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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members from "The Best Man" also appeared in "Love & Basketball" one year later in 2000. Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, and Monica Calhoun have parts in both movies. 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

Quentin: This shit is about to be ig'nant off the hook. Luke dancers. Luke... Dancers.
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Featured in The Best Man Holiday (2013) See more »

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Turn Your Lights Down Low
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley
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Very well done.
27 October 1999 | by ElJay-WSee all my reviews

Verrrry nice. I think this is the first good black movie I have seen that didn't need to be but simply was. Well-known, medium-powered Black actors and actresses in a movie that didn't focus on the Black experience. The BEST part... the whole movie was done with thought-out class. The story wasn't about brothers from the 'hood trying to make it in the White Man's world or some racially-charged Spike Lee joint. Think of a great episode of the Cosby Show re-written for an adult audience, bearing a PG-13 rating and you know how you'll feel when you leave the theater. It's about time.


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