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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay)
Antwone Fisher (story)
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Release Date:
31 March 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A New American Story
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly strong film shows the flipside of the dirty dirty See more (88 total) »

Cast

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Greg Andrews ... Jay

Monica Arnold ... Waffle House Waitress (as Monica)
Brandon Bernard Benton ... Student in Classroom

Adam Boyer ... Bartender

April Clark ... Tondie
Albert Daniels ... Brooklyn
Steven R. Ewing ... Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming ... Skateman
Big Gipp ... Famous Customer (as Cameron Gipp)
Bart Hansard ... Deputy

T.I. ... Rashad (as Tip Harris)

Khadijah ... Veda

Malika ... Star

Bone Crusher ... Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett)
Monique Harris ... Sexy Woman
Tae Heckard ... Tonya
Nick Hudani ... Mr. Sartoni

Keith David ... John Garnett

Lauren London ... New New

Jackie Long ... Esquire
Marie McAdoo ... Fat Girl

Lonette McKee ... Priscilla Garnett

Lauren Leah Mitchell ... Janice Rawlings

Markice Moore ... Austin

Margo Moorer ... Ms. Jackson
Rodrick Mosley ... Drug Customer

Zoe Myers ... Preppy Female
Ayesha Ngaujah ... Counter Girl
Jameelah Nuriddin ... Young Girl
Gregory Oliver ... Cascade Security Guard

Big Boi ... Marcus (as Antwan Andre Patton)

Vanessa Petrosky ... Holly

Jazze Pha ... DJ
Ashley Ragland ... Teenage Girl
Deon Ramone ... Big Ronnie

Ric Reitz ... Mr. Sapp
Christopher Ray Robinson II ... Ant's Friend

Evan Ross ... Ant

Onira Tares ... Sexy Young Girl (as Onira Satterwhite)
Tyree Simmons ... DJ Drama

Tasha Smith ... Gayle
Almario Thomas ... Dante

Jason Weaver ... Teddy

Mykelti Williamson ... Uncle George

L. Warren Young ... Pastor (as Laparee Young)
Jorge Luis Abreu ... Doctor
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly ... Thug (as Blaze)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Killer Mike ... Killer Mike
Genese Bobo ... Rink Patron Out Front (uncredited)
Matthew Browning ... High School Prep (uncredited)

Luanne Byrd ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Neill Calabro ... Detective Breaking into Locker (uncredited)
Buffie Carruth ... Big Booty Judy (uncredited)
Andre Davis ... Church Patron (uncredited)
Uzoma Emukah ... Student (uncredited)
Laurie Gardner ... Gala Attendee (uncredited)
James Harris ... Rink Patron (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Private School Teacher (uncredited)

Jonathan Lewandowski Jaxson ... Golf Partner (uncredited)

B. Todd Johnston ... Private School Student (uncredited)
Merritt Mitchell ... Store Clerk (uncredited)

Muretta Moss ... White Girl Runner (uncredited)

Kelly Natividade ... College Student (uncredited)

M.V. Oliphant ... Parishioner (uncredited)

William Palmer Jr. ... Skate Team Leader (uncredited)

Parker Price ... Skating Rink Patron (uncredited)

Brandon Thaxton ... Teenage Boy (uncredited)
Temarrio Thomas ... Scared Skater (uncredited)

Kenneth L. Zirkman ... Gala Attendee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chris Robinson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay)

Antwone Fisher (story)

Produced by
Dallas Austin .... producer
Timothy M. Bourne .... executive producer
Jody Gerson .... producer
James Lassiter .... producer
Will Smith .... producer
Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins .... executive producer (as Tionne Watkins)
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Karsten Gopinath (director of photography) (as Crash)
 
Film Editing by
David Blackburn 
 
Casting by
Leah Daniels  (as Leah Daniels Butler)
Kim Hardin  (as Kimberly Hardin)
 
