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  (in credits order)

Daniel Bess ... Young Bear

Ever Carradine ... Celeste Korngold

David Clennon ... Bear Korngold

Rae Dawn Chong ... Jenita Boxer

Melissa De Sousa ... Lucy Boxer-Seras

Hill Harper ... Errol Hickman

Alec Newman ... Kent Seras

Zoe Saldana ... Rosa Levane Boxer

Lesley Ann Warren ... Nancy Boxer

Billy Dee Williams ... Helms Boxer

Gabrielle Union ... Carmel Boxer

Shin Koyamada ... Yosito

Howie Dorough ... Alec (cab driver)

Adam Nelson ... Mathew the Cop

Glenn Plummer ... Man at Barbeque

Tonea Stewart ... Reverand

Clarence Williams III ... Forest Boxer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jolene Andersen ... Woman at Airport
Kathleen Arthur ... Young Rosa

David Beier ... Army Officer

Molly Beucher ... Clerk 2

Omar Burgess ... Frustrated Airport Customer
Dakota Carson ... Airport Passenger

Erika Coleman ... Young Lucy
Joe Cook ... Radio DJ

Lena D'Amour ... Funeral Director (as Vatecia L. Little)

Michael Dean ... Anthony Young
Stefan Dickerson ... Musician
Ralph Gipson ... Airport Employee
Chandler Horkman ... Boy
Eric James ... Kid 1

Juliette Jeffers ... Clerk

Gabe Nieto ... Officer Riviera

Morocco Omari ... Teacher
Jim Piser ... Bartender
Tre Rogers ... Young Helms
Anna Rosenbaum ... Soldier's Wife #1
Hannah White ... Young Celeste

Peter K. Owen ... Business Traveller (uncredited)

Directed by
Jordan Walker-Pearlman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jordan Walker-Pearlman 

Produced by
Nancy Archuleta .... executive producer
Anthony Balch .... associate producer
Charla Driver .... line producer
Kristi N. Gamble .... co-executive producer
Peter Kleidman .... executive producer
Shannon C. Murphy .... producer (as Shannon Murphy)
Gabe Nieto .... executive producer
Morris Ruskin .... executive producer
Jordan Walker-Pearlman .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Bearden 
Stefan Dickerson 
Stanley A. Smith 
Cinematography by
John L. Demps Jr.  (as John Niaga Demps)
Film Editing by
Alison Learned Wolf  (as Alison Learned)
Production Design by
Liba Daniels 
Art Direction by
Geoff Cormier 
Set Decoration by
Margaret A. Thigpen 
Costume Design by
Jeannette Guillermo 
Makeup Department
Merc Arceneaux .... makeup artist
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... makeup department head
Sandy Jo Johnston .... makeup artist
Fay Kelly .... key hair stylist
Ann Taylor .... hair stylist
Ann Taylor .... makeup artist
Beka Wilson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Henry DeBardeleben .... unit production manager (as Henry David DeBardeleben)
Marc Leif .... post-production supervisor
Richard W. Munchkin .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cassandra B. Laymon .... second second assistant director
Caroline O'Brien .... second assistant director
Frank Pinnock .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rick Bongiovanni .... props
Edwin C. Davis II .... set dresser
D. Tobias Denney .... lead man
John Irwin .... carpenter
Chris Kas .... props
Kevin Long .... on-set dresser
Anna Rosenbaum .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
David Gullberg .... boom operator
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Thomas Morrison .... sound mixer
Patrick O'Sullivan .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Sanches .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Jimmy Bradford .... special effects technician
Mack Chapman .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert 'Montana' Aycock .... grip
Khris Bennett .... grip
Robert Duke .... electrician
Dave Duren .... gaffer (as David J. Duren)
Tracy Facelli .... camera loader
Scott Friedland .... grip
Greg Gayne .... still photographer
Larry Gianneschi IV .... first assistant "b" camera
David Gillespie .... electrician
Jos'h Hancher .... second assistant camera
Beth Horton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as S. Beth Horton)
Andrew Paul Howell .... electrician (as Andy Howell)
Jeremy Hudson .... camera production assistant
Justin Hughes .... grip
Kyle D. Hutson .... best boy
Michael Jacobson .... electrician
David Jerkins .... electrician
Rick Lighthall .... electrician
Josh Malloy .... electrician
Jon Myers .... camera operator
John Oliveri .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
R. Mark Ramey .... first assistant camera (as Mark Ramey)
Michael F. Reynolds .... electrician
Scott Satterfield .... best boy grip
Ken Smith .... key dolly grip
Kennith G. Smith .... dolly grip
Louis Smith .... assistant camera
Darrell Tibbs .... grip
Earnie Wann .... electrician
Ernie Wann .... electrician
Wade Whitley .... assistant camera
Ben Williams .... electrician
Darryl Wilson .... key grip
Jeff Wolf .... director of photography: aerial unit
Joseph Walker .... camera intern: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Karla Nesmith .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Bland .... assistant costumer
Renee Brown .... second assistant costumer
Kati McCord .... wardrobe production assistant
Gertrude Moore .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Brad Jacques .... assistant editor
Marc Leif .... additional editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Location Management
William Brett Haas .... location manager
Music Department
Jason Brennan .... composer: additional music
Jason Brennan .... music editor
Ron Feuer .... composer: additional music
Christopher Peters .... composer: song "I'm Onto You"
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... driver
Billy Colbert .... key transportation coordinator
Michael Colbert .... driver
Carolyn Davis .... driver
John De Troia .... driver
Walton Harold .... driver
Larry E. Henderson .... driver
Terry Johnson .... driver
J.P. Manning .... transportation co-captain
Ken Nevin .... transportation captain
Ralph W. Page .... driver (as Ralph Page)
Fred Pope .... driver
Don Riesau .... driver
Timothy Stephens .... driver: hair/makeup/wardrobe
Timothy Stevens .... driver
Jacob Thomas .... driver
Otha Jerome Worley .... driver
Other crew
Andrew J. Areffi .... assistant: Shannon Murphy
David Beier .... military advisor
Dale Bramhall .... assistant: Billy Dee Williams
Reagan Brandon .... script supervisor
Ava DuVernay .... unit publicist
Derry Ellis .... security officer
Kristi N. Gamble .... legal consultant
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Fredrick Goshey .... security officer
Madison Guess .... production assistant
Gerald B. Hagerty .... cast security
Peter Hardin .... legal
William Hayes .... security officer
Darrell C. Hazelrig .... production office coordinator
Roland Hill .... cast security
Emmie Holmes .... travel coordinator
Laurie A. Hoover .... assistant production accountant
Stephen Ingle .... assistant to director
Ralph Jordan .... train engineer
Patricia Kuhn .... assistant accountant
Anastasiya Kukhtareva .... production assistant
Sims Lawson .... production assistant
Jesse Lewis IV .... accounting production assistant
Jameel Lewis .... production assistant
Chris Malone .... key set production assistant
Carolina Manrique .... stand-in: Zoe Saldana
Theadore McKiney .... security officer
Ray Meyer Jr. .... pilot
Ellene Miles .... unit publicist
Paul Mitchell .... production assistant
T.M. Murphy .... assistant to producer
Doris Posey .... production secretary
Bill Richards .... aerial coordinator
Meekel Richardson .... production assistant
Krystle Sampson .... production assistant
Ray Sergeant .... military consultant
Alan Shephard .... security officer
Michael Sims .... security officer
Tanya Stewart .... production assistant
Nan T. Stuart .... production accountant
Leonard Warren .... security officer
Arnecia Nicole Williams .... production assistant (as Arnecia Bradley)
Terry Willie .... security officer

