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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | | Drama | 19 March 1993 (USA)
Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chantel Mitchell
Kevin Thigpen ...
Tyrone
Ebony Jerido ...
Natete
Chequita Jackson ...
Paula
Jerard Washington ...
Gerard
Tony Wilkes ...
Owen Mitchell
Karen Robinson ...
Debra Mitchell
Johnny Roses ...
Mr. Weinberg
Kisha Richardson ...
Lavonica
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Denisha
Wendell Moore ...
Mr. Moore
William Badgett ...
Cedric
Laura Ross ...
Woman Customer
Rasha Mella ...
Woman in Welfare Office (as Rashmella)
Ron L. Cox ...
Clinic Doctor
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Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and an escape from the generational poverty and street-corner life her friends seem to have accepted as their lot. But personal and sexual challenges confront Chantel on her way to fulfilling these dreams. Written by Fred Goodridge

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$479,169 (USA)
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The initials "I.R.T." in the film's title stand for "Interborough Rapid Transit", which refers to a number of New York City's subway systems. Despite the title, however, there is only one scene where Chantel Mitchell is seen in the subway. See more »

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I just fell in love with this movie!
13 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just Another Girl On The IRT is one of my favorite movies. I was introduced to this movie about ten years ago and fell in love with it. I thought it was well acted and I could relate to Chantell's character.I love the music and I just loved the movie I know ever word by heart.I think so many other teenage girls can benefit from seeing this movie. All the things she goes through with being a teenager is reality. Chantell deals with trying to live a life of her own but also having to take responsibility for her family life as well. But as she learns trying to live a life of your own also has responsibilities that you must own up to. So I high recommend that all teenagers check this movie out and maybe you'll learn something.


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