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  (in credits order)

Cedric Sanders ... Richard Kelly

Lauren Holly ... Kate Allison

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Samuel Benton

William Devane ... Alan Beckett

Cory Hardrict ... Roscoe

John Brently Reynolds ... Fred Leak

Starletta DuPois ... Bessie Benton

Carter MacIntyre ... James

Siena Goines ... Ruth Kelly

Bernardo de Paula ... Nick Giffuni

Nicolas Charles ... Bill (as Nicolas Levene)
Scott Waara ... Prof. Powell

Ricco Ross ... Marvin Kelly

Maddy Curley ... Kimmy
Kelicea Meadows ... Lisa Kreemack
Jean-Emmanuel Casséus ... Richard Kelly - Age 12

Jay Arlen Jones ... Jojo
Christian Pikes ... Bobby Kelly - Age 6

Caroline Langford ... Cynthia Beckett

Gary Hudson ... Attorney
Adam McEwen ... Roscoe - Age 12

Kwame Boateng ... Bobby - Age 16

Julia Verdin ... Dr. Anderton
Brian Swette ... Brian Thomas

Clement von Franckenstein ... Stansfield Tremaine

Nils Allen Stewart ... Bill Dunn
Marilyn Sue Perry ... Big Woman
Martez Covington ... Inmate

Jonathan Wolf ... Jonathan

John Wesley ... Shotgun
John Shires ... Student #1

Stephen Cloud ... Matthew

Josie Gammell ... Secretary

Emerson Brooks ... Kaleem
Damon Blak ... Skinny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richardson Chery ... Roscoe's Friend

David Cohen ... Faculty Seminary Member

Kris Edwards ... Student #2

Kyle T. Heffner ... TV Announcer

Rene Napoli ... Professor

Julian Vada ... Classmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Young 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Young  screenplay & story

Produced by
Christian Kinde .... associate producer
Bill Kravitz .... associate producer
Matt Malouf .... executive producer
Ric Smith .... line producer
Lynn Stevenson .... post-production producer
Brian Swette .... executive producer
Julia Verdin .... producer
Mark Young .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
Cinematography by
Zoran Popovic 
Film Editing by
Omar Daher 
Casting by
Ricki Maslar 
Production Design by
Chris Giammalvo 
Set Decoration by
Nashon Petrushkin 
Costume Design by
Alycia Belle 
Makeup Department
Ayla Dew .... makeup artist
Rhonda Dobbins .... special makeup effects artist
Rochelle Kneisley-Fisher .... special makeup effects artist (as Rochelle Kneisley)
Myke Michaels .... effects makeup supervisor
Galaxy San Juan .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Dean .... second assistant director
Artie Glackin .... first assistant director
Paul Lindsay .... second assistant director
James O'Keeffe .... second unit director
Rick Walls .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Bernard Cistrunk .... swing gang
Keith Davidson .... property master
Keith Davidson .... set dresser
James Eubank .... swing
Sound Department
Lee Ascher .... sound mixer
Burnie Neal .... boom operator
Glen Alger Schricker .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Matt Dean .... digital compositor
Robert W. Morgenroth .... visual effects supervisor
Lou Simon .... stunts
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dimitris Bogiantzis .... gaffer
Amanda Marie Campbell .... best girl electric
Amanda Marie Campbell .... electrician
Corey Giann Antonio .... electrician
Adam Golomski .... electrician
Skip Haswell .... key grip
Kaiyoti .... grip
Dominick Kypragoras .... gaffer best boy
Josh Markvan .... dolly grip
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Paul Samaniego .... second assistant camera
Hunter Sandison .... first assistant camera
Marlen Schlawin .... second assistant camera
Mike Skor .... first assistant camera (as Michael Skor)
Robert F. Smith .... additional camera operator
Randy Vega .... best boy grip
Warren Yeager .... camera operator
Jack L. Zeman .... still photographer
Casting Department
Carmen Betancourt .... extras casting
John Milton Branton .... casting assistant
Rachel Christensen .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Schneiter .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Tim Craig .... first assistant editor
Ian Vertovec .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Lisa Haley .... musician: violin
Denholm Harding .... musician: bass and percussion
Brent Harris .... musician: drums and percussion
Rick Logan .... vocal contractor
Julie Marie .... musician: violin
Satya McGarry .... vocalist
Delly Ramin .... music supervisor
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Casey Stone .... score mixer
Ben Watters .... assistant to composer
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver
David Lee Haggerty .... driver
Other crew
Jeff Andrus .... script consultant
Paula Hunziker .... script supervisor
Nadine Jolson .... publicist
Sue McGraw .... production coordinator (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
John Santos .... set supervisor
Brett Talmadge .... production assistant
Gordon Timothy .... stand-in: Cedric Sanders (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug material
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:PG-13 (certificate #46152)

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not bad but just OK, 20 February 2009
Author: johno-21 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I saw this last month at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This marks the debut feature film of writer/director Mark Young who was at my screening for an audience Q&A. following the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders), a young black man with a promising career ahead of him in the corporate world finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is sentenced to serve probation at an all-white seminary that is looking to break the color barrier. The president of the seminary is Alan Beckett (William Devane) who is not looking for black church leaders of the future but simply black followers to break the color barrier at his school and help woo financial support for a large campus building extension from a philanthropic benefactor. Kelly reluctantly agrees to attend so he can get it over with and eventually get back on track to his job offer in the corporate world with a large firm. He, of course is met with prejudice and resistance by the other students. He finds a friend and life coach in the school grounds caretaker and building janitor Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett Jr.) With Lauren Holly as professor and former missionary Kate Allison this has an excellent cast in Gosset, Devane and Holly but the script is a little weak and clichéd and Sanders in the lead role is over the top at times and very weak at other times. It's an interesting story based on the true life experiences of Rev. Dr. Charles Marks who was the inspiration for the Richard Kelly character and inspired writer/director Young to craft the story after he heard Marks speak at at young's church several years ago. It's a good film for a first time director but I wouldn't expect this to be a box office draw. It would make a good TV movie, especially during black history month, and I would expect to see it eventually on something like BET, Hallmark, AMC or the Lifetime movies channels and I would give it a 7.0 out of 10.

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