The film entitled “Crash” contains interlocking stories about different races and status e.g. the whites, blacks, Iranians, Latinos, Asians, cops and criminals, rich and poor, powerful and powerless. It was all defined in one way or another by racism. All the characters in the story are both victims and guilty about it. The story is connected based on coincidence, serendipity, and luck, as the lives of the characters crash against one another. These different stories only occurred in two days in Los Angeles.
The beginning of the film was about a black man named Graham Waters, with his Latino woman partner, Ria. They were both detectives who just ran into a car accident. After talking to each other, they both get out of the car, Ria going to the cops and the other driver, an Asian woman, while Waters heading to another crime scene where he saw something.
The scene flashes back to “Yesterday”. A Persian man named Farhad and his daughter Dorri is in a gun shop purchasing a handgun. There has been a misunderstanding between Farhad and the owner that led them to be irritated. Farhad leaves fuming and Dorri selects a red box of free bullets as she takes the gun.
Two young black men, Anthony and Peter, leave a restaurant. Anthony claims they were victims of racism and poor service, Peter laughs it off. Jean and Rick Cabot, a white couple, walk down the sidewalk. Jean notices the two black men and clutches Rick's arm. Anthony takes it as a racial slight, but then the two young men suddenly draw handguns and carjack the Cabots' black Lincoln Navigator. Peter places a St. Christopher statue on the dashboard.
At the Cabot’s house, Jean is still upset. A locksmith named Daniel is already changing the door locks but she still wants it to be changed the next day because she thinks that the locksmith will make an extra copy of the keys and give it to his other gang members. Daniel overheard it and leaves two sets of keys on the kitchen counter.