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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.


Leslie Harris


Leslie Harris
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




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


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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If You Think You Know Her, Think Again.



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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The train station Chantel is at during the beginning of the movie is not an I.R.T station. Rather, it is a station on the B.M.T. (Brooklyn Manhattan Transit), Franklin Avenue Line. See more »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.174 (2009) See more »

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Urban Teenager in New York
30 September 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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).

In the early 1990s, if you wanted to see a group of kids and some scary stuff, you probably watched "Kids". Now, that remains a scary film, but this is just as good. nay, it is probably better. It addresses AIDS, pregnancy, racism... even the geography of Africa. And it does it in a way that is not heavy-handed and will not scare off white folks who dislike "black movies".

If you grew up in the era of TLC and Salt 'n Pepa, this is the film equivalent of those songs. Well worth seeing. There is more independent film out there than Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater.

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Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$100,000 (estimated)

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Miramax, Truth 24 F.P.S. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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