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Crash: Season 1 (2008-2009)

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Critic Consensus: Crash attempts to tackle provocative social issues, but it's ultimately stymied by its thin characters, absurd plotting, and heavy-handed preachiness.

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The Best Picture Oscar-winning film cruises to cable in Season 1 of this compelling dramatic series. It's a collection of polyglot profiles of all walks of ethnic Los Angelenos that also features another creepily charismatic turn by Dennis Hopper, who plays a poetic, proselytizing psychotic record producer in the middle of a "fallow period" of creativity. Other prominent characters include more dirty, corrupt, adulterous, conflicted cops than you can shake a nightstick at, and a boiling-over melting pot of troubled citizenry.

Cast

Dennis Hopper
as Ben Cendars
Ross McCall
as Kenny Battaglia
Clare Carey
as Christine Emory
Arlene Tur
as Bebe Arcel
Luis Chavez
as Cesar Uman
Brian Tee
as Eddie Choi
Jocko Sims
as Anthony Adams
Nick E. Tarabay
as Axel Finet
D.B. Sweeney
as Peter Emory
Linda Park
as Maggie
Michael Fairman
as Lou Loskey
Eloise Mumford
as Megan Emory
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Critic Reviews for Crash: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (11)

On the whole, I'd rather watch my car overheat in rush hour traffic.

October 17, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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With six separate storylines following characters not in the movie, Crash could become a complicated serial.

October 12, 2008 | Full Review…

Crash, based on the Oscar-winning movie, is a show that's madly in love with its own daring and importance.

October 17, 2008 | Full Review…

Unless Crash the show improves rapidly, it'll just provide more fuel for the people angered that the movie beat out Brokeback Mountain and Munich for the big prize.

October 17, 2008 | Full Review…

The cast does the best they can with the material, but considering how unbelievable the writing is, there's little they can do to lessen the feeling that we're watching a soap opera with nice production values, plus nudity and swearing.

October 17, 2008 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Crash, based upon the Oscar-winning movie, won't prompt much rubbernecking.

October 17, 2008 | Full Review…

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