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The Best Man (1999)

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Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

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Malcolm D. Lee

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Malcolm D. Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taye Diggs ... Harper Stewart
Nia Long ... Jordan Armstrong
Morris Chestnut ... Lance Sullivan
Harold Perrineau ... Julian Murch
Terrence Howard ... Quentin
Sanaa Lathan ... Robin
Monica Calhoun ... Mia Morgan
Melissa De Sousa ... Shelby
Victoria Dillard ... Anita
Regina Hall ... Candy
Jim Moody ... Uncle Skeeter
Jarrod Bunch ... Wayne
Stu 'Large' Riley ... Fandango
Liris Crosse ... Stripper
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna ... Stripper
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Storyline

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book. The men discuss women, never facing their own double standard; Jordan wants to try again with Harper, at least for one night; and Harper fears that Lance will read his book and learn that the bride-to-be slept with him once to avenge Lance's many affairs. Can Harper mature before Lance kills him, Jordan seduces him, and he loses Robin? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The flower arrangements have been ordered. The sleeping arrangements are still being worked out.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afaceri neterminate See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,031,660, 24 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,102,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,573,780
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2017 Taye Diggs and Nia Long began recurring roles on the Fox TV series Empire, which stars fellow Best Man cast member Terrence Howard. Though Taye Diggs and Nia Long (as of May 10th) have yet to share a scene together, both have storylines involved Terrence Howard's character Lucious Lyon. See more »

Goofs

When Shelby is standing outside the church she is wearing stockings, but when Quentin slides the garter up her leg, it is bare. See more »

Quotes

Robin: Did you sleep with her?
Harper Stewart: No.
Robin: But you were going to. You wanted to.
[sighs]
Robin: I am so disappointed in you. I know you feel like shit now, but I'm not going to lie to you. You compromised yourself, our relationship, and Lance and Mia's.
Harper Stewart: I know. I know.
Robin: [sighs] I'm glad you told me. At least now I know where I stand with you.
Robin: No. Baby, you know that is not true.
Robin: [Sharply] Don't! I may not be perfect, but I'm strong. I hope you can make this right. The wedding starts soon.
Harper Stewart: How? I've been looking all over...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by The Best Man Wedding See more »

Soundtracks

Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)
Written by Jeff Allen, Ricky Kinchen, Homer Odell, Stokley Williams (as Stokley) & Lawrence Waddell
Performed by Mint Condition
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The Best Of The Best
5 June 2009 | by danceabilitySee all my reviews

THE BEST OF THE BEST This movie is fast becoming a classic. It was well written, acted and the cast was beautiful. Though the cast was of African American actors, this is movie for all ethnic backgrounds.It tells of a group of college friends that reunite for a wedding, but the wedding itself is not the story, its a semi-fictitious book written by one of the friends. Why is the book so paramount? Its actually a true account of events that had occurred between the friends when enrolled in college. The movie also gives an accurate depiction of quality of the up and coming African Americans in the entertainment industry. Everyone did a masterful job! I could not imagine anyone else playing in their roles. The directing was great and the ending was expected but moving. I cried!Terrance Howard should have been nominated for an award for best supporting actor. He made this film as realistic as your reunions with your families and friends. Don't miss this!


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