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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | | Drama | 19 March 1993 (USA)
With hopes of becoming a doctor and not a product of her environment, a Brooklyn teenager is faced with numerous challenges that threaten her dreams.

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Leslie Harris

Writer:

Leslie Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariyan A. Johnson ... Chantel Mitchell
Kevin Thigpen Kevin Thigpen ... Tyrone
Ebony Jerido Ebony Jerido ... Natete
Chequita Jackson Chequita Jackson ... Paula
Jerard Washington Jerard Washington ... Gerard
Tony Wilkes Tony Wilkes ... Owen Mitchell
Karen Robinson Karen Robinson ... Debra Mitchell
Johnny Roses Johnny Roses ... Mr. Weinberg
Kisha Richardson Kisha Richardson ... Lavonica
Monet Dunham ... Denisha
Wendell Moore Wendell Moore ... Mr. Moore
William Badgett William Badgett ... Cedric
Laura Ross Laura Ross ... Woman Customer
Rasha Mella Rasha Mella ... Woman in Welfare Office (as Rashmella)
Ron L. Cox Ron L. Cox ... Clinic Doctor
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Storyline

Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and an escape from the generational poverty and street-corner life her friends seem to have accepted as their lot. But personal and sexual challenges confront Chantel on her way to fulfilling these dreams. Written by Fred Goodridge

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Taglines:

If You Think You Know Her, Think Again.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$479,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$479,169
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax, Truth 24 F.P.S. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The initials "I.R.T." in the film's title stand for "Interborough Rapid Transit", which refers to a number of New York City's subway systems. Despite the title, however, there is only one scene where Chantel Mitchell is seen in the subway. See more »

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Interesting
9 November 2003 | by krazy982See all my reviews

I, on the other hand, do not agree with what one of the user's write stating that this movie was "just awful". If you have never lived in that environment or been around people like that, then how could you understand the movie? It might have not been a Matrix type movie but it had it's meaning behind it. Here we have a girl who grew up in the projects, family on a tight income, and deals with the pressures of teenage life in New York City. For someone to just say that it was plain awful is insulting..maybe they need to see the movie again and actually take the time out to try and understand what this movie is trying to say to our young people.


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