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Brother to Brother (2004)

 -  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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Perry
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Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Young Bruce
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Langston
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Jim
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Wally
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Roger Robinson ...
Bruce Nugent
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Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
Brian Everett Chandler ...
Mr. Williams
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Isaiah
Shantell Herndon ...
Classroom Girl #1
Billoah Greene ...
Rashan
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Classroom Girl #2
Curtis McClarin ...
Black Man on Subway (as Curtis L. McClarin)
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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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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 »

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

I met Anthony MacKie, the actor who plays Perry, after experiencing his wonderful portrayal of Tupac Shakur in a play off Broadway in NYC and we had a few moments to chat as he signed my program. As I watched "Brother to Brother" I kept wondering how much of Perry's life paralleled the life of Anthony MacKie? I loved this movie! I felt that the characters were well developed and the contrast and similarities between modern day and the Harlem Renaissance fascinating. I find it hard to believe that this movie is only being shown at one theater in NYC. Anthony MacKie has, to his credit, roles in Manchurain Candidate and 8 mile, as well as theatrical roles in the Off Broadway "Up Against the Wind" and the (less successful) Drowning Crow on Broadway. Brother to Brother is an outstanding motion picture.


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