Brother to Brother (2004)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  17 January 2004 (USA)
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A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Duane Boutte ...
Young Bruce
Alex Burns ...
Roger Robinson ...
Bruce Nugent
Brad Bailey ...
Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
Brian Everett Chandler ...
Mr. Williams
Shantell Herndon ...
Classroom Girl #1
Classroom Girl #2
Curtis McClarin ...
Black Man on Subway (as Curtis L. McClarin)


A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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17 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Irmão Pra Irmão  »

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Earle Hyman was originally cast in the role of "Bruce," played by 'Roger Robinson' in the film. See more »


Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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16 November 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! From the moment it began as we traveled over the East River, I was totally absorbed it this movie. However, be aware that it is quite "erotic" even though it is not explicit. I saw the film in Manhattan early in the afternoon. There were quite a few "Thug" types in the audience, I guess because it is a predominatly "black" movie. To my surprise, they sat through the entire movie, erotic scenes and all. I think this makes a statement. Perhaps the "thug" scene is just a facade and this movie gets to the heart of what many men, including Black men feel. This movie has wonderful performances from everyone. It's ashamed that it is not in wider release. Congratulations to Anthony MacKie for taking on this role.

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