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Nora's Hair Salon -- Jennifer Lewis plays Nora, a young woman who runs a hair salon full of sassy, eclectic stylists.


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Release Date:
25 May 2004 (USA) See more »
Barbershop meets Soul Food. See more »
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Tatyana Ali ... Lilleana

Kristian Bernard ... Dean

Bobby Brown ... Bennie
Brandi Burnside ... Tashina

Christine Carlo ... Xenobia

Kiki Haynes ... Kiki (as Kianya Haynes)
Roque ... Jill Carson (as Raquel Herring)
Johann John Jean ... Bennie Thug #2 (as Johan Jean)

Lil' Kim ... Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones)

Tamala Jones ... Chloe

Claudia Jordan ... Dahlia
Jean-Claude La Marre ... Devin (as Jean Claude LaMarre)

Jerry LaMothe ... Bennie's Thug #3

Jenifer Lewis ... Nora Harper
Cheyenne Maxey ... Girl Scout

Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel ... Leronne (as Jonathan McDaniel)
Libby Millhouse ... Girl with deformed feet

Pras Michel ... Bennie's Thug #1 (as Pras)

Lucille Soong ... Ming

Donn Swaby ... Delicious
David Thomas ... Dr. Briggs

Chantelle Tibbs

Aura Vence ... Layla (as Hildura Vence)
Harold Wright
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tanika Brown McKelvy ... Tamika (uncredited)
Libbey Genaro ... Emily (uncredited)

Whitney Houston ... Herself / Nippy (uncredited)

David Jean Thomas ... E.R. Dr. Kennard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry LaMothe 
Writing credits
Jean-Claude La Marre (written by) &
Chanel Capra (written by) &
Jonathan Hicks (written by)

Jean-Claude La Marre (story)

Produced by
Marc Ambrose .... line producer
Lila Aviv .... co-producer
Andre Jeffrey .... executive producer
Tamala Jones .... co-producer
Jean-Claude La Marre .... producer
Liz La Marre .... associate producer
Jessie L. Levostre .... producer
Tim Swain .... producer
Original Music by
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick 
Cinematography by
Robert Humphreys 
Film Editing by
Frances DeLoach 
Casting by
Mathew Gray 
Liz La Marre 
Reno Logan 
Production Design by
Margaret M. Miles 
Set Decoration by
Evan Waters 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Patricia Harris .... assistant hair stylist
Patricia Harris .... assistant makeup artist
Yolande Johnson .... assistant makeup artist
Kurt Marshall .... barber
Cole Patterson .... key makeup artist (as Nicole Patterson)
Yvette Shelton .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Katie Baccaro .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alisa Fredericks .... first assistant director
Sybille Herwig .... second second assistant director
Jennifer Hinkey .... assistant director
Art Department
Kristen Anthony .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lucien Eagle-Jack .... boom operator
Mickey McMullen .... sound mixer
Tara A. Paul .... dialogue editor (as Tara Paul)
Tara A. Paul .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tara Paul)
David Scharf .... dialogue editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Evans .... electrician
John Schweitzer .... chief lighting technician
Todd Stoneman .... key grip
Laura Thompson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Deron Tse .... best boy grip
Ben Wolf .... second camera operator
Casting Department
Tanya Sanchez .... casting manager
Editorial Department
Albert C. Chevalier .... post-production co-supervisor
Greg Tennant .... additional film editor
Other crew
Tanika Brown McKelvy .... production coordinator
Ava DuVernay .... publicist
Lauren Lewis .... unit publicist
Ellene Miles .... publicist
Willy Roberts .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Rated R for some language and sexual references
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Tatyana Ali , Jennifer Lewis and Tamala Jones all appeared in the fresh prince of bel airSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Good For What It Is, 28 June 2004
Author: MGereffi from South Florida

I had heard about this project for awhile and was looking forward to seeing it in theaters. I never heard anything for awhile and gave up hope until last night, when I saw it in Blockbuster and jumped at the chance to rent it. I loved it and it is one of my favorite films, but that's because I am very into the African-American comedy genre so that might play into it.. I will write my review from an overall perspective. The plot is simple: the movie focuses on the happening's of Nora's Hair Salon, with several subplots including escaping an abusive relationship, realizing who your true friends are, and coming out. The film was great for what it's worth. I especially loved the Ming character, who, you learn in the making of feature on the DVD, was not in the original script. Yes, the editing wasn't the best and a little repetitive and yes some of the acting wasn't a-list, but the film was a LIMITED BUDGET INDIE! To get the cast they got was incredible for such a small movie, with a cameo by Whitney Houston and an extended cameo by Bobby Brown. I loved the movie. It teaches good life lessons and just makes you put a smile on your face, even with the sad ending. I give it 3 and a half out of 4 stars.. GO SEE IT! IT'S GREAT!

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