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  (in credits order)

Vivica A. Fox ... Constance Simms

Shemar Moore ... Emery Simms

Golden Brooks ... Allannah James

Sean Blakemore ... Brandon

Joe Torry ... Derrick Woods

Victoria Rowell ... Detective Pierce

Mel Jackson ... Detective Morgan

William L. Johnson ... RAy

Caryn Ward ... Gwendolyn

Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Letrice

Brian Hite ... Kenneth Stroud

David E. Collier ... Reyes (as David Collier)
Candice Carbo ... Anna
Antwan Mills ... Stan

Mike Pniewski ... Simon (as Mike Piniewski)

A.J. Merrill ... Jim
Mwangi Kwesi ... Russell
Frank Ski ... Senator
Rashan Ali Smith ... Jen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sho Dixon ... Kid on playground

Sarah E. Spencer ... Receptionist
Clark Washington ... Girl on playground swing

Lil' Zane ... M'Kai (as Zane Copeland Jr.)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Awards Gala Attendee (uncredited)

Xavier Rivers ... Mail Handler (uncredited)
Marian Wagner ... Golf Club Patron (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Sasha Wordlaw ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Ross Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kelsey Scott 

Produced by
Gregory Ramon Anderson .... co-producer
Vivica A. Fox .... producer
Rob Hardy .... producer
Veronica F. Nichols .... associate producer
William Packer .... producer
Lita Richardson .... producer
Original Music by
Jan Pomerans 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Stipe  (as Ken Stipe)
Film Editing by
Robert Coles 
Casting by
Joe Adams 
Ayo Davis 
Production Design by
Korey Washington 
Costume Design by
Jeannette Guillermo 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Champion .... assistant hair stylist
Cynthia L. Chapman .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Ivey .... makeup assistant
Rea Ann Silva .... makeup artist: Ms. Fox (as Reaann Silva)
Sean Smith .... hair stylist: Ms. Fox
Linda Thompson .... key hair stylist (as Linda Clark-Thompson)
Denise Tunnell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jolly Dale .... unit production manager
Thomas Carl McGuinness .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angelique Bones .... second assistant director
Louis Paul Tocchet .... first assistant director (as Louis Tocchet)
Inman Young .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Tania Bell .... props master
Elliott Boswell .... set dresser
James Brothers .... set dresser (as James B. Brothers)
Jennifer Cameron .... props
Jennifer Cameron .... set dresser
Robert Tate Nichols .... lead man
Tripp Norton .... set dresser (as William Tripp Norton)
Lance Totten .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Mike Filosa .... sound mixer
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Ticer .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Michelle Nunez .... title designer
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as George Colucci)
Brian Hite .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Irie Bailey .... grip
Louis 'Bolaji' Bailey .... key grip
Shelley Baldwin .... electrician
Bill Bennett .... best boy grip
Alfeo Dixon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alfeo Dixon .... director of photography: second unit
Alfeo Dixon .... still photographer
Marc Dobiecki .... director of photography: time-lapse cinematography
Ben Gaskin .... best boy electric (as Benny Gaskins)
Rodney Gaskin .... electrician
Lorenzo Hall .... grip
Carl Johnson .... electrician
Carl Johnson .... gaffer
Carl M. Johnson .... lighting technician
Sherman Johnson .... second assistant camera
Chris Jones .... Steadicam operator
Bret Lanius .... first assistant camera
Isaac Newton .... grip intern
Stoke T. Renigade Patterson .... electrician (as Stroke T. Renigade)
Billy Sherrill .... dolly grip (as Billy Sherril)
John E. Stephens .... crane technician (as John Stephens)
John E. Stephens .... grip (as John Stephens)
Bin Summors .... camera loader
Obinwa Summors .... camera loader
Trey Twitty .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Vernon 'Trey' Twitty III)
Tom Whipple .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Jolanda Anthony .... casting associate
Terry Gingles .... adr voice casting (as Terry Gingles Jr.)
Randee Price .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Elle Richardson .... extras casting (as Sherry Richardson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrice Bone .... costumer
Gertrude Moore .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Michelle Nunez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ali Muhammad .... music supervisor
Akinah Rahmaan .... co-music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ralph Strickland .... transportation coordinator
Oranz Walker .... transportation captain
Other crew
Dianne Ashford .... production coordinator
Adia Bradley .... intern
Adam Brouillard .... intern
Sekinah Brown .... office production assistant
Kesha Bullard .... intern
Derrick Doose .... set production assistant
Jessie Dunbar .... set intern
Michael Fletcher .... location manager
Stephen Hall .... set production assistant
Elise Hines .... intern
Nina Hodge .... intern (as Darnina Hodge)
Breon Inman .... intern
Patrice Lee .... intern
Trina Love .... assistant to producers (as Trina Love Perrineau)
Derrick Napoleon .... intern
Tameche Packer .... production secretary
Shanalyna C. Palmer .... key set production assistant (as Shanalyna Palmer)
Jill Potter .... intern
Raquel Riley-Thomas .... body double
Xavier Rivers .... stand-in: Mel Jackson
Ron Robinson .... intern
La' Quesha Sloan .... intern
Sue Ellen Smith .... script supervisor
Latanya Stephens .... intern
Cory Talanca .... assistant location manager
Tony Thomas .... craft service
Sean Van Dorn .... intern
Chrishawn Wagoner .... production office intern
Thomas B.J. Williams .... location assistant
Sasha Wordlaw .... intern (as Shatasha Wordlaw)
Nina Packer .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence
USA:87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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All African American castSee more »
Continuity: When Allannah gets kicked out of the dorm room, she pushes the door out to leave the room (an outward swinging door). The next shot from the outside of the room shows her exiting the room with the door closing toward her as an inward swinging door.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Trois (2000)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
My thoughts on the movie Motives, 17 October 2004
Author: Doreatha Melancon ( from Redwood City, CA

I thought that the movie was good. I feel that the story line could have been more developed, in some ways but overall it was a good and well written movie. It has some very interesting twists and turns that are very surprising, but make the movie that much better. Its full of suspense. Its a good mystery thriller.

I believe that is was beautiful to see African American people in a movie like this. Instead of seeing the typical, gangster movie or comedy or a movie showing the black struggle. It was just good to see a mystery, a smart film that was just about how life can be, not so much about race. I hope to see many more movies like this.

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