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Our Song (2000)

R | | 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 overview, first billed only:
Melissa Martinez ...
Maria Hernandez
Joycelyn Clifton
Lanisha Brown
The Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band ...
Pilar Brown
Carl Brown (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
Dawn Clifton
Rita Hernandez (as Carmen Lopez)
Tyrone Brown ...
Mr. Miller
Lorraine Berry ...
Natasha Frith ...
Iris Little Thomas ...
Clinic Counselor
Kim Howard ...
Juan Romero Jr. ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 April 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

To tragoudi mas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$254,199 (USA) (28 September 2001)

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Film debut of Kerry Washington. See more »


Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


Written by Daezaster (as Dazaster) & Dahoud Darien
Courtesy of Houdah Music / Zomba/BMI
Performed by Daezaster (as Dazaster)
Produced by Dahoud Darien for the Drunk Funk
Courtesy of Orpheus Music
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One of The Best Films of The Year
16 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim McKay has made one of the best films you will see all year.The quiet simplicity of this film draws you in from the opening shot and never lets go.There is not one false note in the entire film.Not one.Everything works.The hand-held camera is never distracting and always where it should be.The three young ladies whose lives we follow are always real.There isn't a single beat where the audience is reminded we are looking at actresses performing a role.These are just real girls trying to find themselves.There is no political agenda,hidden or otherwise.This is cinema at its most basic,and although it will probably only be seen by a handful of movie-goers,it deserves a much wider release.A special hats off to Hugh Hefner for providing the film-makers with the grant money needed to get this important film made.I can't wait to see what Mr. McKay does next.

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