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G -- A young Gatsby-ish Hip-Hopper named Summer G falls for an upwardly mobile sistah 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


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"G" is a Gatsbyesque love story set against Hip-Hop's invasion of the Hamptons. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Richard T. Jones ... Summer G

Blair Underwood ... Chip Hightower

Chenoa Maxwell ... Sky Hightower

Andre Royo ... Tre
Andrew Lauren ... Adam Gordon

Laz Alonso ... Craig Lewis
Lalanya Masters ... Nicole Marshall

Nicoye Banks ... B. Mo Smoov
Jillian Lindsey ... Daizy Duke

Sonja Sohn ... Shelly

Marcia Wright ... Ladara

Damian Young ... Gene Underhill

Alex Carr ... Bill
Renet Kyles ... Monica (as Ronette Kyles)

Johnny Russo ... Ramon

Lisa Ferreira ... Dierdra
Miko Tam ... Peter

Brian d'Arcy James ... Lloyd (as Brian Darcy James)

Beth Dover ... Nancy
Linda Marie Larson ... Emily
Michael Quinlan ... Charles

Sarah Kate Jackson ... Car Woman (as Sarah Schoenberg)
Keith Davis ... Man in Car
Tara Ashley ... Girl Fan 1
Angel ... Girl Fan 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian D. Coats ... (uncredited)
Christopher Michael Gerrard ... Christopher (uncredited)
Irina Gorb ... Extra (uncredited)

Joe James ... Dancing Man (voice) (uncredited)
Sam B. Lorn ... Sexy Man (uncredited)
Trinidad Mann ... Woman (uncredited)
Stephanie A. Marquardt ... Woman on the Road (uncredited)
Charles Martins ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Andrew McLaren ... Party goer (uncredited)

Moet Meira ... Girl at Beach Party (uncredited)

Angelica Osborne ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Jennifer Rodriguez ... Party Attendent (uncredited)
M. Freeman Royalle ... Funeral Member (uncredited)
Manajhjanihe Royalle ... Funeral Member (uncredited)

Rose Sias ... V / o 15 characters (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Scott Cherot 
Writing credits
Andrew Lauren (story) and
Charles E. Drew Jr. (story)

Christopher Scott Cherot (screenplay) and
Charles E. Drew Jr. (screenplay)

