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Our Song (2000)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2001 (France)
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
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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
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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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To tragoudi mas  »

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Opening Weekend:

$20,267 (USA) (27 May 2001)

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$254,199 (USA) (30 September 2001)
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Film debut of Kerry Washington. See more »

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References Curly Sue (1991) See more »

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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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Astoundingly good
26 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tuned into this by accident on the independent film channel and was riveted. I'm a professional actor and I was flabbergasted by the performances. They felt totally improvisatory, absolutely without affectation. I could not tell if it was scripted or how it was shot and waited until the very end to see credits and then spent a half an hour on the IMDb to find this film. Do not miss it. I see that the writer-director also did a very fine film called Everyday People which I enjoyed a lot. The shame of the film business is that projects this excellent do not get the distribution and advertising that they deserve and live under the radar. This film deserves to be flown high and proudly. I urge people to look it up and watch it.


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