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The Wood (1999)

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roland's Mother (as Elayn Taylor)
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Mike
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Slim
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Young Mike
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Young Slim
Trent Cameron ...
Young Roland
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Young Alicia
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Mrs. Hughes
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Roland
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Tanya
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Stacey (as De'Aundre Bonds)
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Mike's Mother
Wyking Jones ...
Cashiers in Mini Mart
Geoffrey Blackshire ...
Cashiers in Mini Mart
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Mike's Brother
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Storyline

On the wedding day of a writer's friend, things aren't looking good when the groom goes missing before the ceremony. During his and his other male friend's effort to retrieve him, that writer named Mike can't help but tell the story of his youth with his friends. Ever since he met them on his first day at a new school, they shared the common experiences of growing up and life's discoveries. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos por siempre  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,515,223 (USA) (18 July 1999)

Gross:

$25,047,631 (USA) (17 October 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While writing his screenplay, Rick Famuyiwa worked fulltime at the Beverly Hills branch of Niketown. See more »

Goofs

St. Bernard High School is actually located in Los Angeles, Playa Del Ray, California not Inglewood. See more »

Quotes

Stacey's Date: What happened to your rubbers? You had four. I counted. Now one's gone missing.
Stacey: I don't know what you're talking about, babe.
Stacey's Date: Who is she?
Stacey: Who is who?
Stacey's Date: The ho you fuckin', that's who!
Stacey: I ain't fuckin' no ho but you!
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Connections

References Scared Straight! (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Know
Written by Joe (as Joe Thomas), Jolyon Skinner, Michele Williams
Performed by Joe
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Back In The Day
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is funny as hell and something that people living through the 80's can relate to growing up. The dumb stuff you do for the ladies, the competitions among your boys, the fashion, and the music. The soundtrack goes well with the movie. Nuff said.


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