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Changing Lanes
Directed by Roger Michell
Produced by Scott Rudin
Scott Aversano
Written by Chap Taylor
Michael Tolkin
Starring Ben Affleck
Samuel L. Jackson
Toni Collette
Sydney Pollack
William Hurt
Amanda Peet
Music by David Arnold
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) April 12, 2002
Running time 99 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Budget US$45 million
IMDb profile

Changing Lanes is a 2002 drama/thriller film directed by Roger Michell. The movie was a box-office success; with a budget of US$45,000,000, it grossed $66,818,548 in the United States and $28,117,216 outside the US, with a total gross of $94,935,764. However, it was very crappy. Download high resolution version (497x729, 65 KB)Promotional poster for Changing Lanes, deemed This work is copyrighted. ... Roger Michell (June 5, 1957 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a film director. ... Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer known not only for his award-winning films, but also for his legendary temper. ... Scott Aversano, b. ... Michael Tolkin (born 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress. ... David Arnold (born February 27, 1962 in Luton in Bedfordshire, England) is one of the most popular and successful young British composers[citation needed]. He is probably best known for the film scores to Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996) and four James Bond films. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Roger Michell (June 5, 1957 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a film director. ... Jazz Festival box Office, Edmonton A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Plot

A successful New York attorney, Gavin Banek (Ben Affleck), is in a rush to file a power of appointment, which will sign the company of a dying old man over to his law firm. He has a collision with another car, belonging to an insurance salesman, Doyle Gipson (Samuel L. Jackson). He is also in a rush to a hearing to try and gain custody of his children and to prevent his estranged wife from taking them to Oregon. After Banek tries to brush Gipson off with a blank check, Banek strands Gipson, telling him, "better luck next time." After arriving to the court late, Gipson learns that it proceeded without him and that it didn't go in his favor. “NY” redirects here. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... A power of appointment is a term most frequently used in the law of wills to describe the ability of the testator (the person writing the will) to select a person who will be given the authority to dispose of certain property under the will. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... A blank check (carte blanche) is a check that has no numerical value written in, but is still signed; check owners are normally advised to specify the amount before signing. ...


Unfortunately for Banek, he dropped the crucial power of appointment file at the scene of the accident, and the judge gives him until the end of the day to reobtain the papers and present them. Gipson has no intention of returning the papers, and in desperation, Banek goes to someone skilled with computers and gets him to switch off Gipson's credit. Gipson needed credit for a loan so he could buy a house for his family, and he becomes further enraged, determined to make life difficult for Banek.


Both men continue to do questionable things in an attempt to one-up each other, and eventually they begin to question their actions. Though it is made clear that Banek and Gipson are radically different, they both have an angry, vengeful streak, capable of abandoning their morals just to punish the other. The film ends with both men having a new outlook on life, concentrating on ethics and the moral implications of their actions.


Cast

Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Tina Sloan (born February 1, 1943 in Bronxville, New York) is an American actress. ... Richard Jenkins (born 2 December 1953 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ... Cole Hawkins (b. ... Ileen Getz (August 7, 1961 - August 4, 2005) was an actress, most recognized for her role as Dr. Judith Draper on the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress. ... Bruce Altman is an American actor and television actor. ... William Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ...

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