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Claude Brooks ...
Eight Ball
Donald Fullilove ...
Snake
Mario Gardner ...
Spanky
Wayne Collins ...
Markus (as Wayne Collins Jr.)
Mimi Green ...
Mom
John H. Freeland Jr. ...
Gunner
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Christopher Brown ...
Sly
Charles Holman ...
Gamer
Tommy Morgan ...
Ball-Handler
Barbara Barnes ...
Wife
Nicole Mays ...
Baby
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How could this movie be so overlooked?!
2 September 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

CADILLAC DREAMS was justifiably nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short in 1989 and it's absolutely amazing that following this more wasn't achieved. First, so far only 7 people have seen and voted on it on IMDb and oddly its score is less than 6. Second, while the screenplay, acting and direction were superb, since 1988 most of those responsible for making this film have had mediocre careers, at best. You'd really have thought that these folks would be on top of the world. Instead, some haven't gone on to professional careers or only have a few credits here and there and this is a shame since it's a heck of a film.

The story appears to be set in Los Angeles and concerns two brothers--one, a drug dealer who is going nowhere fast and the other his less street-wise brother who might just have a future. While I usually don't like a lot of profanity in films, given the situations in the film, it is very appropriate and still make this a timely film for today. Even though it's 20 years later, only the hairstyles and clothes have changed--the struggle over right and wrong continues.

Exceptional in every way, this film strongly deserves to be seen and appreciated.


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