Intersection (1994 film)

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Directed by Mark Rydell
Produced by Mark Rydell
Bud Yorkin
Written by David Rayfiel
Marshall Brickman
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Edited by Mark Warner
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 21, 1994 (1994-01-21)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $45 million[1]
Box office $21,355,893

Intersection is a 1994 film, directed by Mark Rydell and starring Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich and Martin Landau. It is a remake of the French film Les choses de la vie (1970) by Claude Sautet, the story — set in Vancouver, British Columbia — concerns an architect (played by Gere) who, as his classic Mercedes 280SL roadster hurtles into a collision at an intersection, flashes through key moments in his life, including his marriage to a beautiful but chilly heiress (Stone) and his subsequent affair with a travel writer (Davidovich).

Plot summary[edit]

Vincent Eastman and his wife, Sally, run an architectural firm together. He is the architect and creative director while she is in charge of the business end. Unhappy at home, Vincent encounters a journalist, Olivia, and a romantic spark ignites between them. They attend an antique sale together and begin seeing each other whenever possible. After a quarrel with Sally at home, he moves out. While trying to decide which way to go with his life, Vincent's car is speeding along on a remote highway. Just as he makes up his mind what to do, Vincent is involved in a violent highway accident. He dies at a hospital, his personal life forever unresolved.



The film received poor reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes holding this film with a 10% rating based on 29 reviews.[2][3][4] It also won Sharon Stone a Golden Raspberry Award and a Stinker award[5] for Worst Actress for her performance in the film (also for The Specialist).

Box office[edit]

The movie was a failure at the box office.[6] It came in at #3 on its opening weekend behind Mrs. Doubtfire and Philadelphia, and went on to gross $21.3 million domestically against a $45 million budget.


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