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The Inkwell (1994)

A shy, troubled young man who set his own house on fire and has an imaginary friend, is sent to a vineyard where he finds himself in the middle of his political-arguing, party-loving family and his love torn between two girls.

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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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Darryl
Perry Moore ...
Moe
Akia Victor ...
Charlene
Aaron Griffin ...
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Devil's Workshop
Written by Louis Risbrook and William Risbrook
Performed by B.T. Express
Courtesy of Roadshow Music Corp.
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A Great Coming of Age Film
24 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great coming of age films that I have ever seen. The character of Drew is so well drawn out and complex you forget that he is just a teenager. You also view the complex relationship between not only cultures but within the family as well. You are pretty much leaving this film wanting more. If one film really cries out for a sequel it's this one.

MATTY, I'M BEGGING YOU, MAKE INKWELL 2 AND SHOW US WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE CHARACTERS YEARS LATER!!!


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