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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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Cast

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Patti Lucci
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Angela
Anna Grace ...
Emma
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Nikki
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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21 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Poli ton koritsion  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Angela: What you see is what you get. It ain't cheap. It ain't free, but it's undeniably me.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

In Memory of Nikki
Drum programming by Guru (as Guru)
Keyboards by Paul 'Sequence' Ferguson
Contains a sample of "Before Her Time"
Performed by Vic Chesnutt and Rob Veal
Composed by Vic Chesnutt and Rob Veal
Courtesy of Ghetto Bells Music and Playground Treatment Music
(Administered by Bug Music Inc.) (BMI)
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I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!
29 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that I can see over and over again and never get tired of. It's a very realistic depiction of urban life and growing up in the big city. It was shot in my old neighborhood of Astoria, Queens and I was amazed at the accuracy in carrying that "vibe" to the big screen. The story is very moving and believably portrayed with an amazing cast led by Lili Taylor. The soundtrack is also worth picking up and consists of a compilation of some of the greatest female artists in music today (PJ Harvey, Lamb, Queen Latifah, Luscious Jackson).


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