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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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A Glimps at the Truth
7 December 2004 | by spc-1See all my reviews

I feel the current comment listed does not do this film justice. The audience is presented with, Chantel, a woman of the projects. Throughout the entire film we see that she wants to get out of that life and move on to college. However, she becomes trapped and as a young woman tries to conceal her obstacle. Chantel is a real woman in this film and neither she nor her problem is not "sugar coated." The viewer gets an eye opening glimpse at what these women are up against. I enjoyed this film because Chantel continues to hold on to her dream once she has overcome her fear/obstacle, her pregnancy. I would like to further add that a connection with Chantel can not be formed by all, because many do not experience the life of a Black Woman in the Projects of NYC-Brooklyn!

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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


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

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Production Co:

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