Production Design by
Robb Buono 
 
Art Direction by
Jonathan Short 
 
Set Decoration by
Nicole Selmo 
 
Costume Design by
Shawn Barton 
 
Makeup Department
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Roxanne Ferguson .... co-key hairstylist
Taylor Knight .... head hair stylist
Donna M. Premick .... key makeup artist (as Donna Premick)
Kellie Robinson .... makeup artist
Linda Thompson .... additional hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... makeup department head
Deedy Wales-Walden .... key hair stylist
Char Coats-Crump .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Janice Tunnell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Timothy M. Bourne .... unit production manager
Craig Cannold .... production supervisor
Lisa Dennis Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melody Beam .... second second assistant director
Charles Croughwell .... second unit director
Neil Lewis .... second second assistant director
Patrick Mangan .... second assistant director
Les McDonough .... additional second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
James Brothers .... property master
Guillaume DeLouche .... property master: additional photography
Karen A. Felix .... set dresser
Dan Fraga .... storyboard artist
Carrie Gale .... graphic designer (as Carrie A. Cantwell)
Megan Graham .... set dresser
Shawn M. Gray .... assistant property master
Roland Heart .... set dresser
Chris Hunter .... storyboard artist
Tatiana Komlos .... art department coordinator (as Tatiana Komlos Post)
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Sedrick Livingston .... welder foreman
Alisa Lumbreras .... on-set scenic artist
David H. Nash .... gang boss
Dan Post .... set dresser
Philip Salick .... set dresser
Andre Sowards .... on-set dresser: reshoots
Mike Sullivan .... charge scenic artist
Alejandro Luna .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Greg Waddle .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects designer
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Greg Crawford .... adr recordist: Atlanta
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Thomas Giordano .... production sound technician: re-shoots, Los Angeles
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
Colt Logan .... additional utility sound
Jon Mete .... dialogue editor
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
John Roesch .... foley artist
Kira Roessler .... dialog editor
Jose A. Sanchez .... sound utility
Curt Schulkey .... supervising sound editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Weaver .... utility sound: cable (as Christopher Todd Weaver)
 
Special Effects by
Lisa Reynolds .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gregory Creaser .... digital intermediate colorist
Alan De Castro .... digital artist
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
David Geoghegan .... digital optical compositor
Patrick Keenan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
 
Stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunt double: Big Boi
Gus Williams .... stunt coordinator
Lorenzo Yearby .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Andrews .... electrician
Brent Bazinski .... rigging electrician
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Bradley .... grip
J. Christopher Campbell .... grip (as Christopher Campbell)
Michael Chambliss .... remote head technician
Dessie Coale .... electrician
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Rick Crank .... electrician
Stephen Crocker .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Stephen Crowley .... pre-rigging gaffer
Jeff W. Curtis .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Guy D'Alema .... still photographer
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gavin Fernandez .... camera intern
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
Jos'h Hancher .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Colin Hudson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Colin Hudson .... director of photography: second unit
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Eric Leftridge .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erik Loveland .... additional electrician
Halley Manning .... rigging electrician
Greg Morse .... video playback
Alex Orr .... rigging electrician
Karen Parsons .... dimmer board operator
Daniel Pederson .... electrician
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Ted Sapp .... key rigging grip
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Chad Schroeder .... electrician
Steve Sudge .... electrician
Trey Twitty .... camera loader
Mike Tyson .... rigging electrician
Greg Waddle .... grip
Tom Weston .... camera operator: "a" camera
Steve Zigler .... best boy rigging
Randy Tharpe .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michelle Adams .... co-casting
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant
Shay Griffin .... location casting (as Shay Bentley-Griffin)
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting
Tamika Jones .... casting assistant
Ulysses Terrero .... additional casting
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Bland .... costumer
Sekinah Brown .... costumer
Zenita Carswell .... costumer
Anthony Franco .... costume supervisor
K. Drew Fuller .... key costumer
Martha Ledbetter .... set costumer
Philip Maldonado .... set costumer
Carol Sadler .... wardrobe supervisor
Iliana Sanchez .... costumer
Kenya Ware .... on-set costumer
Monique Younger .... wardrobe daily assistant (as Monique Woods)
 
Editorial Department
Paul Bronkar .... digital intermediate colorist
Lauren Cynkar .... post-production assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Danya Joseph .... assistant editor
Kathleen Latlip .... assistant editor
Diane LeDesma .... colorist
Jerimiah Morey .... assistant colorist
Billy Rich .... additional editor
Nicholas Sousa .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Dan DiPrima .... supervising music editor
George Doering .... musician
Alexandra Dorfman .... music coordinator
Oliver Hug .... assistant music editor
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Mateo Laboriel .... composer: additional music
Mateo Laboriel .... score programmer
Tim Lauber .... score recordist
Ernest Lee .... music recording engineer
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Julia Michels .... music supervisor
Satnam Ramgotra .... musician: percussion
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Lee Scott .... music editor
Tom Steel .... scoring crew
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Bill Talbott .... scoring technician
Jojo Villanueva .... music coordinator
Jesse Voccia .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Tim Abbatoye .... transportation captain: additional photography
Donald Binder .... driver
Robert Brubaker .... driver
Keith N. Collis .... transportation captain
Dale Combs .... driver: electric
Anthony Forester .... picture car coordinator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Leonard Jefferson .... picture cars
Tom Moore .... transportation captain
Timothy Stephens .... driver
Shane Summers .... transportation coordinator
Oranz Walker .... driver
David Carlton White .... grip: truck driver
 
