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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Alicia is singing along to "If This World Were Mine" at the dance, her lips are out of sync with the music. See more »

Quotes

Stacey: You think my sister a ho or somethin'? You think she a fuckin' toy?
Young Mike: Naw, man I think she purdy!
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Connections

Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

"Make It Last Forever
Written by Keith Sweat and Teddy Riley
Performed by Keith Sweat
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User Reviews

A great movie of African American friendship in the 80's.
22 November 2000 | by (Newport News, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, and I think many teens and adults, particularily African-Americans will like this movie. All those young adults who grew up will really like this movie, too.

I thought it was excellent, and many parts made me laugh so hard I cried. All the actors did a very good job, too.


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