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16 July 1999 (USA) See more »
From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.
While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Elayn J. Taylor ... Roland's Mother (as Elayn Taylor)

Omar Epps ... Mike

Richard T. Jones ... Slim

Sean Nelson ... Young Mike

Duane Finley ... Young Slim
Trent Cameron ... Young Roland

Malinda Williams ... Young Alicia

Patricia Belcher ... Mrs. Hughes

Taye Diggs ... Roland

Tamala Jones ... Tanya

De'aundre Bonds ... Stacey (as De'Aundre Bonds)

Cynthia Martells ... Mike's Mother
Wyking Jones ... Cashiers in Mini Mart
Geoffrey Blackshire ... Cashiers in Mini Mart

Jascha Washington ... Mike's Brother

Aiysha Sinclair ... Tracey
Melvin Lyons ... Gang member
Sam Hiona ... Cashier in mini-mart 1986 (as Samuel Hiona)

Antwon Tanner ... Boo

John Wesley ... Police Officers

Oscar Dillon ... Police Officers
Tia Gainer ... Girl at Dance
Howard Thompson ... D.J. at Dance
Douglas Shamburger ... D.J. on Radio
Brandi Wilson ... Girls at Dance

Christina Milian ... Girls at Dance

Dawnn Lewis ... Woman in Cleaners
Crystal Celeste Grant ... Girl with Slim (as Crystal Grant)

La'Myia Good ... Monica
Alecia Smith ... Girl with Roland

Morgan Rosen ... Girl with Slim (as Kongit Farrell)

Stacy Arnell ... Woman with Stacey (as Stacey Arnell)

Telma Hopkins ... Slim's Mother

LisaRaye McCoy ... Lisa (as Lisaraye)

Basil Wallace ... Lisa's Father

Sanaa Lathan ... Alicia
Todd Boyd ... Reverend Parker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julie Garibaldi ... Tanisha (uncredited)

Nayo Wallace ... Girl In School Hallway (uncredited)

Directed by
Rick Famuyiwa 
Writing credits
Rick Famuyiwa (story) and
Todd Boyd (story)

Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay)

