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Harlem Aria (1999)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 August 2001 (USA)
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Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and ... See full summary »

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Wes
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Anton
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Matthew
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Luke
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Fabiano Grazzi
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Julia
Eyde Byrde ...
Auntie
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Clarisse
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Manny
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Buddy Fitzpatrick
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Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and empty-handed, Matthew, a street musician stalled in his own dreams, invites Anton to perform with him in the park. Amazed by Anton's singing talent, Matthew befriends him and attempts to keep him safe from Wes's enterprising exploitation. Caught in the middle, Anton's journey isn't an easy one. The three men's lives entwine and lead each down a path of destruction, truth and redemption. Written by Anonymous

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William Jennings described the film's eventual theatrical release in 2010 as "a long tale of woe". See more »

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An uplifting little gem!!
13 November 1999 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise this movie was! I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival and I left the theatre feeling terrific. Very much a departure from normal indie films, this film is NOT a drug/gang bang movie that has become the norm for urban settings. Instead, the director shows that there are a lot more stories beneath the surface of a place like Harlem. This Forest Gump-esque tale is really fun and Damon Wayans delivers a terrific performance.


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