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Backroad Diner (1999)

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Four men from Harlem in their early 30's, friends from childhood, take a late summer break, heading out of town in a Mercury Monarch on a 30-plus-hour drive to a vacation spot. Wilson is an... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre M. Carrington ...
Dre
Winston I. Dunlop II ...
Wilson Dunbar (as W. I. Dunlop II)
Phil Mills ...
Phil
Edward Olmedo ...
George (as Eddie Olmedo)
Jon Langione ...
Sgt. John Hickner
Steve Schroke ...
P.O. Frank Caisey
Jay Heflin ...
P.O. William Burton
Sean Caviston ...
P.O. Thomas Darren
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Skin Head Bigot
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2nd Bigot
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Frederick Backus ...
4th Bigot
Michael Boyd ...
Gas Attendant Bill
Wendy Adams ...
Jenny
Cathy Craig ...
Jenny's Friend
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Four men from Harlem in their early 30's, friends from childhood, take a late summer break, heading out of town in a Mercury Monarch on a 30-plus-hour drive to a vacation spot. Wilson is an FBI agent, George a mechanic, Phil teaches African-American studies, and Dre's a doctor. They tease and reminisce, mostly about sex; they argue, mostly about racial politics. Then, late on the second night of the trip, they stop at a roadside diner. Phil and a cracker get in a pushing match, and soon fists are flying. The four drive off, but their woes have just begun as they get lost on a county road and the deputy sheriffs get a call to watch for four drug dealers who tried to rob the diner. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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An interesting film
4 January 2003 | by (Bleveskovolokia) – See all my reviews

This film really isn't all that bad. Almost nobody has heard of it outside of Bleveskovolokia. It's about a group of middle aged black men that are going on a trip out of harlem. It has some of the qualities of Easy Rider but it's for a very different audience. The dialogue that goes on in this film was very realistic, well done, and interesting. It's by no means a great film but I'm sure there are some people out there who would really love it and get a lot from it. It's definitely far better then a lot of the mainstream trash produced these days.


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