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The Inkwell (1994)

 -  Romance | Comedy | Drama  -  22 April 1994 (USA)
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In 1976, Drew Tate is a young teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny and Brenda decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Drew Tate
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Kenny Tate
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Brenda Tate
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Spencer Phillips
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Francis Phillips
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Heather Lee (as Adrienne-Joi Johnson)
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Harold Lee
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Lauren Kelly (as Jada Pinkett)
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Evelyn
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Dr. Wade
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Darryl
Perry Moore ...
Moe
Akia Victor ...
Charlene
Aaron Griffin ...
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In 1976, Drew Tate is a young teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny and Brenda decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to spend Fourth of July weekend with Brenda's sister Francis, Francis' black Republican husband Spencer and their son Junior. While there Drew falls for a self centered girl named Lauren and befriends a married lady named Heather. While on their vacation, Drew deals with his parents attempts to save their marriage as well as with his own troubles. Eventually all of this leads to a life changing event for Drew as well as his parents. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Summer's Never Been So Much Fun!

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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22 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Drew's Inkwell  »

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$8,880,705 (USA)
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Jonathan Demme often visited the set and befriended young director Matty Rich. The two spoke of doing a film together but that never materialized. See more »


Soundtracks

On And On
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By Arrangement with Essex Entertainment, Inc.
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Great follow up by Matty Rich
17 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Matty Rich is proabbly one of the most talented directors you've never heard of. This film about a black teen's summer in Martha's vineyard. Larnez Tate who plays Drew plays this role perfectly as a teen who experiences love,heartbreak and emotion all in one summer. Rich once again proves his talent with this heartfelt film.


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