Crossing Over

February 27th 2009
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 140 min,
  • MGM Films
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Summer Bishil, Lee Horsley, Cliff Curtis, Jaysha Patel, Alice Eve, Alice Braga, Melody Khazae, Merik Tadros, Justin Chon, Marshall Manesh, Tim Chiou, Josh Gad, Jose Perez, Aramis Knight, Lizzy Caplan, West Liang, Claudia Salinas, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Alejandro, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Kenny Copeland Jr., Ogechi Egonu, Michael Esparza
  • Director: Wayne Kramer
  • Writer: Wayne Kramer
  • Producers: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy
  • Co Producer: Greg Taylor
  • Associate Producer: Brian Ross
  • Executive Producers: Michael Beugg, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
  • Art Direction: Peter Borck
  • Casting: Anne McCarthy
  • Costume Design: Kristin M. Burke
  • D.O.P.: Jim Whitaker
  • Editor: Arthur Coburn
  • Makeup: John E Jackson
  • Music: Mark Isham
  • Production Design: Toby Corbett
  • Set Decoration: Linda Sutton


Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In "Crossing Over," writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find – and create -- in 21st century L.A.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Pervasive language, some strong violence and sexuality/nudity
  • Production Companies: C.O. Films, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Road Rebel, The Weinstein Company
  • Production Schedule: 11 April 2007 - 1 June 2007

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The film was originally planned to have an Iranian character murder his sister in an honor killing, but the National Iranian American Council opposed this, saying that it was unrealistic and offensive, and it was removed.

Crossing Over was written and directed by Wayne Kramer, himself an immigrant from South Africa, and is a remake of his 1995 short film of the same name.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 March 2009: Canada
  • 30 April 2009: Czech Republic
  • 6 May 2009: France
  • 19 June 2009: Norway
  • 17 July 2009: Turkey