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She's Gotta Have It
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8 August 1986 (USA) See more »
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A Seriously Sexy Comedy
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Story of a woman and her three lovers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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The Beginning See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Tracy Camilla Johns ... Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell ... Greer Childs

Spike Lee ... Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell ... Opal Gilstrap

Joie Lee ... Clorinda Bradford

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkinson)

Bill Lee ... Sonny Darling
Cheryl Burr ... Ava
Aaron Dugger ... Noble
Stephanie Covington ... Keva
Renata Cobbs ... Shawn
Cheryl Singleton ... Toby
Monty Ross ... Dog 1
Tiziano Cortini ... Dog 2 (as Lewis Jordan)

Erik Dellums ... Dog 3

Reginald Hudlin ... Dog 4 (as Reggie Hudlin)
Eric Payne ... Dog 5
Marcus Turner ... Dog 6
Gerard Brown ... Dog 7

Ernest R. Dickerson ... Dog 8 (as Ernest Dickerson)
Eric Wilkins ... Dog 9

Fab 5 Freddy ... Dog 10 (as Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite)
Scott Sillers ... Dog 11
Geoffrey Garfield ... Dog 12
Kathy Banks ... Receptionist
Steve Nicks ... Soundman
Pamm R. Jackson ... Female Walk On (as Pamm Jackson)

Directed by
Spike Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Spike Lee 

Produced by
Pamm R. Jackson .... associate producer (as Pamm Jackson)
Spike Lee .... producer (as Shelton J. Lee)
 
Original Music by
Bill Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest R. Dickerson  (as Ernest Dickerson)
 
Film Editing by
Spike Lee 
 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Ron Paley 
 
Costume Design by
John Michael Reefer 
 
Production Management
Monty Ross .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Tom Gilmour .... art department assistant
Clarence P. Jones Jr. .... set dresser (as Clarence Jones)
Beth Kuhn .... scenic artist
Naomi Weinstein .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Barry Alexander Brown .... sound designer
Robert Cardelli .... sound effects editor (as Bob Cardelli)
Carol Everson .... sound recordist
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Athan Gigakos .... sound mixer (as Athens Giggiakos)
Paul Holzman .... sound recordist
Wayne Koehler .... assistant sound engineer
Alan Mintz .... foley artist
Steve Ning .... sound recordist
Marcus Turner .... boom operator
Walter Willemstad .... adr engineer
Walter Willemstad .... foley engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roderick Giles .... key grip
Ted Heys .... second electric
Michael Hunold .... gaffer (as Mike Hunold)
David Lee .... still photographer
Frank Perl .... first assistant camera
Dean Pollack .... camera loader
Dean Pollack .... second assistant camera
Frank Prinzi .... first assistant camera
Daniel Shulman .... key grip (as Dan Schulman)
Robert D. Tucker .... key grip (as Robert Tucker)
Li-Shin Yu .... first assistant camera (as Li Shin)
 
Music Department
Joe Chambers .... musician: bell tree
Stanley Cowell .... musician: piano, drums percussion and glockenspiel
Virgil Jones .... musician: trumpet and flugelhorn
Bill Lee .... musician: bass
Babatunde Olatunji .... composer: additional music
Vince Traina .... music engineer
Vince Traina .... music mixer
Cedar Walton .... musician: piano
Kenny Washington .... musician: drums
 
Transportation Department
John Monroe .... transportation
 
Other crew
Kathy Banks .... production assistant
James Cheeseman .... piano tuner
Chris David .... production assistant
Geneva Francais .... caterer: The African Brown Bag
Clark Grain .... production assistant
Pamm R. Jackson .... promotions (as Pamm Jackson)
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Lisa Jones .... production assistant
Loretha C. Jones .... legal services (as Loreatha Jones)
Jay Kessel .... production assistant
Sharon Langley .... production assistant
Cinqué Lee .... production assistant
David Lee .... still photograph montages
Leslie Mentel .... production assistant (as Leslie Mantel)
James Mitchell .... production assistant
Magdalena Mitchell .... key production assistant
John Pierson .... producer's representative
Edward Pryor .... production assistant
Mindy Rodman .... continuity
Mindy Rodman .... script supervisor
Cyril St. Aubyn .... production assistant
Davis Taylor .... production assistant
 

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84 min | USA:88 min (director's cut)
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Because the film's budget was so tight, there were no retakes of any scenes.See more »
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Dog 7:Baby, you're so fine, I'd drink a tub of your bath water.See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Beginning, 7 August 2004
Author: JonTMarin (JonTMarin88@hotmail.com) from New York

"She's Gotta Have It" was the beginning of an illustrious career for filmmaker Spike Lee. It starred Tracy Camilla Johns as the sex driven Nola Darling. Her three men were played by Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Spike Lee. All the three men had certain traits that stood out. Jamie Street (Hicks) is cool, calm and caring towards Nola. Greer Childs (Terrell) was the obnoxious, stuck up, rude pseudo black man that thought he was better than anyone else. And last but not least was Mars Blackmon (Lee), he was funny and outgoing. Annoying at times but his wit could win you over. This film is full of memorable one liners like "please baby baby baby please" and much more. This film was heavily criticized for it's depiction of women (like all of Spike's films), lesbians (the character Opal) and the reality of it. But nonetheless, "She's Gotta Have It" opened in 1986 to rave reviews and grossed 7 million dollars (not a lot but it is amazing compared to the thousands it took to make it). What made this film a gem is that you don't find characters like these anymore. They all had something about them that was hard to resist. Mars Blackmon became so famous that he was reprised by Lee in Nike Air Jordan commercials with the great Michael Jordan, airing from 1988 to 1995 (the Nola character also appeared in one Air Jordan commercial with Mars Blackmon, the commercial only aired once). "She's Gotta Have It" is a decent start for a young filmmaker and a must see for those that haven't seen it.

She's Gotta Have It- Rated R *** out of ****

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