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 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.
- 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 10% rating based on 29 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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