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Cast

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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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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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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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Writer Trey Ellis hated the finished version of the film and had his name replaced the fictitious Tom Ricostronza. "Ricostronza" is Italian for "rich bitch". See more »


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Dancing Machine
Written by Dean Parks (as Weldon Dean Parks), Hal Davis and Donald E. Fletcher (as Donald Fletcher)
Performed by Jade
Courtesy of Giant Records
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4 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked the film, well acted, well directed. As a director myself I felt a sense of sadness that the black audience didn't support the film. We keep crying for better images on film but when they come we don't support it. If you are an African-American you owe it to yourself and Matty Rich to see this film and hopefully some other ethnic groups will see it and understand that we're not all drug dealers and pimps.


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