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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 »
Awards:
1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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(17 articles)
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Props to the middle class "black" man 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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content and language
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106 min
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Props to the middle class "black" man, 16 May 2005
Author: gwitherspoon from United States

I agree with the user who said that the low rating of this fine film could be due to the fact that a number of white viewers are unused to the portrayal of black males as normal, upwardly mobile Americans. The black middle class is treated as nonexistent in real life and the focus is on economically and educationally disadvantaged members. That seems to be the image most Americans are comfortable with and find acceptable. There have been black doctors and lawyers for decades now so there is nothing unusual or new about these young men's careers or lifestyles.

Having said that, I'm glad to see black men portrayed in a normal, honest, and introspective light. We've all known young men like this but as females, we weren't privy to their private conversations. It is refreshing to know that they have worries, problems, and as many insecurities as their female counterparts and feel comfortable enough to voice them with each other.

It felt good to hear another "brother" chiding one of his friends for always referring to women as bitches, and pointing out that there was something wrong with HIM, not the women he was attempting to demean. I also liked the fact that Jessie let Brian know that ALL women expect good treatment and respect from a man and that she was no more willing to put up with his shallow, immature behavior than a black woman would. I don't think she was a ditz at all and she didn't take any mess from Judge Carla either.

Maybe one day soon we can have a movie about middle class black people without making a big deal over their race and view it as just a middle class "people" movie.

All of the "brothers" learned something about themselves and grew as men and individuals.

I thought Jenifer Lewis was exceptional in this part and I'm not even a fan. She was so convincing that I actually believed she was Louise. She was a strong, outspoken female who was a good wife and mother. She fought for what she wanted. She wanted her husband back and she got him too - and even got "ole boy" to have a second wedding at that! I found Jackson's parents relationship more interesting than his and Denise's. I was rooting for the mom and dad to get back together and I really didn't care if he and Denise did.

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