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Girls Town (1996)

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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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

Emma: It's not what you say, it's what you think.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Thin Line
Performed by Roxanne Shanté (as Roxanne Shante)
Written by DJ Polo and Roxanne Shanté (as Roxanne Shante)
Produced by Marley Marl
Published by Smoked Salmon Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Polo Entertainment/Salmon Records
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This film is why the indie are the only films that matter
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Lili Taylor is excellent in this film (as per usual). After watching this film I only wish that we could see more of the other two female actors (Bruklin Harris and Anna Grace) in this film do more work. A dark film that hits home because of the solid in the moment acting. A special film. The film credits these three fine women actors with writing credits a long with the director and Denise Casano. When watching the film you feel as if you are there due to the fine acting and excellent editing. I wish we could see more from the other two actors because they were really good in this film... it seems that this film is a lost gem.


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