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Ninth Street (1999)

R | | Drama | 10 January 1999 (USA)
The inhabitants of a deteriorating section of 1968 Junction City, Kansas known as "Junk City" bemoan their existence and revel at the history of their neighborhood during its 1940's heydays... See full summary »

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Kevin Willmott (play), Kevin Willmott (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Don Washington Don Washington ... Bebo
Kevin Willmott ... Huddie
Nadine Griffith Nadine Griffith ... Carrie Mae
Byron Myrick Byron Myrick ... Love
Isaac Hayes ... Tippytoe
Queen Bey Queen Bey ... Mama Butler
Kaycee Moore ... Pop-Bottle Ruby
Martin Sheen ... Father Frank
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reggie Banks Reggie Banks ... Bar Customer-Opening Scene
Elton C. Garner Jr. ... Oklahoma City Shooter
Brian Paulette ... Mechanic
Robert Sokol Robert Sokol ... Voiceover Artist (voice)
Debra Washington Debra Washington ... Biscuit
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The inhabitants of a deteriorating section of 1968 Junction City, Kansas known as "Junk City" bemoan their existence and revel at the history of their neighborhood during its 1940's heydays when legendary jazz musicians regularly played its clubs. In 1968, the area has diminished to strip clubs and juke joints inhabited by Vietnam War draftees that pass through from nearby Fort Riley. Heads of the group include a wino who lost a leg in WWII, a taxi dispatcher, a saloon owner, and a crazed bag lady. The younger generation is represented by a young prostitute who is trying to get off the streets, but is forced to continue to work by a no-good boy friend and the need to feed her baby. Martin Sheen also appears as a white minister who prefers the people in the area over his own congregation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence
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USA

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English

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10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Hodcarrier Films See more »
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Bebo: That's one thing the white man don't like: y'all messin' with his women. He don't want nobody abusin' them but him.
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Refreshing, funny, and poetic
12 August 2000 | by ldecolaSee all my reviews

The film portrays a city block and its inhabitants on many levels and at many times: World War II, Vietnam, and perhaps even the hopelessness of today. I felt I might be watching a documentary of the decline of Ninth Street, Jefferson City, Kansas, south of Ft Riley as it loses its economic base (fun-seeking soldiers) and its soul (home towners).

There is a feeling of impending disaster - occasionally relieved by humor - as one conflict after another simmers, but unlike "Do The Right Thing" the neighborhood lurches from one tragedy to another until there's no one left.

I was disappointed that this moving story of self-destructive violence and exploitation was set in a black "community" but of course that's part of the story.

A definite antidote to the formulaic, garishly colored, over-technical product of today's Hollywood. Will clean your palette.


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