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The Brothers -- Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

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Writer (WGA):
Gary Hardwick (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Refusing To Exhale See more »
Plot:
Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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(17 articles)
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Distracting film with some good moments but generally a frustratingly uneven tone See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Gary Hardwick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gary Hardwick (written by)

Produced by
Paddy Cullen .... producer
Doug McHenry .... executive producer
Darin Scott .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcus Miller (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
 
Production Design by
Amy B. Ancona  (as Amy Ancona)
 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
 
Set Decoration by
Melissa M. Levander  (as Melissa Levander)
 
Costume Design by
Debrae Little 
 
Makeup Department
Stacye P. Branche .... makeup department head (as Stacye Branche)
Kokeeta Douglas .... assistant makeup artist
Jasmine Kimble .... additional hair
Kimberly Kimble .... key hair stylist
Kathleen Sandoval .... assistant makeup
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist
Brian A. Tunstall .... hair department head (as Brian Andrew Tunstall)
 
Production Management
Paddy Cullen .... unit production manager
Kevin Halloran .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director (as Donald L. Sparks)
Rebecca Strickland .... second assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Treven Bedwell .... set dresser
Laura Castillo DelMuro .... scenic painter
Shiuvaun Egan .... scenic painter
Todd Ellis .... property master
Andy Friend .... storyboard artist
Laura Garcia .... scenic painter (as Laura I. Garcia)
Nicole Gorg .... art department administrator
Karen Greene .... scenic painter
Brian J. Hahn .... propmaker (as Brian Hahn)
Teena Hoppe .... set decorating assistant
Susan Hutchinson .... lead scenic painter
Michael Klingerman .... leadman
Paula Maslowski .... set decorating assistant
Rangel Mata .... scenic painter
R.A. Tony Poland .... assistant property master
Bert Smith .... on-set dresser
Reese St. Amant .... scenic painter (as Charisse St. Amant)
Eric Steinway .... set dresser (as Donald Erick Steinway)
Jim Utter .... set dresser (as James S. Utter)
Rion Waller .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Dario Biscaldi .... foley artist
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Susan Cahill .... foley editor (as Susan Gamsaragan)
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle .... re-recording mixer (as Lisle Houston Engle)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Ron Fremstad .... cable person
Jason George .... sound designer
Jason George .... sound supervision
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor
Patrick Giraudi .... re-recording mixer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley mixer
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Carrie Lisonbee .... sound effects editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Michael McNerney .... foley artist (as Mike McNerney)
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer (as Vincent Perry)
Andy Rovins .... cable person
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Stunts
Amanda LeFlore .... utility stunts: #2
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Robert Powell .... utility stunts: #1
April Weeden .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Awad .... electrician (as Roger M. Awad)
Stephenie Blakemore .... electrician (as Stephanie Blakemore)
Henry Cline .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rick Colosimo .... grip
Kim Cousins .... second assistant camera (as Kimberly Cousins)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Thadeus Hall .... electrician
Emil Hampton .... first assistant camera
Jason Hicks .... grip
Joe Hicks .... dolly grip (as Joe E. Hicks)
Dan Jones .... loader
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician (as Ron Koch Jr.)
Randy Kutcher .... grip
Lonnie Leslie .... best boy grip (as Lonnie J. Leslie)
Dennis J. Lootens .... electrician
Juan Morse .... electrician
Jeff Murrell .... chief lighting technician (as Jeffrey A. Murrell)
Robert Neville .... electrician
Steve Reinhardt .... best boy electric
Katie Santore .... loader (as D. Kathryn Santore)
Hank Sheppherd .... key rigging grip
Cory Shiozaki .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Gary K. Ushino)
Sandy Williams .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Ayo Davis .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonitta Barnes .... costumer
Maritza Garcia-Roddy .... associate costume designer (as Maritza L. Garcia-Roddy)
Teri Gill .... costumer (as Terri D. Gill)
Laura Rubio .... costumer
Conan Castro Jr. .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gail DuFosse .... assistant editor (as Gail Du Fossé)
Chris Mistorni .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Jay Bolton .... music editor
Joe Guthrie .... music coordinator (as Joseph Guthrie)
Melodee Sutton .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Bright .... driver
Vittorio Caruso .... driver
Scott Fair .... driver
Rick Fese Jr. .... transportation co-captain (as Rick J. Fese Jr.)
Dennis Germain .... driver
Pablo Gonzalez .... driver
Frank Graves .... driver (as Frank E. Graves)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Roger Ickes .... driver
Steve Larson .... transportation dispatcher
Rocco Mann .... driver
Kenny Nunn .... driver (as Kenneth G. Nunn)
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain (as Adam R. Pinkstaff)
Michael 'Bud' Ruben .... driver (as Michael L. 'Bud' Ruben)
Michael Ryan .... driver (as Michael D. Ryan)
Bruce Souther .... driver
Charles Stepp .... driver
Dick Tracy .... driver (as Richard Tracy)
Scott Tyler .... driver
 
