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A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America. Nikki and Emma have a heart to heart talk one evening about how much they'll miss ... See full summary »

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Patti Lucci
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Angela
Anna Grace ...
Emma
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Nikki
Ramya Pratt ...
Tomy
Asia Minor ...
Marlys Giovanni
Carl Kwaku Ford ...
Jessie (Boom Box Guy)
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Dylan
Shondalin ...
Teacher
Ernestine Jackson ...
Nikki's Mom
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Eddie
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Cora
Stephanie Berry ...
Angela's Mom
Tara Carnes ...
Heather
Yassira ...
Benita
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A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America. Nikki and Emma have a heart to heart talk one evening about how much they'll miss each other at college next year, but the next day, Nikki doesn't show up at school: she's committed suicide. The friends steal Nikki's journal and discover that she'd been raped. The rest of the movie shows our heroines growing closer in the wake of Nikki's death and the relevation of her secret (Emma reveals that she's also been raped), taking revenge on the men who oppress them, and trying to grow up and move on with their lives. Emma has to deal with a shallow boyfriend, Angela with an overbearing mother, and Patti is trying to finish high school while trying to raise a child and avoid the child's loser father. Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for drug use | See all certifications »

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21 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poli ton koritsion  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$120,608 (USA) (30 August 1996)

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$403,311 (USA) (20 September 1996)
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Quotes

Patti Lucci: [to Anthony] Well just because you work with monkeys don't mean you have to act like one!
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Somedays
Performed by Neneh Cherry
Written by Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey, Geoff Barrow, Bill Withers, Lloyd Harris,
Jr., Frank J. Richard, Ernest Dabon, Joseph Smith, Dwight Richards, Mario Tio, Amandee Castanell,
, Robert Dabon and Kenneth Williams
Used by permission of EMI Virgin Music, Ltd. c/o EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. (BMI) and Virgin Music,
Inc. (ASCAP) and Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc. (BMI), Interior Music Corp. (BMI) and Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
Contains a sample of "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) and "Actions Speak Louder than Words"
(Harris, Jr., Richard, E. Dabon, Smith, Richards, Tio, Castanell, R. Dabon and Williams)
Courtesy of Circa Records Ltd./Virgin Records America, Inc.
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U.N.I.T.Y.
18 January 2000 | by (ontario, canada) – See all my reviews

i *loved* this movie. it is very realistic and it deals with very realistic issues that are difficult to deal with. what i liked most about it, was that rather than everyone getting shot or something which is typical with "urban" movies, this one even tho times were difficult, the characters still plodded onwards towards school. nice1.


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