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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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Cast

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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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31 March 2006 (USA)  »

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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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This was T.I.'s debut acting role. See more »

Goofs

When the twins' mother is napping on the couch, the money in her bra is facing one way. When the scene goes to the twins and then back to the mom, the money changes positions. See more »

Quotes

Rashad: [chuckling] New New.
New New: What's so funny?
Rashad: What kind of name is New New, anyway?
New New: I'm New New cause I always rock the new, new shit. Thank you.
Rashad: Well, I heard you and you homegirls don't buy none of that new, new shit.
New New: Whatever.
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Down da Block
Written and Performed by Isaac Hayes III
Courtesy of Chartcontrol/Jo Blo Ent
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ATL is A Tale of Life
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – 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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