Crossover (2006 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Preston A. Whitmore II
Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.
Written by Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring Anthony Mackie
Wesley Jonathan
Wayne Brady
Eva Pigford
Alecia Fears
Philip Champion
Lil' JJ
Music by Matthias Weber
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 2006 (2006-09-01)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5.8 million
Box office $7,009,668[1]

Crossover is a 2006 American basketball film. Crossover stars Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Wayne Brady, and Philip Champion in his film debut. It was written and directed by Preston A. Whitmore II and produced by Frank Mancuso Jr. Crossover was shot primarily in two cities in the United States, Detroit and Los Angeles. It was filmed between July 22, 2005 and August 28, 2005.


Noah Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) is a naturally talented basketball player who receives an athletic scholarship to UCLA after the death of his mother where he moves to the suburbs. Although he is a skilled player, Cruise wishes to use his scholarship to obtain a career in the medical field. He has to deal with external forces that come with his talent, most notably pushy sports agent Vaughn (Wayne Brady) and his two best friends Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Up (Lil' JJ). Vaughn pressures Cruise to pursue a career in professional sports, while Tech, also a basketball prodigy, dreams of beating his rival Jewelz (Champion) in a streetball competition. Tech is also struggling to obtain his GED to move past his Detroit surroundings and an assault charge that he took to protect Cruise. The friends meet two women along the way, Vanessa (Eva Pigford) and Eboni (Alecia Fears), and they head to Los Angeles on a trip that will change their lives forever.



As of September 2014, the movie has a 2% score on ratings aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on sixty-two reviews.[2]

Crossover also did poorly at the box office, earning roughly US$3.7 million on opening weekend. However, thanks to an exceptionally small budget, the film has managed to garner a relatively fair amount of success, grossing just over $7 million by the end of its short-lived 29 days in theaters and only costing $5.8 million to produce.[3]

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