Produced by
Albert Berger .... producer
Todd Boyd .... associate producer
Douglas Curtis .... co-producer
David Gale .... producer
Momita Sengupta .... associate producer
Van Toffler .... executive producer
Ron Yerxa .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Hurst 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Emily Schweber 
Production Design by
Roger G. Fortune  (as Roger Fortune)
Maxine Shepard 
Art Direction by
Richard Haase 
Set Decoration by
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb  (as F. Beauchamp Hebb)
David Smith 
Costume Design by
Darryle Johnson 
Makeup Department
Kali Balugo .... makeup artist
Leonard Drake .... supervising hair stylist
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist
Robert C. Mathews III .... hair stylist (as Robert Matthews)
Edna Sheen .... makeup artist (as Edna M. Sheen)
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... supervising hair stylist (as Joann Stafford-Chaney)
Joanetta Stowers .... key makeup artist
Laini Thompson .... supervising makeup artist
Felicia Herron .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Douglas Curtis .... unit production manager
Bob Johnston .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seth Edelstein .... second assistant director
Rosemarie Unite .... second second assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kasia Adamik .... storyboard artist
Craig Baron .... set dresser (as Craig R. Baron)
Maike Both .... set dresser
Elizabeth Colomba .... storyboard artist
Mark Cowley .... lead person
Amina Allean Dieye .... art department coordinator
Ronald Elmer .... drapery foreperson (as Ron Elmer)
Greg J. Gregath .... propmaker
Petra Abigail Gugler .... painter (as Petra A. Gugler)
Ross Harpold .... set dresser
Jimmie Herron Jr. .... property master
Dervon 'Von' Herron .... assistant property master (as Von Herron)
Germaine Hill .... art department coordinator
Eric Ingraham .... propmaker (as Eric Ingraham 'The Kid')
Mark A. Mancinelli .... plaster foreperson
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Michael Messina .... propmaker foreperson (as Michael F. Messina)
Gabriel Olguin .... propmaker (as Gabriel Holguin)
Josh Persoff .... on-set dresser
Philip Prewitt .... propmaker (as Phillip T. Prewett)
Donald C. Riley .... set dresser
Ruben Rojo .... labor foreperson
Brett Shannon .... paint foreperson
Ben Shoemaker .... painter
Mike Swift .... storyboard artist
Mark Vitale .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Walter Anderson .... sound mixer (as Walter P. Anderson)
Dwayne Avery .... dialogue editor
Bobbi Banks .... supervising adr editor
Thor Benitez .... adr recordist
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor (as Gregory Hedgepath)
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... adr recordist
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Anthony M. McCovey .... sound utility (as Tony McCovey)
Michael A. Patillo .... boom operator (as Michael Patillo)
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Karin Roulo .... foley mixer
Douglas Shamburger .... sound utility
David E. Stone .... foley editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Jeffrey Knott .... special effects assistant (as Jeffrey D. Knott)
Jeffrey Machit .... special effects assistant (as Jeffrey C. Machit)
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects coordinator (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Visual Effects by
Scott Billups .... visual effects (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunt coordinator (as Eddie Watkins)
Kofi Elam .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric S. Adamson .... electrician
Dale Balani .... electrician
Joseph E. Bates .... grip
Noah Behar .... grip
Kevin Celi .... film loader
Michael Ferris .... camera operator
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Dennis Harper .... dolly grip
Twan Herron .... electrician
Paul Horn .... second assistant camera
Richard James Hughes .... second assistant camera (as Richie Hughes)
Kurt Jones .... second assistant camera
Richard Lacy .... first assistant camera
Greg Lopez .... assistant chief lighting technician
David Maddux .... chief lighting technician (as Dave Maddux)
Dave Mendez .... grip
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video playback operator (as Robert Morgenroth)
Arthur Najera .... grip (as Arthur M. Najera)
Tony Patterson .... video playback operator (as Luis A. Patterson)
Boris Price .... second assistant camera
Randy Tambling .... first company grip (as Randal Tambling)
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera
Thomas D. Wazney .... second company grip
Justin Webber .... second assistant camera
Jeff Wilde .... electrician
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Maureen Whalen .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bernie White .... chief costumer
Sharlene Williams .... costume supervisor (as Shirlene Williams)
Editorial Department
Babette Dickerson .... first assistant editor
Martha Anne Francis .... assistant editor (as Martha Francis)
Jim Passon .... color timer
DeNon Porter .... assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Dirk Westervelt .... additional editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Jay Bolton .... music editor
Camara Kambon .... composer: additional music
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Jonathan McHugh .... soundtrack executive: Jive Records
Michael T. Ryan .... music editor
Melodee Sutton .... co-music supervisor
Robert J. Walsh .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dennis Hollis .... transportation captain (as Dennis H. Hollis)
James 'Obee' Oberman .... transportation coordinator
Alex Connaughton .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
David G. Todd .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Rashied Aljuwani .... craft service
Jeremy Alter .... location manager
Kimberly Bailey .... adr loop group
Jason Buff .... production assistant
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist (as Cassandra Ora Butcher)
Lanei Chapman .... adr loop group
Sal Circelli .... production assistant
Stanley Bennett Clay .... adr loop group
Jeff Coopwood .... adr loop group
Troy Craig Poon .... production liaison
Nikki Crawford .... adr loop group
Nicole Cummins .... script supervisor
Kathy Cyrus .... studio teacher
Trey Davis .... adr loop group
Michelle Davison .... adr loop group
Tad Driscoll .... accountant
Reece Ewing .... assistant production coordinator (as Larry Ewing)
Rhoda Fine .... studio teacher (as Rhonda C. Fine)
O. Thaddeus Frazier .... production assistant
Joanne Guthrie .... production assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group (as Barbara Iley)
George Patrick Hernandez .... assistant: Mr. Cohen
John Keel .... assistant production coordinator (as John Brooks Keel)
Stuart Kelly .... production assistant
Mark Christopher Lawrence .... adr loop group
Ryan Lichterman .... production assistant
Tina Lifford .... adr loop group
Patrick Malone .... adr loop group
Carl Mastromarino .... assistant production accountant
Terence Mathews .... adr loop group
Richard McGregor .... adr loop group (as Richard Macgregor)
Sandra McNeil .... studio teacher
Darin Mercado .... location assistant
Victor Ortado .... assistant production accountant
Anton Pardoe .... assistant location manager (as Anton Yossarian Pardoe)
Juan Pope .... adr loop group (as J. Lamont Pope)
Christy Powers .... set medic (as Christy 'Crash' Powers)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (as Irwin M. Rappaport Esq.)
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. .... location assistant (as Eduardo 'Charlie' Ricketts)
Fitzgerald Scott .... production assistant
Jennifer Scott .... production coordinator
Jossie Thacker .... choreographer (as Jossie Harris Thacker)
Amelia Wong .... assistant: Mr. Famuyiwa (as Amelia S. Wong)
John E. Ferraro .... production executive (uncredited)
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator (uncredited)
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Dan Riley .... legal assistant (uncredited)
Carla Swanson .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong language and some strong sexuality
106 min | Germany:102 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When older Slim and Mike shake hands at the mini market, Slim clearly misses Mike's hand the first time and almost misses it the second time.See more »
Mike:Now, any other day time drags during the last period. But not today. Naw, time was on crack today!See more »
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References "Family Matters" (1989)See more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant Surprise, 17 July 1999

The Wood has not received very much attention and PR that many of the other movies have, but it should.

The movie is about three best friends who grew up in Inglewood California (hence the title - The Wood). The movie actually takes place on the wedding day of one of the friends and two hours before the ceremony, the groom is a no-show. The other two friends manage to track him down and proceed to bring him back.

As they bring the groom back to the wedding, the three begin to discuss old times and throughout the movie, flashback is used to show these experiences. Younger actors are used to depict the current friends and their past experiences are shown to the audience. The acting by all the characters is superb and the flashback technique is used beautifully.

The movie shows the relationships develop over the years through the eyes of one of the characters (Michael) and the humor is sprinkled throughout the movie in well placed and well timed deliveries. This is a very endearing movie that everyone should see but unfortunately, in a summer of either blockbuster or toilet humor movies, this one may get overlooked. For anyone who gets a chance, see this movie. Overall rating 9/10.

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