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and a sexual reference
96 min
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
uneven but moving at times, 15 July 2007
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

"Constellation," which begins in 1940's Alabama, tells the tale of a secret, forbidden love between a black woman named Carmel and a white soldier named Bear, whose romance is cut short when he is shipped overseas to fight in the war. Flash forward fifty years to the funeral of Carmel - who never married after breaking up with Bear - which serves as the pretext for all the principal people in her life to gather together to air out their grievances and to thrash out the personal relationship problems that have haunted them all their lives. The participants include her emotionally distant brother and his two ex-wives; her two adult nieces and their respective men folk; and Bear himself, who, despite the fact that the two of them were kept apart all their lives by the restrictions of a racist society, has decided to pay not only for the services, but to put all these people up in one of the swankier hotels in Huntsville, Alabama.

Though there are a goodly number of insightful, touching moments in "Constellation," the movie probably would have been more effective had the screenplay (by director Jordan Walker-Pearlman) not tried to cram so many different characters into such a relatively short space of time (the movie runs barely over an hour and a half). Yes, I understand that the theme of the movie is all about how we form "constellations" with the people who are most important to us in life, but speaking strictly in narrative terms, much too often, the genuinely compelling travails of one character are shunted aside to make room for the far less interesting problems of another. Moreover, the romantic relationship between Carmel and Bear, which is supposed to function as the emotional cornerstone of the movie, is never made all that convincing. We are TOLD that these two people are in love with each other, but we aren't made to FEEL it. In addition, Aunt Carmel is portrayed as such a wise and ethereal earth-mother presence even after death that she is essentially robbed of her own individuality and humanity as a character.

Still, there is much that is good in the movie, starting with the performances of Billy Dee Williams, as a man incapable of making emotional connections with the people in his life, and Rae Dawn Chong, as the daughter who has the most trouble dealing with this reality. They are ably abetted by Lesley Ann Warren, Zoe Saldana, Melissa De Souza, and Hill Harper. The movie also boasts a flavorful soundtrack, filled with an eclectic mixture of musical styles, ranging from classical to hip hop to spiritual. The Huntsville setting also provides a refreshing change for audiences weary of seeing New York, Los Angeles and Chicago constantly being recycled in film after film, as if they were the only urban centers movie makers had to choose from.

The movie does lay its message on a bit thickly towards the end, employing heavy-handed speech-making and rather obvious symbolism to get its points across. It really doesn't need to go to all that effort, since the viewers could probably figure the themes out on their own given half a chance.

Yet, although "Constellation" is a decidedly mixed bag as far as family and social dramas go, it has enough elements of quality to make it worth checking out.

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