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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Malcolm D. Lee (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very well done. See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Taye Diggs ... Harper Stewart

Nia Long ... Jordan Armstrong

Morris Chestnut ... Lance Sullivan

Harold Perrineau ... Julian Murch

Terrence Howard ... Quentin

Sanaa Lathan ... Robin

Monica Calhoun ... Mia Morgan

Melissa De Sousa ... Shelby

Victoria Dillard ... Anita

Regina Hall ... Candy

Jim Moody ... Uncle Skeeter

Jarrod Bunch ... Wayne

Stu 'Large' Riley ... Fandango

Liris Crosse ... Stripper
Lady Madonna ... Stripper

Linda Powell ... Wedding Coordinator

Willie C. Carpenter ... Pastor (as Willie Carpenter)

Malcolm D. Lee ... Emcee

Dede McGuire ... Herself
Renton Kirk ... Groomsman
Patrick Malcolm ... Groomsman
Nikki Tillman ... Bridesmaid
Lena Moore ... Bridesmaid
Rebecca Brody ... Bridesmaid
Gena Lue Song ... Bridesmaid
Linda Murrell ... Lance's Mother
William K. Gaskins ... Lance's Father (as Willie Gaskins)
Emilie Gaskins ... Mia's Mother
Don Clark Williams ... Mia's Father
Charltina 'Chasha' Banks ... Flower Girl

Aleisha Allen ... Flower Girl
Vance Allen ... Broom Bearer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Ali ... BET Employee (uncredited)
Brian Canberg ... Reception Server (uncredited)

Jeff Marchelletta ... Fraternity Brother (uncredited)

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn ... College Newspaper Staff (uncredited)

Brian White ... Bachelor Party and Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Malcolm D. Lee 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Malcolm D. Lee (written by)

Produced by
Bill Carraro .... producer
Sam Kitt .... producer
Spike Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Prinzi 
 
Film Editing by
Cara Silverman 
 
Casting by
Robi Reed  (as Robi Reed-Humes)
 
Production Design by
Kalina Ivanov 
 
Art Direction by
Wing Lee 
 
Set Decoration by
Christina K. Tonkin 
Paul Weathered 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Hollowell 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Aaron .... makeup artist
Gloria Grant .... assistant makeup artist
Quentin Harris .... key hair stylist
Ellin La Var .... key hair stylist
Toy Van Lierop .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Debra D. Jeffreys .... unit production manager (as Debra Jeffreys)
Pamela Reis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Laurie Jackson .... assistant director
Dale M. Nielsen .... second assistant director
Michael A. Pinckney .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter J. Babington .... shop production assistant
Julia Barraclough .... charge scenic
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator (as Tom Costabile)
Natalie N. Dorset .... set dresser
Gerard V. Engrassia .... set dresser (as Gerard Engrassia)
Kathy Fundis .... on-set dresser
Steven Gamiello .... assistant property master (as Steve Gamiello)
Michael Greenblatt .... art department production assistant
E.J. Grover .... stand-by scenic (as Jane Grover)
Michael Herlihy .... carpenter (as Mike Herlihy)
Michael Herlihy .... construction foreman
Teddy Janicki .... scenic
Heather Danielle Kane .... assistant property master
Michael Leather .... leadman
Mark Mann .... carpenter foreman
Jeff Mazzola .... property master
Bruce McNally .... scenic
John Nyomarkay .... painter
Ed Parra .... art department intern
Shelley Rich .... art department coordinator
Rob Schmitt .... key construction grip (as Robert W. Schmitt)
Joe Taglairino .... set dresser (as Joe Tagliariano)
Bryan Tonkin .... construction grip (as Bryan J. Tonkin)
Joe Vilchock Jr. .... set dresser
Frank White III .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... adr editor
John H. Bolz .... boom operator (as John Bolz)
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Kate Eales .... assistant sound editor
Heather Gross .... sound intern
Matthew Haasch .... foley engineer (as Matt Haasch)
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Lisa J. Levine .... adr supervisor
Douglas Martines .... cable person (as Doug Martines)
Tim O'Shea .... foley supervisor
Bill Orrico .... apprentice sound editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialog editor
Jac Rubenstein .... dialog editor
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
David S. Lomax .... stunt coordinator
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Taye Diggs
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Boynton .... lighting technician
Rod Calarco .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Fred Cohen .... rigging gaffer
James Domorski .... 24 frame video operator
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... electrician (as Jeff Eplett)
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Shaun Gilbert .... electrician
Jonathan Herron .... camera operator (as Jon Herron)
Jerry Holway .... Steadicam operator
Stan Keitt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Lee .... still photographer
Dave Levine .... electrician (as David Levine)
Keith Matthis .... camera loader
John Mazzola .... dolly grip
Ron Mazzola .... best boy grip
Ron Mazzola .... rigging grip
Richard Porta .... generator operator
Andrew Priestley .... first assistant camera
Carl Prinzi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gay E. Riedel .... electrician (as Gay Riedel)
Marc Rogers .... gaffer
Steve Rooney .... grip
Kelly Rutkowski .... electrician
Douglas W. Shannon .... additional gaffer (as Doug Shannon)
Charles Sherron .... key grip
Chad Strohmayer .... electrician
Arthur Szefer .... second assistant camera
David S. Tuttman .... camera operator
Robert Vuolo .... best boy electric (as Rob Vuolo)
David Wasserman .... grip (as Dave Wasserman)
Franz Yeich .... grip
 
