Crossed Over (2002)

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Based on the autobiographical book by novelist Beverly Lowry, the made-for-TV Crossed Over chronicles the unlikely friendship between Lowry and one of America's most notorious death-row inmates. Consumed by grief after the hit-and-run death of her 18-year-old son Peter (Nick Roth), Beverly Lowry (played by Diane Keaton, who also executive-produced the film) is unable to overcome her depression, despite the tender ministrations of her supportive husband Ethan (Maury Chaykin). But when a psychic informs her that her son's death was caused by a woman, Beverly obsessively begins researching the lives of other women who'd taken lives. The trail of information leads her to the infamous Karla Faye Tucker (Jennifer Jason Leigh), slated to become the first white woman executed for murder in Texas in 135 years. Although the film necessarily telescopes the facts (the actual relationship between Lowry and Tucker spanned nearly a decade), the film successfully details how Beverly's friendship with the doomed Karla enabled both women to expunge the demons within their respective souls. Filmed in Toronto, Crossed Over was originally aired by CBS on March 3, 2002.
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PG
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Alliance Atlantis

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Cast

Diane Keaton
as Beverly Lowry
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Karla Faye Tucker
Maury Chaykin
as Ethan Lowry
Nick Roth
as Peter Lowry
Karl Pruner
as Henry Quinn
Patrick Galligan
as Dana Brown
Alexa Gilmour
as Kari Tucker
Mika Ward
as Deborah Thornton
Richard Eden
as Joe Magliolo
Sean Bell
as Danny Garrett
Jake Simons
as Doug Garrett
Matthew Cooke
as Jackson
Terry Harford
as Surgeon
Ian Downie
as Minister
Bruce Beaton
as Jerry Dean
Susannah Hoffmann
as Karla's Mother
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Audience Reviews for Crossed Over

½

Pretty good. Nothing wrong with this film..it's just that there isn't that much memorable about it either. Seems like I have seen this before, but with other deathrow inmates. Diane Keaton does add a little spark to this rather average movie. Just a little, though.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I haven't read the book and I'm completely unfamiliar with the true events this movie is based on, but I found the movie more or less interesting. It's not something I'd be likely to watch again, and honestly if it hadn't been available to watch online I may not have bothered at all. But it kept my interest for the most part, which is more than can be said for some other films of its type that I've seen recently. The performances by Diane Keaton and Jennifer Jason Leigh are solid. This isn't fantastic, but it's worth seeing.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee
½

A made for television Drama, based on a true story of loss and unconventional grieving. Whilst Jennifer Jason Leigh suited the role of the rebelious murderer, perhaps this film didn't warrent the talent of Diane Keaton and as a result didn't make this too worthy a role for her. Watchable, but forgetable.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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