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

R | | Drama | 19 March 1993 (USA)
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). ... See full summary »

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Kevin Thigpen ...
Tyrone
Ebony Jerido ...
Natete
Chequita Jackson ...
Paula
Jerard Washington ...
Gerard
Tony Wilkes ...
Owen Mitchell
Karen Robinson ...
Debra Mitchell
Johnny Roses ...
Mr. Weinberg
Kisha Richardson ...
Lavonica
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Denisha
Wendell Moore ...
Mr. Moore
William Badgett ...
Cedric
Laura Ross ...
Woman Customer
Rasha Mella ...
Woman in Welfare Office (as Rashmella)
Ron L. Cox ...
Clinic Doctor
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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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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$479,169
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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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Earnest and heartfelt debut
29 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film has heart that overshadows many of its faults. There is a lot of overacting in this film, but a lot of substance in it as well. I remember the love scene being very, very well done and very tasteful, one of the best I think I've ever seen. The song in the background fit the scene perfectly, it wasn't any "bump and grind" type of track. Kudos to Leslie Harris for making a moving as much as imperfect film.


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