Produced by
Charles E. Drew Jr. .... associate producer
Judd Landon .... producer
Andrew Lauren .... producer
Margot Lulick .... co-producer
Atlanta Treloar .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Horacio Marquínez (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert M. Reitano  (as Robert Reitano)
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin 
Winsome Sinclair 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
Art Direction by
Roswell Hamrick 
Mark White 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Alex Nickason 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Bryan  (as Jennifer Bryan)
Makeup Department
Donna Marie Fischetto .... hair stylist (as Donna Marie Fishetto)
Anita Gibson .... key make-up artist
Ernest 'Ness' Jean-Louis .... make-up assistant
Champagne Lawerence .... key hair stylist
Mauricia Terry-Thompson .... make-up assistant
Ade 'Nike' Wright .... key hair stylist
Adenike Wright .... hair department head (hair department head)
Production Management
Christian von Tippelskirch .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Londoner .... first assistant director
Aida Rodgers .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... second second assistant director
Amanda Slater .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Shawn Batey .... additional props
Jeff Brower .... set dresser
Russell Bullock .... camera scenic
Judy Gurr .... shopper
Robin Koenig .... leadman
Kevin Ladson .... property master
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... assistant set decorator (as Becca Meis Demarco)
Leann Murphy .... art department coordinator
Morgan Pitts .... on-set dresser
Peter Regnier .... set dresser
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant property master
Carrie Stewart .... graphic artist
Denis Zack .... set dresser
Sound Department
John Adams .... dialogue editor
Richard Baker .... design effects
David Baldwin .... backgrounds
Patrick Bietz .... sound supervisor
John Gutierrez .... cable puller
Larry Hoff .... sound mixer (as Lawrence Hoff)
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley: Los Angeles (as Chris J. Irwin)
Eric Justen .... re-recording mixer
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Scott Kramer .... recordist
Anna Malkin .... foley assistant
Suanne Maury .... sound assistant
Mike Mullane .... backgrounds (as Mike Mullane)
Stewart Nelsen .... effects editor (as Stewart Nelson)
Jeffrey Perkins .... re-recording mixer
Kevin Perry .... engineer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brent Roach .... foley recordist
Richard S. Steele .... effects editor (as Rick Steele)
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Chris Julian .... post-production sound (uncredited)
Jeremy MacLaverty .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Julie Weinstein .... post-production sound supervisor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects supervisor
Charlie Simunik .... special effects assistant (as Charles Simunek)
Don Picard .... assistant stunt coordinator
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Manny Siverio .... additional stunt coordinator (as Manny Severio)
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Michael F. Barrow .... camera operator (as Michael Barrow)
Catriona Crosby .... additional grip
Benjamin D'Andrea .... company grip
David Feldman .... best boy grip
Edwin M. Figueroa .... key grip
John Flanagan .... generator operator
Sergei Franklin .... steadicam operator
Eric Gearity .... best boy grip
Damian Gonzales .... company electric
Tim Guinness .... gaffer
Anthony Hecanova .... loader
Ted LeHane .... company grip (as Edward 'Ted' LeHane)
Tim McAuliffe .... best boy electric
John Paul McIntyre .... dolly grip (as Jack McIntyre)
Elana Pianko .... second assistant camera
Michael Price .... company electric
Anthony Santos .... best boy grip (as Tony Santos)
David Sauers .... company grip
Sam Somwaru .... EPK camera
Ron Travisano .... first assistant camera
Julio Yurnet .... company grip
Symon Mink .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Collin Quinlan .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Ron Travisano .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
John Woods .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rayshawna Fraser .... extras casting assistant
Ilona Friedman .... casting assistant (as Illona Friedman)
Germoney Scott .... casting associate
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson .... set costumer (as Pashelle L. Clayton-Robinson)
Raul Siro Ferreira .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennifer Newman .... assistant costume designer
Angelielette Smith .... additional costumer
Yvette Stapleton .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Patrick Bietz .... post production supervisor: Los Angeles
Vaughan Killin .... color timer
Brad Lauren .... additional picture editorial
Michael Mezaros .... post-production coordinator
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Adam Reitano .... assistant editor
David D'Alessio .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Jim Black .... music clearance: Clearsongs Inc.
Dan Crane .... intern to music supervisor
Kevin Fleming .... music supervisor
David Frankel .... temp music editor
George Graham .... musician: solo flugelhorn
Nathan Kaproff .... orchestra manager
A.J. Lambert .... music coordinator (as A J Lambert)
Michael Lang .... musician: solo piano
Tracy McKnight .... additional music supervisor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring engineer (as Danny Wallin)
Jeanne DaSilva .... music clearances (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Raphael Banks .... transportation co-captain (as Raphael Andre Banks)
Theodor A. Brown .... transportation captain (as Ted Brown)
Jimmy Heidrich .... driver (as Jim Heidrich)
Joe Johnson .... driver
Paul Kane .... driver
Anthony Luddich .... driver
Richard Lukasiewk .... driver
John Lynch Jr. .... driver (as John Lynch)
Scott Mundy .... driver
Other crew
Eric Agopian .... set production assistant
Doranne Bakiewicz .... office production assistant
Evan Barba .... driving production assistant
Gary M. Barkin .... production counsel (as Gary M. Barkin Esq.)
Deborah Blake .... set medic
Alexandra Blanco .... accounting assistant
David Blenk .... first assistant accountant
Steve Braybrook .... office production assistant
Rebecca Bregman .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Bridgewater .... set production assistant
Christian Brockey .... production secretary
Amy Burt .... payroll clerk
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
Leah Byrd .... unit publicity associate
Rory Chase .... set production assistant
Michael Chenevert .... set production assistant
Donna Cipriani .... production accountant
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Kai Crawford .... set production assistant
Joseph Davicsin .... assistant: Mr. Lauren
Kara Doherty .... key production assistant
Mike Dooley .... set medic
Bridget Drummond .... location assistant
Raya Eid .... assistant: Mr. Drew
Arlington Forbes .... epk producer
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Romel Hyacinthe .... office production assistant
Chip Kidd .... title design
Michele Lee Kirwan .... accounting assistant
Adam Levine .... location assistant
Darlene Liebman .... production coordinator
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor
Rasha Mella .... stand-in (as Rashamella)
Debra Meltzer .... assistant to producers
Michael Mezaros .... assistant production coordinator: Hamptons
Alfredo M. Olmedo .... driving production assistant
Peter Pastorelli .... location assistant
Gregory Power .... chef: Coast to Coast Catering (as Greg Power)
Jon Schroder .... location scout
Timothy Shea .... assistant chef: Coast to Coast Catering (as Tim Shea)
Joshua Siegel .... driving production assistant
Angela Soon .... craft service: Cecil B. DeMeals
Richard Squires .... location assistant
Lorenzo Taylor .... stand-in
Joe Teobout .... stand-in
Tate Thompson .... location scout
Yori Tondrowski .... set production assistant
Louis Valentine .... craft service: Cecil B. DeMeals
James Williams .... production assistant: first team
Andrew Yeo .... assistant location manager
Richard Bever .... distribution executive (uncredited)
Richard Bever .... marketing executive (uncredited)
Ava DuVernay .... promotional services (uncredited)
Ray Felipe .... script researcher (uncredited)
Nathan Hayashigawa .... distribution (uncredited)
Ariana Jackson .... distribution executive (uncredited)
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Carol Alvarez .... the producers wish to thank: Mahoney Cohen & Co.
Kathy Bennett .... the producers wish to thank: Town of East Hampton
Ken Callaghan .... the producers wish to thank: Town of Old Westbury
Larry Cantwell .... the producers wish to thank: Village of East Hampton
Arnold Cohen .... the producers wish to thank: Mahoney Cohen & Co.
Helene Elenowitz .... the producers wish to thank
Christina Galesi .... the producers wish to thank: Sotheby's International Reality
Nancy Grigor .... the producers wish to thank: Hampton Locations
George Hammer .... the producers wish to thank: Shepherd's Neck Inn, Montauk (as Mr. George Hammer)
Marie Hammer .... the producers wish to thank: Shepherd's Neck Inn, Montauk (as Mrs. George Hammer)
Leonard Holzer .... the producers wish to thank
Marcia Holzer .... the producers wish to thank
Allyn Jackson .... the producers wish to thank
Terri Kostuk .... the producers wish to thank: Town of Southampton
David Lauren .... special thanks: for coming up with the original concept in a swimming pool in Montauk, Long Island
Tom Lopinski .... the producers wish to thank
Debra Markowitz .... the producers wish to thank: Nassau Film Commission (as Debbie Markowitz)
Fred Overton .... the producers wish to thank: Town of East Hampton
Bill Stafford .... the producers wish to thank: Sotheby's International Reality
Daryl 'Dogman' Young .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence
Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:96 min (Tribeca Film Festival) | Argentina:97 min
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Not Maxwell's best work, 7 April 2006
Author: istlota from United States

