Intersection (1994 film)
|Directed by||Mark Rydell|
|Produced by||Mark Rydell|
|Written by||David Rayfiel|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Mark Warner|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
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).
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Vincent Eastman and his wife, Sally, run an architectural firm together. He is the architect and creative director while Sally handles the firm's business end. Unhappy in his marriage to Sally, with whom he has a daughter, Vincent's relationship is more of a business than a family.
Vincent encounters a journalist, Olivia Marshak, 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, Vincent moves out but is still torn between his marriage and the possibility of a future with Olivia.
At first deciding that the best course of action for everyone is for him to remain in his unhappy marriage, Vincent writes a letter to Olivia explaining that he is going back to his wife. Before he can mail it, he stops at a convenience store in the country and sees a little girl who reminds him of Olivia. Realizing his true feelings for Olivia, Vincent calls her and leaves a message on her answering machine, telling Olivia that he loves her, wants to start a life with her, and that he's certain about his choice.
While speeding back to the city to be with Olivia, Vincent is in a car accident and dies. At the hospital, Sally receives Vincent's belongings, and finds the letter to Olivia. When Olivia shows up at the hospital, Sally doesn't tell Olivia about the letter; in turn, Olivia doesn't tell Sally about the message that Vincent left for her.
The women part ways, each believing that she was Vincent's true love.
- Richard Gere as Vincent Eastman
- Sharon Stone as Sally Eastman
- Lolita Davidovich as Olivia Marshak
- Martin Landau as Neal
- David Selby as Richard Quarry
- Jennifer Morrison as Meaghan Eastman (as Jenny Morrison)
The film received poor reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes holding this film with a 9% rating based on 32 reviews. It also won Sharon Stone a Golden Raspberry Award and a Stinker award for Worst Actress for her performance in the film (also for The Specialist).
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The movie was a failure at the box office. 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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