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Our America (2002)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 12 March 2003
The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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(book), (book) | 2 more credits »
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Dave Isay
Brandon Hammond ...
Lloyd "Boo" Newman
Serena Lee ...
Janelle Jones
Roderick Pannell ...
LeAlan Jones
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Gary Covino
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Sandra Williams (as Vanessa A. Williams)
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Graham Ellis
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Sophie Newman
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Paxton Wade
Jordan Duncan ...
Eric Morris
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Derrick Morris
Maxine Guess ...
Mrs. Shaw
Darren John ...
Man telling jokes to homeless people
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Our America is the true story of two bright and ambitious Chicago teenagers who, living in one of the worst inner-city neighborhoods in the country, get a chance to become reporters for NPR. Their reporting becomes more compelling when they gather the courage to tell the truth about witnessing two of their peers throw a four-year-old out of a 14th story window. Written by <jackb@imdb.com>

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Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »
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12 March 2003 (Norway)  »

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Nuestra propia historia  »

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1.37 : 1
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Dave Isay: You're my man!
Gary Covino: I know.
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The Truth
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, disregard anything the last post said. "Socially Irresponsible" is the last thing yous should say about this movie. If you want to call anything or body irresponsible, it should be our government for allowing fellow Americans to live like this. I noticed the person who posted last is from orange county and its really crazy that people who don't live in these situations are so quick to judge. This movie was one of the best projections of the "projects" that I've ever seen. Growing up in South Central L.A and Chicago's Robert Taylors, I'm here to tell you that EVERYTHING that was mentioned in the movie is true. This is one of the best "hood" movies I've seen yet. And as far as the game they were playing on the overpass, when you are poor, you'll find fun things to do on nothing. Of course it wasn't right, but kids are doing far worse things than that.


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