Other crew
Sharliss Asbury .... assistant: Dallas Austin
Calvin Ashford .... office staff assistant
Mike Brune .... production assistant
Jimmy Chriss .... set staff assistant
Keiann Collins .... pick-ups
Jeff W. Curtis .... scorpio head technician
Peter da Silva .... set staff assistant
Derron Delaney .... medic
Alfeo Dixon .... location scout
Tia Dorsey .... assistant: Tionne Watkins
Brenda Findley .... production secretary
Gloria Gifford .... dialogue coach
Gary Glushon .... assistant: James Lassiter
Tony Holley .... assistant location manager
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... assistant accountant
Ingrid Johanson .... production coordinator
Stefanie Johnston .... art staff assistant
Ty Granderson Jones .... adr loop group
Tova Kaplan .... production assistant
Megan Kristen Lane .... production assistant: reshoots
Kamisha McCullough .... extras payroll
Sam Nainoa .... production assistant
Vaughn Newton .... skate coordinator
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Mike Riley .... location manager
Harvey Robinson .... assistant: Chris Robinson
Haroon Saleem .... assistant: James Lassiter
Eliza Smith .... assistant: Jody Gerson
Charlie B. Spaht .... editorial staff assistant
Todd Spears .... first assistant accountant: re-shoots
Devyne Stephens .... choreographer
Devyne Stephens .... choreographer
Patricia Story .... unit publicist
Leslie Terrero .... assistant: Chris Robinson
Brandon Thaxton .... photo double
Jeremy Thomas .... production assistant
Temarrio Thomas .... stand-in
Flávia Toledo .... assistant: Timothy M. Bourne (as Flavia Toledo)
Carol Tresan .... animal coordinator
Greg Tresan .... dog wrangler
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... key craft service
Ricky R. Weaver .... production assistant
Teresa M. Yarbrough .... assistant production coordinator
Seth Zimmerman .... office staff assistant
 
Thanks
Sharlene Falls .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #42542)

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Trivia:
Shot in 45 days.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: During the pool scene, the boom mic is visible in the reflection of New New's sunglasses.See more »
Quotes:
New New:Why don't you cut across the middle and get your feet wet?
Esquire:Why don't you go roll neck at somebody else and get up out mine's?
New New:I'm just trying to help you out! Your takeoff is weak and you're starting to make Rashad look bad!
Esquire:[frowns at her] I don't like you. I really don't!
New New:[points to the rink] Uh-oh. And why don't you go catch up?
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63 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly strong film shows the flipside of the dirty dirty, 27 March 2006
Author: Michael Dennis (miked@reelblack.com) from City of Brotherly Love

I just got back from an advance screening of ATL--the movie that cannot be marketed as a roller skating flick because Roll Bounce "didn't make money."

OK, so I guess that's a major spoiler in Warner Brother's eyes. But I think it's kinda cool to see a PG-13 movie set in current times that shows young men and women battling with the process of growing up. If you've seen lots of movies like me, you'll know where ATL borrows it's cues from--the friendships of Juice, the house party from House Party, the fat girl from Cooley High a dash of Purple Rain the broad tapestry of Last Picture Show or American Graffiti and the swagger of Saturday Night Fever. It also owes a lot to John Hughes' early work. That being said, director Chris Robinson, in his feature debut, delivers strong visuals and an excellent soundtrack/score that constantly reminds you that these are real places, people and problems. He gets excellent performances from his cast--a mix of veteran actors and musicians in their film debuts.

The big plot twist in the story (which I won't give away) raises a very interesting question that the movie with as broad a scope as ATL has no way to answer--do these young girls project a "grown-up" attitude because it's fashionable or is it the only way to find love and attention from these young boys who are, in their own way, desperately in search of their own manhood without the guidance of true role models? ATL tels a very familiar story but with interesting hues and nuances that defy the typical "hood" flick. I encourage you to check it out in theaters.

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