Crossing Over behind the scenes gags

2022-03-24 08:01
  • In the original filming plan, Sean Justin Penn joined, so the film was hailed as an all-star film, but unfortunately, Sean Justin Penn finally withdrew from the filming.
  • The filming began in early 2007, began shooting at the end of 2007, and was completed in early 2008. The film's release date was February 2009. As for why it was released one year after the filming, the answer given by the film company was the need for distribution.
  • The original filming plan for the film was called the Harrison Ford Project.
  • After director Wayne Kramer completed the first editing, the film was about 140 minutes long. But producer Harvey Weinstein was under pressure from all quarters to decide to release the film directly on DVD, and the film was re-edited to nearly 2 hours. And director Wayne Kramer barely participated in the final editing of the film.
  • In the film, IMDB is mentioned when an immigration officer is questioning Claire Shepard. In examining Claire Shepard's professional profile, some data and information from IMDB were used.
  • There are 71 swear words in the film, and 39 of them are in the scene of the store robbery. 
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  • Mireya 2022-03-28 09:01:13

    A rare good movie. Everyone is working hard for that green card, which is within reach but out of reach. No mistakes, no freedom of speech.

  • Camryn 2022-03-31 09:01:09

    A very good drama~ This kind of film is probably only made in the United States to be so outspoken~ In China, it has been banned for eight lifetimes

Crossing Over quotes

  • Special Agent Howell: You see what's interesting Miss Shepard is we ran a check on your name. A Claire Shepard arrived on a B-2 visitors visa seven months ago and then just two days ago she has her status adjusted to an EB-1 green card for persons of extraordinary ability. According to The Internet Movie Database, the only Claire Shepard that matches your spelling, age and place of birth has two credits on little known Aussie TV shows. Walk on roles. She hasn't won any national or international awards

    Special Agent Ludwig: Which is something the adjudicator who handled your case would have to have been aware of and yet he approved you for an EB-1. Miss Shepard we'd like you to tell us about your relationship with center adjudications officer Cole Frankel?

  • [in order to convince the immigration adjudicator that he is entitled to receive Green Card, Gavin is requested to demonstrate his familiarity with the Jewish religion by reciting "Kaddish" prayer - a Jewish prayer, most of it Aramic. Since the atheist Gavin has little knowledge of Jewish religion, he recites instead a mishmash of prayers, blessings, hymns and non-religious songs in Hebrew]

    Gavin Kossef: Baruch ata, Adonay, melech haolam...

    [= Blessed are you, Lord, King of the universe]

    Gavin Kossef: Hevenu shalom alechem...

    [= We brought you peace]

    Gavin Kossef: Bore pri hagafen...

    [= Who creates the fruit of the vine]

    Gavin Kossef: Vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel shabat...

    [= And commanded us to light a candle of Sabbath]

    Gavin Kossef: Melech haolam...

    [= King of the universe]

    Gavin Kossef: Hevenu shalom alechem...

    [= We brought you peace]

    Gavin Kossef: Adon olam asher malach...

    [= Eternal Master, who reigned supreme]

    Gavin Kossef: A-a-a-men.

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