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Girl 6 (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1996 (USA)
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

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Shoplifter
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Jimmy
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Boss #1 - Lil
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Girl #39
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Caller #1 - Bob
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Scary Caller #30
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Girl #19
Maggie Rush ...
Girl #42
Desi Moreno ...
Girl #4
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Salesgirl #1
K Funk ...
Salesgirl #2 (as k funk)
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Salesgirl #3
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Girl #75
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Girl #12
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This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for explicit sexual dialogue and some nudity | See all certifications »
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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga: Código 6  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,903,000 (USA)
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Trivia

At Mann's Chinese Theatre, the main attraction is Girl 6 (1996). See more »

Quotes

Judy, aka Girl 6: If you can't get it in real life, you might as well get it on the job, right?
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In the last scene, when the girl crosses the street, it reads "The End" on the Chinese Theatre marquee on the other side. See more »

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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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4 The Tears In Your Eyes
Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Prince
Performed by Prince, Wendy Melvoin, and Lisa Coleman
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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records/Paisley Park
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A comedy of humiliations...not exactly inspiring
5 June 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Theresa Randle plays a failed African-American actress in New York City who turns to phone sex for a career change. This Spike Lee effort, which he produced and directed, from a maladroit script by Suzan-Lori Parks, opens with an excruciating scene which typifies the rest: Randle, auditioning for a movie role for a questionable filmmaker (Quentin Tarantino in a cameo), is asked to remove her blouse; she hesitates, but eventually strips under pressure. Once we get a good look at her bare breasts, Randle then has a change of heart, dresses and walks off. She's a struggling modern-day actress being exploited by the oldest con game in the annals of sleazy show business, but Lee seems to think he's showing us something new (didn't he see "Fame"?). If the sequence is supposed to be funny, the punchline is sadly missing--but, as long as we get to see the woman's breasts, I guess Lee figures he's making his point. NO STARS from ****


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