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Rude (1995)

This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an ... See full summary »

Director:

Clement Virgo

Writer:

Clement Virgo
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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Dean Wint ... General
Rachael Crawford ... Maxine
Clark Johnson ... Reece
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Jordan
Sharon Lewis ... Rude (as Sharon M. Lewis)
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Jessica
Stephen Shellen ... Yankee
Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Ricky
Dayo Ade ... Mike
Dean Marshall Dean Marshall ... Joe
Ashley Brown Ashley Brown ... Johnny
Andy Marshall ... Addict
Falconer Abraham Falconer Abraham ... Austin
Junior Williams ... Curtis
Andrew Moodie ... Andre
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Storyline

This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an abortion and lost her lover ; Jordan, a boxer who has indulged in gay-bashing ; and 'The General', a drug dealer turned artist. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic language, drug use, sexuality, and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartierul See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Bar Mitzvah in Ann Arbor
Performed by King Cobb Steelie
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A flawed breakthrough in Canadian Cinema
19 November 2002 | by grimis911See all my reviews

6 out of 10

Rude opens with an intense flurry of images and a near pornographic narrative that may scare away many of the films viewers. However for those brave souls who dare to stick around and look past the graphic content, they will be privaleged to a deep symbolic film. Set in Region park in toronto the film follows 3 seperate stories over the course of easter weekend. The 3 stories unfold and are connected through a underground female DJ named Rude who is broadcasting pirated radio. The film is far from flawless. Other then a few standout performances, most of the acting is unbelievable and very predictable. The storylines are not overly orginal but some important issues such as black homosexuality and the struggle to escape the ghetto are explored in a unique manner. The film can be frusterating to watch because at certain moments, it's true potential starts to shine through, however before being critical it's important to remember that this film was created on an extremely limited budget. It stands as being the first black Candian film. Overall the film has many flaws, but represents hope for the future of Canadian Cinema.


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