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The Wood (1999)

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writers:

Rick Famuyiwa (story), Todd Boyd (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elayn J. Taylor ... Roland's Mother (as Elayn Taylor)
Omar Epps ... Mike
Richard T. Jones ... Slim
Sean Nelson ... Young Mike
Duane Finley ... Young Slim
Trent Cameron Trent Cameron ... Young Roland
Malinda Williams ... Young Alicia
Patricia Belcher ... Mrs. Hughes
Taye Diggs ... Roland
Tamala Jones ... Tanya
De'aundre Bonds ... Stacey (as De'Aundre Bonds)
Cynthia Martells ... Mike's Mother
Wyking Jones Wyking Jones ... Cashiers in Mini Mart
Geoffrey Blackshire Geoffrey Blackshire ... Cashiers in Mini Mart
Jascha Washington ... Mike's Brother
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Storyline

On the wedding day of a writer's friend, things aren't looking good when the groom goes missing before the ceremony. During his and his other male friend's effort to retrieve him, that writer named Mike can't help but tell the story of his youth with his friends. Ever since he met them on his first day at a new school, they shared the common experiences of growing up and life's discoveries. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Taglines:

From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos por siempre See more »

Filming Locations:

Inglewood, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,515,223, 18 July 1999

Gross USA:

$25,059,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,059,640
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Malinda Williams played the younger Alicia and Sanaa Latham played Alicia as an adult. However, Malinda is actually one year older than Sanaa. See more »

Goofs

At the dance when Mike is apologizing to Alicia, he clearly messes up his line. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Ya'll must think I'm stupid like one of those Thelma & Louise bitches!
Mike: Nah, Nah----
Lisa: Car broke down?! Tell that fool he could at least faced me like a man!
Mike: But, But--
Lisa: I'm not gon' cry! I'm not! I spent too much time on this damn make-up!
Mike: Lisa, calm down...
Lisa: I am calm!
Mike: So then why are you yellin'?
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Connections

References Scared Straight! (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

"I Know You Got Soul
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim (as Eric B. and Rakim)
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All races will love this movie!!!
24 November 2000 | by kaos161722See all my reviews

When I saw this I thought "I hope this movie can relate to me and not insult me at all!", and I was clearly wrong. This movie related to me a whole lot! Just because I'm white doesn't mean I can't relate to this. I did in more ways then one! I know how it feels to be left out like some of the characters and growing up is a fact of life and I liked the way they show their friendship growing by day. Taye Diggs was wonderful as the groom who was having doubts, I liked his character a lot. I also loved the flashbacks throughout most of the movie, it was interesting and I also loved the way you knew a flashback was about to occur was when the record player would start with a different record each time. I think everyone will relate to this movie~ white, black, asian, or pink! Everyone needs to see this!


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