Casting Department
Jeff Block .... casting: New York
Jennifer Edwards .... extras casting associate
Cherisse Gardner .... extras casting associate
Yolanda D. Hunt .... casting associate
Sondra James .... voice casting
Joanna Rodriguez .... extras casting associate
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Theron Smith .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jordanna Fineberg .... wardrobe supervisor
Frank L. Fleming .... assistant costume designer (as Frank Fleming)
Careen Fowles .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Monica Barraza .... post-production coordinator (as Monica D. Barraza)
Julie Carr .... first assistant editor
Gershon Hinkson .... first assistant editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Chris Patterson .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... orchestra recordist
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Stanley Clarke .... musician: bass
Bonnie Greenberg .... music supervisor
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator (as Ira Hershem)
Richie Kotzen .... musician: guitar
Cliff Lee .... musician: trumpet
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
Lenny White .... musician: drums
Rachel Z. .... musician: piano
 
Transportation Department
Richard B. Brinkman .... driver
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain (as Michael Easter)
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Alan Aguilar .... chef
Alexis Arnold .... production coordinator
Monica Barraza .... assistant: Bill Carraro (as Monica D. Barraza)
Gail Barringer .... production accountant
Nicholas R. Bell .... accounting clerk
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
Shari L. Carpenter .... script supervisor (as Shari Carpenter)
Koksong Chia .... location assistant
Robyn J. Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Ken Halsband .... location manager (as Kenneth L. Halsband)
Desmond Harvey .... craft service
André Hereford .... development executive: 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks (as Andre Hereford)
Mark C. Hutchinson .... key set production assistant
Anderson Jenkins .... stand-in
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz M.D.)
Michael C. Kingsley .... office production intern (as Michael Kingsley)
Joseph Lombardi .... assistant accountant (as Joe Lombardi)
Gine Lui .... location supervisor
Dominic Marcus .... adr voice actor
Ross Martin .... development executive: 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Jonathan Rattner .... office production intern
Michelle Robinson .... choreographer
Tom Ross .... assistant location manager
Hope Shaw .... post-production accountant
Sonia Singleton .... office production assistant (as Sun Singleton)
Wing Tat .... location assistant (as Wing T. Yeong)
Rob Walsh .... assistant accountant
Alexander Wei .... production secretary (as Alex Wei)
Randee Lynne Jensen .... creative assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Charles Castaldi .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexuality
Runtime:
120 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #36703)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: Lance pushes Harper against the wall in the church and his suit alternately messed-up/straight between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Julian Murch:Shelby, it's over. I am not the man for you and you are not the woman for me so let's just stop fooling ourselves. I hope you find what you're looking for, because that's exactly what I plan to do. I have to go. Bye, Shelby.
[he goes inside the church]
Quentin:[Q points at the ground] Don't you think you oughta pick that up?
Shelby:[she looks down] What?
Quentin:Your bottom jaw!
[laughs hystrically]
Harper Stewart:[Harper and Robin come up the stairs] Q! Oh, morning, Shelby.
Shelby:Oh, go to hell!
[she storms in the church]
Harper Stewart:I'll probably see you there.
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Movie Connections:
References "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Letter to ChrisSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Very well done., 27 October 1999
Author: ElJay Williams from Pittsburgh, PA

Verrrry nice. I think this is the first good black movie I have seen that didn't need to be but simply was. Well-known, medium-powered Black actors and actresses in a movie that didn't focus on the Black experience. The BEST part... the whole movie was done with thought-out class. The story wasn't about brothers from the 'hood trying to make it in the White Man's world or some racially-charged Spike Lee joint. Think of a great episode of the Cosby Show re-written for an adult audience, bearing a PG-13 rating and you know how you'll feel when you leave the theater. It's about time.

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