes a change of pace in this downbeat drama about a mother' sacrifice for her family, and her son's attempts to save her from herself. When John Cross (Keith Carradine) returns home to Key West, Florida in 1969 after a tour of duty as a fighter pilot in Viet Nam, he's an emotionally shattered man; he begins drinking heavily and, in an desperate effort to find himself, abandons his wife Tracy (Goldie Hawn) and their 12-year-old son Chris (David Arnott) to live in a monastery, where he takes a vow of silence. Left with no means of support for herself or her son, Tracy takes a job as a bartender at a sleazy strip joint, but when she finds out how much more money the dancers are making, she reluctantly moves on to a career as a go-go girl. When Chris finds out about his mother's new job, he wants to rescue her from a shameful and humiliating (if profitable) career and stars taking odd jobs, including running fresh catch from a local fisherman to the restaurant in a resort hotel. However, Chris soon discovers that's he's actually being making cocaine drops, with the drugs hidden inside the fish; Chris makes the dangerous decision to steal the drugs and sell them himself. The supporting cast features Arliss Howard and Steve Buscemi.
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R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre:
Drama
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast

Goldie Hawn
as Tracy Cross
David Arnott
as Chris Cross
James Gammon
as Emmett
Keith Carradine
as John Cross
J.C. Quinn
as Jetty
Paul Calderon
as Blacky
Anna Levine
as Monica
Neil Giuntoli
as Snyder
Christy Martin
as Termina
John Nesci
as Connie
Annie McEnroe
as Mrs. Sivil
Tim Settimi
as Mr. Sivil
Carol Hankamp
as Mrs. Smethurst
Brother Paul Johnson
as Brother Timothy
Ronald Cellilo
as Eggs Over Easy
Gregory Wolf
as Carrot Eater
Ray Bastenero
as Truck Driver
Rebel
as Himself
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Waitress turns to stripping to make more money for son and herself. Son turns to cocaine sales to make more money for he and his mother. 1969 Florida. Some good moments and some flat spots.

Alaine B
Alaine B
½

Goldie tries something different and misses. Average drama with good intentions but nothing special. If you want to see Goldie in a change of pace watch Deceived instead it's much better.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Believable story, much better than I was anticipating. Goldie Hawn does a decent job in a dramatic role, David Arnott as her son does very well. The Key West setting is an added plus, it made it more convincing. Good cinematography and score.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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