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ATL (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2006 (USA)
As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Andrews ...
Jay
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Brandon Bernard Benton ...
Student in Classroom
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Bartender
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Albert Daniels ...
Steven R. Ewing ...
Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming ...
Skateman
Big Gipp ...
Famous Customer (as Cameron Gipp)
Bart Hansard ...
Deputy
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Rashad (as Tip Harris)
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Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett)
Monique Harris ...
Sexy Woman
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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A New American Story


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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence | See all certifications »

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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jellybeans  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,404, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$21,160,089, 21 May 2006
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Trivia

The original title of the movie was going to be "Jellybean," which is the nickname of the character Ant and was also the name of the skating rink in Southwest Atlanta back in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

During the pool scene, the boom mic is visible in the reflection of New New's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Rashad: My Pops used to always say dreamin' is the luxury of children, and that I should enjoy it. And he was right.
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Must Be Nice
Written and Performed by Lyfe Jennings
Courtesy of Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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ATL is A Tale of Life
2 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

A story about young people struggling to overcome the darker side of the neighborhood. Rashad Swann (Tip Harris) comes of age and takes responsibility for himself and his brother Antwone (Ross) to move toward getting out of the hood. Rashad meets a great girl named New New (London) with a secret that almost costs them their relationship. Antwone gets involved in dealing and suffers from a boss that isn't very understanding. Rashad and his skating buddies spend their time at the Cascade roller rink competing in skating events in preparation for the annual skating tournament that they've won several times. The main characters are all pretty likable and the dialog was a good compromise between reality and prime time TV. They even had an old timer speaking some Jive. You won't find an abundance of emotion from the righteous characters, but it is well worth seeing. Even with all the daily troubles, it doesn't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.


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