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G (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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"G" is a Gatsbyesque love story set against Hip-Hop's invasion of the Hamptons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Version of The Great Gatsby (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Brian Desind (as Brian Desind aka BD)
Produced by Hit City / Mo Beats
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A brilliant modern day reconstruction of The Great Gatsby!
20 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Andrew Lauren Productions rocks the screen with this sexy and sophisticated interpretation of the American Classic, The Great Gatsby. The cast is simply superb, while jammin' rap seated next to a sultry film noir saxophone elevate the film above its blasé contenders. This new form of Bourgeois Hip Hop embodies familiar issues of love, betrayal, and jealously, giving universal> thematic understanding and sympathy for the characters. And who better to portray the elegant complexity of Gatsby than Richard T. Jones. All in all, `G' presents a sort of filmic intelligence never before investigated, executing racial and socioeconomic devices that purge the Hamptons of it's white-bread communal exclusivity. If you thought Lizzie Grubman caused a stir, check out `G'!


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