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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

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 USA:

$20,267, 27 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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

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References Dangerous Minds (1995) See more »

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Descargo De Hoy
Performed by ¡Cubanismo!
Written by Orlando Valle
Published by Rykomusic Ltd. (PRS)
All rights for North and South America controlled and administered by Rykomusic Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Rykodisc Label
Special Thanks to Paul Dickman
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One of the most interesting films I've seen in a while...
20 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film earlier today, and I was amazed at how accurate the dialog is for the main characters. It didn't feel like a film - it felt more like a documentary (the part I liked best). The leading ladies in this film seemed as real to me as any fifteen year-old girls I know.

All in all, a very enjoyable film for those who enjoy independent films.


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