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Mahogany (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 March 1976 (Netherlands)
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

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Tracy Chambers
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Brian Walker
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Sean McAvoy
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Christian Rosetti
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Florence
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Miss Evans
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Carlotta Gavina
Lenard Norris ...
Wil
Jerome Arnold ...
Campaign Worker
Pemon Rami ...
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Obelo ...
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Ira Rogers ...
Stalker
Kristine Cameron ...
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Ted Liss ...
Sweatshop Foreman
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with

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Mahagoni  »

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The theme song "Do You Know Where You're Going To" was at first considered not acceptable "because of quality standards" for being an Oscar contender but Berry Gordy successfully lobbied the Academy into nominating it. See more »

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The final shot of the film (an overview of the crowd gathered to hear Brian's speech) shows Tracy rushing up to Brian and madly embracing him, but moments earlier they had already walked up to each other in the middle of that crowd and kissed. See more »

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Sean: [careening out of control in a sports car] Don't mess up the car!
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A Diana Rossfest!!!
19 May 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie was tailor made for Diana Ross, at the height of her career, & it's a must see for all her fans. Sure, it's pure fantasy but it is very entertaining. It's in the campy/angst ridden/clichéd genre of rags to riches movies like "Valley of The Dolls", "Back Street", "Harlow", etc. The movie is overloaded with Ross from the theme song, the (ugly) clothing she designed for it, & the fact that she's in just about every scene. It SCREAMS: 1970'S!!! But of course, Miss Ross was a dominant part of that decade (along w/the mid to late 60's). Billy Dee Williams is very good as her leading man, as he was in "Lady Sings The Blues". Ham-bone Anthony Perkins plays a flaming "Psycho" to the hilt. Take note of Miss Ross in the early part of the film. Gone are the huge hair extensions, overblown eye make up, etc. She looks great. Watch this movie for pure 1970's escapism. By the way, I love the happy ending :)!


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