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

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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Leslie Harris

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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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If You Think You Know Her, Think Again.

Genres:

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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Gross USA:

$479,169
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Miramax,Truth 24 F.P.S. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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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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Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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Love this movie!!
18 July 2007 | by bxbabygurl201See all my reviews

I think people are being so0o close-minded about this movie, that its pretty sad. The director did a great job at showing urban life and how it is growing up as a teenager, because I know thats just how I am and that how it really is where I'm from. I feel like I can relate a lot to the character since I have more going for myself and I am trying to get out the hood, which I think the director was trying to show. Just because you come from poverty doesn't mean you have to stay and that Doesn't MEAN YOU CANT DRESS NICE!!! Also in a movie, nobody says you have to like the main character, so why are so many people writing that?? You don't have to agree with the things the main character does, the director is just trying to get a story across. And just because someone is BOOK SMART, it doesn't mean they don't like flashy things such as cars, because their just not used to it. And whoever wrote the comment about making $500 in a little grocery store- you are so wrong!! And Lastly, just because you live in an urban area it does not mean that you surround yourself around VIOLENCE, GUNS, AND DRUGS!! People can be so ignorant about lifestyles they never experienced and then they want to be comment negatively about it. I think the director did a great job!!


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