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Stony Island (1978)

PG | | Drama, Music | 17 November 1978 (USA)
STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward Stoney Robinson). With the help of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Davis ...
Richie Bloom
Edward Stoney Robinson ...
Kevin Tucker
George Englund Jr. ...
Harold Tate
Gene Barge ...
Percy Price
Ronnie Barron ...
Ronnie Roosevelt
Tennyson Stephens ...
Tennyson
Larry Ball ...
Larry
Windy Barnes ...
Windy
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Janetta
Donnell Hagen ...
Donnell
Criss Johnson ...
Criss
Kenneth Brass ...
Kenny
Edwin Williams ...
Ed
Steele L. Seals ...
Steele
...
Lucie
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STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward Stoney Robinson). With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy (Gene Daddy G Barge), they pull together a funky supergroup. Despite few resources and heavy losses this resilient group of dedicated musicians, armed only with wit, sleight of hand and outrageous Chicago bravado must come together to finally make their smash debut. Written by Cinema Libre Studio

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Andrew Davis onscreen directional debut. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of Stony Island, Music Makes Us One (2012) See more »

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Scat Song
Music by Gene Barge
Lyrics by Edward "Stoney" Robinson and Windy Barnes
Published by Kid Brother Music
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lots of hope, energy, urban social comment & soul
27 March 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Ok, L. Matlin, I'll grant you sub-par character development and story. But the 20+ R/B numbers either woven into story, or as background, make this worth seeing twice as a MUSICAL. The portrayal of "true grit" of getting anything LIKE what you'd want, as a musician, is TRUE. City scenes show Chicago as an early "location" (and this could be an historical piece on Hollywood moving to the inner city. Anyways, Stony Island first screened (I guess) at the Chicago Film Fest, & I've been looking for it since. Found it w/ help from Facets Multimedia in Chi-town. Plan to show it to groups involved with "de-constructing racism (Unitarian Universalists), homeless providers, & other "closer to the street than most" types.


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