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Our Song (2000)

 -  Drama  -  18 April 2001 (France)
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Focusing on the bonding between three girls in Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" and the choices the girls face once their high school closes down for asbestos removal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Martinez ...
Maria Hernandez
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Joycelyn Clifton
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Lanisha Brown
The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band ...
Themselves
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Pilar Brown
Raymond Anthony Thomas ...
Carl Brown (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
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Dawn Clifton
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Rita Hernandez (as Carmen Lopez)
Tyrone Brown ...
Mr. Miller
Lorraine Berry ...
Kim
Natasha Frith ...
Keisha
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Benjamin
Iris Little Thomas ...
Clinic Counselor
Kim Howard ...
Eleanor
Juan Romero Jr. ...
Samson
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Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" and the choices the girls face once their school closes down because of the need for asbestos removal. This film is about a host of topics, not least of which is the hard-work involved in maintaining friendships. Written by Len Massaar

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Rated R for language and some teen drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$20,267 (USA) (25 May 2001)

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$254,199 (USA) (28 September 2001)
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References Curly Sue (1991) See more »

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Locust Officials
Written by Rolando C. McLean aka Yami Bolo
Courtesy of Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. (BMI) on behalf of itself and Yam Euphony Music
Performed by Yami Bolo
Courtesy of Yami Bolo Music Group
Special Thanks to Scott Blietz
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Oooh, child....
8 May 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Our Song" looks at three inner-city (Brooklyn, NY) High School girl best friends with a surprisingly natural realism considering how much male DNA is behind the film. The trio of principals (Washington, Martinez, Simpson) get down with the issues of day-to-day living in the projects as they deal with parental units, girl issues, school, boys, etc. making for a pleasant and easy-going watch devoid of the usual sex, drugs, and rap-n-roll one might expect to see. An unusually believable and enjoyable watch as indies go, "Our Song" will probably play best with females. (C+)


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