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Spike Lee (screenplay)
James McBride (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 May 2013 (Brazil) See more »
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Plot:
A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Limary Agosto ... Lourdes
Sumayya Ali ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member

Turron Kofi Alleyne ... Butter

De'Adre Aziza ... Colleen Royale

Jonathan Batiste ... Da Organist Tk Hazelton

Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Hazel

Daniel Breaker ... Cliff

Jules Brown ... Flik Royale
Charles Anthony Bryant ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Janinah Burnett ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Deacon Zee
Courtney D. Carey ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Jim Davis ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Director
Jim Davis ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Director

Colman Domingo ... Blessing Rowe
Shani Foster ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Arthur French ... Mr. Curtis

Kimberly Hebert Gregory ... Sister Sweet
Louanne Harris ... Donna / Kayak Instructor

Stephen Henderson ... Deacon Yancy

Samantha Ivers ... Patty Simmons

Kalon Jackson ... Husband / Father
Tracy Camilla Johns ... Mother Darling
Kevin D. Johnson ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Jackson Lee ... Kayak Kid

Jackson Lee ... Kayak Kid

Spike Lee ... Mr. Mookie
Eve Lora ... Box's Lady
Toni Lysaith ... Chazz Morningstar
Brian K. Major ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Lillie Marshall ... Miss Marshall
Sakura Myers ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Al Palagonia ... Detective Haggerty

Nate Parker ... Box

Clarke Peters ... Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse
Sincere Peters ... Blessing Rowe - 12 Yrs Old
Mari-Yan L. Pringle ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member

James Ransone ... Kevin
Gregory A. Robinson ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Moriah Scott ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member

Heather Simms ... Sister Sharon Morningstar
Charlotte Small ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Nesean Smith ... Lil' Budda
Tyheim Smith ... Kayak Kid
Briana Swann ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member

Fred Tolliver Jr. ... Born Knowledge
Brandon Waddles ... Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Detective Flood

Directed by
Spike Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Spike Lee  screenplay
James McBride  screenplay

Produced by
Spike Lee .... producer
Tim Stacker .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Hornsby 
 
Cinematography by
Kerwin DeVonish 
 
Film Editing by
Hye Mee Na 
 
Casting by
Winsome Sinclair (extras casting)
 
Production Design by
Sarah Frank 
 
Art Direction by
Sila Karakaya 
 
Costume Design by
Emilio Sosa (costume design)
 
Makeup Department
Nedjetti Harvey .... department head hair
Nedjetti Harvey .... department head hair
Anthony Pepe .... additional makeup
Anthony Pepe .... special makeup effects artist
LaWanda M. Pierre .... hair stylist
LaWanda M. Pierre .... hair stylist
Joanna Rodriguez .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Angela Quiles .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lionel Cineas Jr. .... second second assistant director
Mike Ellis .... first assistant director
Yves Hofer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Natasha Caraballo .... art department intern
Tiisetso Dladla .... art department intern
Floyd Hughes .... storyboard
Sila Karakaya .... additional props
Kris Major .... property master
Zoe Munlyn .... art department intern
Bora Yuksel .... additional props
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Corey Bishop .... adr recordist
Alan Blanco .... sound recordist
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Marko Constanzo .... foley artist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Stuart C. Deutsch .... additional sound recordist
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Michael Fowler .... adr recordist
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
George A. Lara .... foley recording engineer (as George Lara)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Silvan Pinto .... sound intern
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Rick Schnupp .... adr recordist
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Luciano Vignola .... adr mixer
Luciano Vignola .... sound intern
Josef Wladyka .... boom operater
 
Visual Effects by
Joyce Boll .... visual effects producer: LOOK Effects
Darrell Claunch .... digital compositor
Kevin Moseley .... digital supervisor
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor
Niko Tavernise .... digital artist
David Wanger .... digital effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Brisco .... gaffer
Russell Burger .... additional grip
Cliff Charles .... camera operator
Winter Coleman .... still photographer assistant
Alexa Harris .... grip
Alexa Mignon Harris .... grip
Kira Hernandez .... first assistant camera
Kirsten Heywood .... electrician
Kirsten Heywood .... electrician
ManSee Kong .... assistant camera
Brian Lannin .... second assistant camera
Cinqué Lee .... camera operator
David Lee .... still photographer
Thomas Moll-Rocek .... additional grip
Simeon Moore .... best boy electric
Rick Morrison .... key grip
Roy Nowlin .... electrician
Kimberly Parker .... first assistant camera
Che Roacher .... additional best boy grip
Ricardo Sarmiento .... camera operator
Steve Sterling .... dolly grip
Travis Tips .... best boy grip
Spirit Trickey .... videography assistant
William Wohleb .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Marquita Bradley .... assistant extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catalina H. Campuzano .... costume department intern
Catalina H. Campuzano .... intern: wardrobe department
Whitney Kyles .... associate costume design
Ashley Lampkin .... intern: wardrobe department
Ashley Lampkin .... costume department intern
Azure McBride .... intern: wardrobe department
Azure McBride .... costume department intern
Cathy Parrott .... associate costume design
 
