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Bellyfruit (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 April 1999 (USA)
Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is ... See full summary »

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Kerri Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara LaSeon Bass ... Shanika
Tonatzin Mondragon ... Aracely
Kelly Vint Castro ... Christina (as Kelly Vint)
Michael Peña ... Oscar
Bonnie Dickenson Bonnie Dickenson ... Diane
T.E. Russell ... Damon
Kimberly Scott ... Carmen Duncan
Yareli Arizmendi ... Mrs. Vasquez
Roberto Alvarez Roberto Alvarez ... Lucky
Natanya Ross ... Kelly
Amanda Dumas Amanda Dumas ... Tisha
James DuMont ... Lou
Karla Ojeda ... Karla
Fhelycia Howe Fhelycia Howe ... Toya
Hartley Haverty Hartley Haverty ... Madeline
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Three very different Los Angeles teenage girls find themselves pregnant and dealing with poverty, drugs and confusion. Shanika (Tamara LaSeon Bass) has a drug addict for a mother and is currently living in a foster home. Araceley (Tonatzin Mondragon) tries living with her loser and broke boyfriend after her parents kick her out of their house out of shame. Tina (Keely Vint), born to a teenage mother herself, isn't sure who the father of her child is. Written by Larry B.

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Taglines:

Don't play around with love.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belly Fruit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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This movie was the directorial debut of former teen star Kerri Green, best known for The Goonies, Lucas, and Summer Rental See more »

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Features What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Bellyfruit
Written by Susannah Brinkoff and Stephen Bray
Performed by Krista Selico
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A powerful drama about the plight of teen mothers
12 April 1999 | by ClaytonAshleySee all my reviews

Along the reality lines of the movie KIDS, this film has a cutting edge in terms of its subject matter and its characters. These three teens learn the hard way how to navigate their way through this modern urban chaos of drugs, violence, sex and motherhood. Incredible ensemble acting work. A must see.


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