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Bellyfruit (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 April 1999 (USA)
Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara LaSeon Bass ...
Shanika
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Aracely
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Christina (as Kelly Vint)
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Oscar
Bonnie Dickenson ...
Diane
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Damon
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Carmen Duncan
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Mrs. Vasquez
Roberto Alvarez ...
Lucky
Natanya Ross ...
Kelly
Amanda Dumas ...
Tisha
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Lou
Karla Ojeda ...
Karla
Fhelycia Howe ...
Toya
Hartley Haverty ...
Madeline
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Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is currently living in a foster home. Araceley (Tonatzin Mondragon) tries living with her loser and broke boyfriend after her parents kick her out of their house out of shame. Tina (Keely Vint), born to a teenage mother herself, isn't sure who the father of her child is. Written by Larry B.

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Don't play around with love.

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Not Rated
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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Belly Fruit  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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This movie was the directorial debut of former teen star Kerri Green, best known for The Goonies, Lucas, and The Great Outdoors. See more »

Connections

Features What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Bellyfruit
Written by Susannah Brinkoff and Stephen Bray
Performed by Krista Selico
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A powerful drama about the plight of teen mothers
12 April 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Along the reality lines of the movie KIDS, this film has a cutting edge in terms of its subject matter and its characters. These three teens learn the hard way how to navigate their way through this modern urban chaos of drugs, violence, sex and motherhood. Incredible ensemble acting work. A must see.


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