Other crew
Cedi Ali Rajah .... office production assistant (as Cedi Snowden)
Daniel Ammon .... chef assistant
Derek Arteta .... production legal services
Derek Avila .... assistant location manager
Theodore Borders .... loop group (as Theo Borders)
Allen M. Bowen .... set medic (as Allen Bowen)
June Christopher .... loop group
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Michael Coleman .... basketball consultant
Nicole Cummins .... script supervisor
Robert Darwell .... production legal services
Russ Fega .... location manager
Mel C. Ferrer .... assistant: Paddy Cullen
Marie Frazier .... assistant: Gary Hardwick and Darin Scott
Jamala Gaither .... key set production assistant (as Jamala Gaither Brown)
Will Gatlin .... craft service (as Will R. Gatlin)
Kerry Gutierrez .... loop group
Wendy Hoffman .... loop group
Rif Hutton .... loop group
Venus Kanani .... assistant production coordinator (as Venus M. Kanani)
Jason Z. Kemp .... set production assistant
Sandra McNeil .... studio teacher
Daniel A. Mondschain .... office production assistant
Monica Muehlhause-Horn .... production accountant
Cindy Nevins .... payroll accountant
Paula Newsome .... loop group
Jonathan Nichols .... loop group
Devika Parikh .... loop group
Greg Poland .... loop group
Michele Robertson .... unit publicist
Bumper Robinson .... loop group
Deandre 'Silky' Russell .... set production assistant (as De-Andre 'Silky' Russell)
Lissette Schettini .... office production assistant
Dan Schlaack .... production coordinator
Timothy P. Tundel .... assistant accountant
Kenny Vasquez .... set production assistant
Kevin White .... chef (as Kevin P. White Jr.)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
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106 min
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Dr. Thelma Woolridge:Is that the kind of existence you want? Life without love in it?See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Distracting film with some good moments but generally a frustratingly uneven tone, 6 February 2006
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Four professional young black men have a strong friendship that has lasted through relationships and work – even if sometimes it just means getting together for hoops and then drinks at the club. Jackson has commitment issues, Derrick is married, Brian is out for bodies only while Terry is respected for his sexual exploits. So when Terry announces his engagement to new girlfriend BeBe it is met with a mixed reception – cynicism, disbelief and happiness. As Terry prepares for his wedding, the others are having their own relationship issues that will brings changes to all of their lives.

It is rare to find a film about a group of black men where the only clear sight of a gun is in a white woman's purse and is met with a black man asking it to be removed from his house. Such is the overwhelming force of gangsterisms, guns and machoisms in black culture that I felt I was almost duty bound to see a film that tries something different. However "different" is no guarantee of quality and indeed this film is frustratingly uneven and inconsistent. The basic plot offers a good chance to get inside the heads of four men (regardless of colour) and at times it manages to do this in interesting ways as well as providing some genuinely funny and reasonably realistic banter. However for every moment that is like this there seems to be two where it'll head off into sentimentalism, soap opera drama or outright dumb plot device. It is a shame because generally the film is distracting mush that isn't too sentimental but is still basic to the point where it washed over me – it was only these bad moments that stuck in my throat for one reason or another. The conclusion is suitably mushy and is a fine summary of the film – unconvincing, mushy, unlikely, melodramatic but still reasonably fun forgettable stuff.

The cast are mixed but mostly match the level of the material by being predictable and a bit unimaginative. Chestnut is probably the best of the cast and makes for a nice leading man – good looks, a bit of charm and the ability to say his lines naturally all help. Hughley is funny and, although he doesn't make a convincing character and is a bit of a caricature but is still fun and his scenes have energy. Bellamy and Moore are somewhat non-events, with the latter very wooden and failing to make an impression on me. The females are generally young and attractive but lack the material served up to the men (which itself isn't that great). Union is sexy but her character doesn't convince and she doesn't know what to do with it. Jones works well with Hughley but Ali, Dalian, Lewis and others generally just hang around with basic lines and no characters to speak of – Ali in particular gets nothing to work with and seems to be there just to draw a laugh from hearing the innocent young Fresh Prince star talking about her "pu**y".

Overall then a distracting and reasonably amusing film that has some good moments but annoys in the ease with which it just slips into sentimental melodrama etc. The performances are mixed and none of them really help lift the material to something that could have been amusing and interesting. Forgettable fluff that isn't bad but just generally isn't that good.

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