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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Spike Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Camilla Johns ... Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Greer Childs (as John Terrell)
Spike Lee ... Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell ... Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee ... Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkinson)
Bill Lee ... Sonny Darling
Cheryl Burr Cheryl Burr ... Ava
Aaron Dugger Aaron Dugger ... Noble
Stephanie Covington Stephanie Covington ... Keva
Renata Cobbs Renata Cobbs ... Shawn
Cheryl D. Singleton Cheryl D. Singleton ... Toby (as Cheryl Singleton)
Monty Ross ... Dog 1
Tiziano Cortini Tiziano Cortini ... Dog 2 (as Lewis Jordan)
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Storyline

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Seriously Sexy Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nola Darling See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,473, 10 August 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,137,502
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike Lee wanted to cast Eriq La Salle as Greer Childs. La Salle thought the role was too shallow, and he wasn't eligible because he'd joined the Screen Actors Guild. See more »

Quotes

Nola Darling: It's really about control, my body, my mind. Who was going to own it? Them? Or me? I'm not a one-man woman. Bottom line.
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Crazy Credits

"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Director's Cut of the film on the Criterion Collection Laser Disc, features 4 minutes of additional footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Nola
Words and Music by Bill Lee
Performed by Ronnie Dyson
Courtesy of New Version Music
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Spike Lee's Jewel
22 April 2006 | by brianortizSee all my reviews

A lot of people have probably not heard of this movie but since Spike went on to become world renowned, A few more might get to view this jewel in their lifetime.

Spike is one of those iconic NYU students that created one of the funniest characters "Mars Blackman".

"She's gotta have it"... Created on an NYU budget, Filmed in Manhattan & Brooklyn, a psychological comedy about a women named "Nola" that dates three men for different meanings.

This film is really a Spike Lee jewel(if can track down the movie) IT'S A MUST SEE !!!

Spike is one of the most prolific artist of our time, thus "Do the right thing"


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