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... final cut pro technician
Steve Bono .... assistant editor
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor
Richie Roefaro .... avid technician
Andrew Still .... digital intermediate engineer
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Samantha Uber .... digital intermediate editor
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Larry Pinkston -Marshall .... tenor
Carl Alexander .... choir: tenor
Tyler Alexander .... baritone
Jonathan Batiste .... all original B-3 Hammond organ music written and performed by
Raymond Bell .... bass
Elijah Bell-Clarke .... tenor
Damon Blair .... baritone
Harold Booker .... baritone
Alfred Brown .... bass
Uzee Brown .... arrangements by
Terrance Buck .... tenor
LaMarcus Chancellor .... tenor
David Cherry .... choir: tenor
Darian Clonts .... tenor
George Cooper .... baritone
Andrew Cox .... bass
Shawn Crosby .... baritone
Daniel Dalpiaz .... tenor
Paul Daniels .... baritone
Rodney Davis Jr. .... baritone
Melvin Davis .... bass
Llewellyn Dixon .... baritone
Derrick Douglas .... tenor
Xavier Durden .... choir: tenor
Christian Eddings .... tenor
Jair Edwards .... tenor
Ian George .... baritone
Johnny Gillings .... tenor
Ricky Gordon .... musician
Antoine Griggs .... baritone
Johnathan Hall .... tenor
Kaedron Hall .... tenor
William Harper III .... bass
Torrance Harvey II .... bass
Judith Hill .... songs
Tyler Hill .... bass
Bruce Hornsby .... score produced by
Bruce Hornsby .... score recorded and mixed by
David Horton .... tenor
Michael Jack .... bass
Thaddeus 'Thunder' Johnson .... soloist
Tracy Johnson .... bass
Cazemebe Kennedy .... baritone
Jeremy King .... tenor
Gaelen Lemelle-Brown .... baritone
James Lockhart .... tenor
Christopher Love .... baritone
Keeyen Martin .... tenor
Christopher McArthur .... tenor
Jeremy McCants .... baritone
Elijah McDavid .... bass
Bryan Merritt .... choir: tenor
Alphonso Mills .... baritone
Sherman Modeste .... tenor
Mitchell Moffett .... choir: tenor
Myles Moody .... tenor
Marvin Morris .... music editor
David Morrow .... director of the musical ensemble
Wayne Pooley .... score recorded and mixed by
Bruce Purvis .... tenor
Markyle Rondon .... tenor
Tislam Swift .... choir: tenor
Darrion Swint .... tenor
Ardis Tate .... tenor
Cameron Thomas .... tenor
David Thomas .... baritone
Jelani Watkins .... bass
Mario Williams .... bass
Christian Wilson .... tenor
 
Other crew
Laneesha Bacchus .... set production intern
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Kecia J. Benson .... production assistant
Steve Bono .... media manager
Christopher Bynum .... parking
Darnell Curry .... parking
Jonathan Frederick .... parking
Kayinde J. Harris .... chaperone: children
Jared Hilliard .... production assistant
Prezodous Johnson .... parking
Steven Joyner .... parking
Barrington G. Kirven .... set production intern
Jason Lampkin .... administrative supervisor: 40 Acres
Male Legrand .... parking
Patrick Lind .... intern: 40 Acres
Silas Luster .... set production intern
Mega .... security provided by
Alisse Nieves .... intern: 40 Acres
Jamie 'Nico' Pappas .... set production intern
Heather Parish .... business manager: 40 Acres
Eden Marie Picazo .... archivist: 40 Acres
Jimmie Pinckney .... production assistant
Nicco Quiñones .... set production intern
A.V. Richardson .... set production intern
Edwin G. Robinson .... script editor
Ayanna Saulsberry .... researcher
Moriah Scott .... assistant to director
Earl Smith .... liaison: 40 Acres
Bruce Thierry Cheung .... script supervisor (as Bruce Cheung)
Wayne Walker .... parking coordinator
King Williams .... set production intern
Erena Willis .... production assistant
Ronica Wynder .... production assistant
Max B. Young .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Joyce Boll .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for brief violence, language and a disturbing situation
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USA:121 min
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11 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Awful, 13 October 2012
Author: riclanders-501-982768 from United States

Just awful.

Every shopworn ghetto cliché packed in.

Woody Allen's movies were crap in the beginning, but then they got better. Lee's movies where wonderful in the beginning, but then they got crappier and crappier.

When you first see this old Bible-toting fool you cringe and say to yourself, "Oh, God," don't tell me the movie is about him." And why a movie about some dumb kid? Why does Lee think dumb kids and old Bible- toting fools are something to make a movie about?

This all goes back to a certain psychology that's infected the black community for ages -- our fascination with failure and stupidity.

The first question that pops up is how can a mother be so stupid as to place a child with a grandfather who's obviously a failure and fool? The building the old fool lives in reeks with urine; everyone above 13 pushes drugs. The mother and kid are from Middle-class Atlanta. Why on earth does she take him out of middle-class Atlanta for a summer in drug and crime infected Red Hook?

This reflects Lee's increasing disorientation about things. I mean, what kind of grandfather takes 14 or 15 year to see his grandkid? Such a dumb premise.

I watched 10 minutes of it and wanted the $5 I spent on the bootleg copy back.

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