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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 overview, first billed only:
Greg Andrews ...
Jay
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Waffle House Waitress (as Monica)
Brandon Bernard Benton ...
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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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Veda
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Star
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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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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$11,554,404 (USA) (31 March 2006)

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$21,160,089 (USA) (19 May 2006)
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Trivia

Shot in 45 days. See more »

Goofs

When New New's dad takes her to the car, you can see TI behind her not on skates, when she turns to look at him, he's skating to the car. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: It's all part of the game, young fuck buck.
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Spoofed in Dance Flick (2009) See more »

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Protein Chant/Wanna Hook Up
Written and Performed by Isaac Hayes III
Courtesy of Chartcontrol/Jo Blo Ent
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Skating is in
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What many people refuse to believe is the accuracy in socio-economic depictions of dramas and routines of young black teens that ATL brings to life in theaters. As I glance over the several reviews written by critics who seem rather shocked that skating is actually a hip-hop trend makes me even more convinced the world knows very little about what really goes on in the vines of trends and threads of hip-hop. (Skating has been "in" for a while now...anyways) ATL expressed reality artistically, which makes the movie more, in my opinion "fun." The movie scopes into the lives, gives reasons for deprivations and answers from where, what and why do people find a haven in where they "kick-it," and who they "kick it with" I think ATL is a good movie because what it really expressed to me is the strife to... just making it.

Heck, I never went skating, I mean, I'm not a very trendy or hip-hopish type of person to boot, wouldn't fit in. So the movie provides a perspective and although I may not be so into rap, the movie still gives a strong statement, so I like it. It motivates me, kind of like, Hustle and Flow.

Overall, ATL was a lot better than I expected, especially the acting, who knew Rapper T.I. can light up the screen.


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