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Way Past Cool (2000)

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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Collins ...
Deek
Luchisha Evans ...
Markita
Terrence Williams ...
Ty
Kareem R. Woods ...
Danny (as Kareem Woods)
Wes Charles Jr. ...
Lyon
D'andre Jenkins ...
Rac
D'esmond Jenkins ...
Ric
Partap Khalsa ...
Curtis
Jonathan Roger Neal ...
Gordon
Lawrence Ball ...
Gameboy
Calvin Hall ...
Turbo
Ritchie Holliman ...
Tunk
Dejuan D. Turrentine ...
Wesley
John Webb ...
Ajay
Melvyn Hayward Sr. ...
Officer Washington
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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence and substance abuse - all involving kids
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Horrendous
31 July 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I don't need to say much, just that this movie is terrible, so terrible I felt the need to comment on it. Don't waste 2 hours, twenty bucks or even 3 bucks on a rental. It's not even coherent, the acting is non-existent and the storyline is awful. There really are no redeeming factors for this flick, it just sucked. It tells the story of a gang made up of eight year olds, they are known as the "friends." They must steer their way through drive bys and other cliché events of the genre. On the cover it says "more powerful than Boyz in the Hood," just disregard that, not even the same ballpark. I hate to be a hater, but this film really deserves it, aight?


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