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"G" is a Gatsbyesque love story set against Hip-Hop's invasion of the Hamptons.

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Summer G
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Chip Hightower
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Sky Hightower
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Tre
Andrew Lauren ...
Adam Gordon
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Craig Lewis
Lalanya Masters ...
Nicole Marshall
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B. Mo Smoov
Jillian Lindsey ...
Daizy Duke
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Shelly
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Ladara
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Gene Underhill
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Bill
Renet Kyles ...
Monica (as Ronette Kyles)
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Ramon
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A young Great Gatsbyish Hip Hopper named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the object of his affections. Written by L. J. Allen-2

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambicion  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$248,337 (USA) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$3,020,784 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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The Broadway production of "The Great Gatsby" by Owen Davis based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald opened at the Ambassador Theater on February 2, 1926, ran for 112 performances and directed by future movie director George Cukor. See more »

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Summer G: Don't let nobody take nothin' from you; handle your business...
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Gimme Some
Written by Jelly Joe (as Joe) and Joeseph Young
Performed by Jelly Joe (as Jelly Joe aka Joe Young)
Produced by Lex Luther
Courtesy of 4Cs Publishing (ASCAP) and 4Cs Entertainment
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Austin Movie Show review (ridiculous and racist)
30 October 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

You can tell a lot about a movie by its release date… or in this case, it's release YEAR. G was made in 2002, and we're finally seeing it in limited release at the end of 2005. There's a reason why studios and theaters weren't rushing to release this one. How can I describe G? It's Boyz 'N The Hood, but this time the Hood is the Hamptons. This is not The Great Gatsby that F. Scott Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote the classic novel. However, it's certainly an original idea for movie ("There just weren't enough rap moguls in the 1920s version"), but G is by no means a good movie in any way.

The black stereotypes are horrific! Four up-and-coming rappers are driving around the Hamptons complaining that they can't find Newports, 40s, or McDonalds anywhere! Yes, I laughed, but I laughed at how horrible those lines were! Don't see this movie, it's just ridiculous. The acting is as pathetic as the script. No wait, there's one great line in G: "If you ever touch my sister again, I'll stab you in the dick with a plastic spoon!" There, now you know the funniest line. Now there really is no reason to see it.


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