Cherot's earlier film, "Hav Plenty", was one of my favorite movies. The chemistry between Cherot and Maxwell's characters in "Hav Plenty" was magical, albeit also disturbing in some ways. Hav (Maxwell's character) was a self-admitted freak and you find yourself asking why can't D. Money look past her breath-taking physical beauty and see the darkness within? But, this review is about Cherot's later movie, "G". It was a big disappointment. I rented it from Blockbuster immediately after noticing Chenoa Maxwell starred in it. I didn't even notice that it was another Cherot movie until after I watched it ... twice. The significance of that fact is that I was thinking "G" suffered from not having Cherot as the director, then I found out this was a Cherot film. Uh-oh.

This movie has two problems. One is the weak script. The entire premise is 100% unbelievable. Rappers in the Hamptons? Come on. Maybe, this could have been pulled off as a comedy, but as drama the premise is ill-conceived.

This movie has so much potential. Blair Underwood nails his character, as always. And, Richard T. Jones manages to tone down his obvious comedic skills and delivers a leading man whose charisma is all the more impressive when you realize he convinces us that Sky (Maxwell's character) should be with him instead of the brother every sister in the world would love to wake up next to, Blair Underwood. Pay attention to the second scene in which we see Summer G. (Jones' character). You sense everything you need to know about Summer G. before he evens says a word. Jones' acting is that deep in this movie. It is, by far, his best work I have seen to date.

Problem number two is Chenoa Maxwell. Chenoa Maxwell is one of the finest sisters on the planet. That, in itself, is enough to convince most men, and more women than you might think, to see this movie. But, she, apparently, is an actress who needs quite a bit of help from her director. She was so fascinating in "Hav Plenty". But, in "G" she appears, well, amateurish. And, I say that as a fan who sincerely wants to see her do well. I couldn't help being drawn to her character in the episodes she played in "Girlfriends". She played opposite Golden Brooks, another sister with drop dead gorgeous looks. Yet, when the two had a scene together, I found myself drawn to Maxwell's character. But, "G" is the worst work I have seen yet from Maxwell.

I always saw Chenoa Maxwell playing a role. I never saw Sky, the character Chenoa was supposed to be portraying. Chenoa doesn't look comfortable with this role. In her love scene with Jones, he is buck naked, oblivious to the rest of the world, only into Sky. But, Sky isn't there. Instead, there is Chenoa, more concerned about what body parts not to show than of losing herself in G.s embrace. I can respect a sister deciding not to show her body on camera. But, a sister with those sort of values should not have accepted this role.

I think , when it comes to love scenes, the actors have to put all personal inhibitions aside and immerse themselves in their characters. It it then up to the director to tastefully edit out shots which are not flattering. If you don't trust your director to do that, you can not give your character your whole heart and soul. Halle Berry had to do this in "Monster's Ball". In her infamous love scene with Billy Bob Thornton's character, Halle is nowhere to be found. At that moment, the only woman in the room is Leticia Musgrove. Yes, it annoys me that White Folks picked that particular story to come up, finally, with another best actress award for a sister. But, Chenoa could learn a lot from Halle's work in "Monster's Ball". Think back to the last scene of "Monster's Ball", when Halle's character told us so much without ever saying one word. Now, that was the level of talent we needed to see from my girl Chenoa.

Chenoa, please, sister woman, at some point, if you intend to take this acting thing to the next level, you have to be willing to move further from Chenoa and closer to the character you are playing. Embrace her, take chances, even chances that you personally might be a little uncomfortable with. I, for one, know you have it in you.

But, if your personal value system is not compatible with the whole Hollywood acting scene, to the point where you decide being Chenoa is more important than being an actress, I ain't mad at cha. I have no doubt you could be a success at anything else you put your head to. But, whatever you choose to do, do it with all your mind, heart, soul, and body.


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