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(2002)

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

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Cast

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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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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambicion  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$248,337, 16 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,020,784, 20 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 »

Quotes

Summer G: Don't let nobody take nothin' from you; handle your business...
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Version of The Great Gatsby (2000) See more »

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You Don't Want War
Written by Freedom Alive
Performed by Freedom Alive
Produced by Racer / Freedom Alive
Courtesy of Summer Salts On Concrete (ASCAP) and Summer Salt Entertainment/Orpheus/EMI
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The Hip-hop Great Gatsby
14 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

G, The Hip-hop Great Gatsby opened the Kansas Film Festival and I got a ticket. I'm not at all a fan of Hip-hop (although Hustle and Flow was terrific!). Regardless "G" is great! Keep in mind the question the Journalist (narriator) asks everyone, "Does Hip-hop have heart?". He finally gets an answer with the last line of the movie. Richard T. Jones was mesmerizing as a "Puffy" Rap Mougel slumming in the Hamptons. If your definition of evil is selfishness carried to its logical conclusion then Blair Underwood played a true monster. Great acting job since he is such a sweet person. The movie is a bit uneven in some of the pacing and the reason why the female lead, Sky does what she does is puzzling but an extremely good-looking cast and a great soundtrack make this a movie to watch for. Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot was at the film and gave a 30 minute Q&A on what he went through to raise the money and get the film made is so good that I hope he will repeat it on the DVD. You can tell when a studio has over-processed a film more than Spam and this is Cherot's film from star to finish. Even if you don't like Hip-Hop see it.


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