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Hav Plenty (1997)

Lee Plenty is a flailing, wannabe writer, homeless and apartment-sitting for his friend, the wealthy Havilland Savage, while she is off visiting family. So Lee jumps at the chance to see Havilland, whom he has secretly loved for years.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Scott Cherot Christopher Scott Cherot ... Lee Plenty
Chenoa Maxwell ... Havilland Savage
Tammi Katherine Jones Tammi Katherine Jones ... Caroline Gooden
Robinne Lee ... Leigh Darling
Hill Harper ... Michael Simmons
Reginald James ... Felix Darling
Kim Harris ... Bobby Montgomery
Betty Vaughn Betty Vaughn ... Grandma Moore
Margie St. Juste Margie St. Juste ... Alexandria Beaumont
Chuck Baron Chuck Baron ... Mr. Savage
Michelle Turner Michelle Turner ... Sylvia Savage
Paula Gene Reese Paula Gene Reese ... Evelyn
Wanda Candelario Wanda Candelario ... Girl in Gas Station
Robyn M. Greene Robyn M. Greene ... Dream Extra
Courtney Berlin Courtney Berlin ... Dream Extra


Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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The film is based on the true story of Chris Cherot's unrequited romance with Def Jam A&R executive Drew Dixon. See more »


Havilland Savage: Be a good boy, Caroline's in the other room.
Lee Plenty: She don't like me.
[Havilland leaves while he looks into camera]
Lee Plenty: She don't. Come watch me make a fool outta myself.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


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excellent, witty, hilarious, warm
13 April 2002 | by sblackteeSee all my reviews

The very first time we (myself and 16 year old daughter) viewed this film, we found it to be hilarious. I'm happy my daughter watched with me for the first time however, due to the clitoris comment made by Hill Harper. It was too mature for her but luckily I was there to bring her back. So, parents take the "R" ratings to heart. Chris Cherot evidently has the same type of sense of humor as we because we were cracking up. It was refreshing to watch normal(educated, well-versed) black folks interacting. It seemed more like a documentary to me. The acting was so natural and I appreciated how true the characters were to their feelings. They all seemed to be so comfortable in their own skin. I would like to know if they ended up together though. Or was the ending a part of Chris's comment at the end "I only sold out a little bit". Also, is there a book available if anyone knows?

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19 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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$650,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,102,036, 21 June 1998

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