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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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Trivia

In a recent visit to USC, his alma mater, Rick Famuyiwa revealed that Paramount executives wanted the character of Mike to pinch Alicia's buttocks in the end scene for added laughs. Needless to say, Famuyiwa balked at this and never shot this. The opening Steadicam shot took almost an entire day to shoot. See more »

Goofs

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

Back in the Day (Remix)
Written by Ahmad, Stefan Gordy
Performed by Ahmad
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Funny and very realistic piece of film
6 August 2001 | by (Trollywood, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I had heard from several people before watching this movie that it was not as good as Omar Epps' other work, movies like "Higher Learning" and "First Time Felon". I wouldn't say it was as good as those two movies, but it is definately worth while. A story we all can relate to, especially us men. The story is about the trials and tribulations that a young man go through in the hood, or should I say "the wood". The movie deals with how boys interact with girls at a young age, and it does so very realistically. The acting is impeccable, the characters are incredibly real and the way the story is told is very charming. The movie has humor and drama mixed together beautifully. I think this is a movie everyone should see.


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