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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.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


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Credited cast:
Dave Isay
Brandon Hammond ...
Lloyd "Boo" Newman
Serena Lee ...
Janelle Jones
Roderick Pannell ...
LeAlan Jones
Gary Covino
Sandra Williams (as Vanessa A. Williams)
Graham Ellis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophie Newman
James (as Chris Collins)
Paxton Wade
Jordan Duncan ...
Eric Morris
Derrick Morris
Maxine Guess ...
Mrs. Shaw
Darren John ...
Man telling jokes to homeless people


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 »





Release Date:

12 March 2003 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Nuestra propia historia  »

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1.37 : 1
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LeAlan Jones: I live in the ghetto. I'm supposed to be a loser. I'm supposed to be snatching a purse and shooting your head off. I'm a person that doesn't vote. I'm the motherfucker that's supposed to fill your jails. I'm not supposed to be intelligent; I'm not supposed to know what I know, but I do. I've got an uncle and a cousin that are career criminals, no father, a mother who was pronounced mentally ill, and a grandmother that raised him and twenty kids, but I'll still make it. I know you don't want to ...
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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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