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Disappearing Acts (2000)

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A couple in the midst of a tumultuous relationship fight to stay together.

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Terry McMillan (novel), Lisa Jones (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanaa Lathan ... Zora Banks
Wesley Snipes ... Franklin Swift
Michael Imperioli ... Vinney
Laz Alonso ... Moving man
Clark Johnson ... Jimmy
Regina Hall ... Portia
Lisa Arrindell ... Claudette (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
Cleveland Sampson Cleveland Sampson ... Walter
Q-Tip ... Reggie Baptiste (as Kamaal Fareed)
Fernando Phifer Cameron Fernando Phifer Cameron ... Tyree
Dequan Henderson Dequan Henderson ... Marcus
Thomas Day Thomas Day ... Allen
CCH Pounder ... Mrs. Swift
John Amos ... Mr. Swift
Kelli Crews Kelli Crews ... Christine
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Storyline

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own business. The two meet and fall in love and during the course of the stormy relationship, they both come to some startling conclusions about love and each other. Written by ozyre cekda <soulmas@hotmail.com>

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Real love. Real life.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Amen Ra Films, HBO Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (anamorphic)
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Snipes and Lathan portray lovers in this film, whereas 2 years prior in the film Blade (1998) they portray mother and son. See more »

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References The Green Mile (1999) See more »

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The story of two mismatched star-crossed lovers that try to make it all work until...
11 December 2000 | by dfryerSee all my reviews

The story of two mismatched star-crossed lovers that try to make it all work until... Real love, Real life a sub theme of the movie tells the story. As has been showing up in the movies lately a great trend of showing the realities of middle class African Americans without the violence or gang nature of past films. The movie was a very good depiction of the bestseller novel of the same name written by Terry McMillian. As in her other movie depictions the sub-characters are 1-dimensional but the main characters are fully 3-dimensional. Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan captured fully the spirit of Franklin Swift and Zora Banks of the book. They each turned them into visual believable characters that we had praise and sympathy for.

Thanks to HBO and Wesley's Amen Ra Productions we now have another African American love story. Love Jones lead the way and it took almost 3 years for Love and Basketball to follow. We want more!!!!

Sanaa Lathan continues to delight her fans by creating characters that are so real and approachable. She knows how to woo you in. The girl has skills, acting skills that is. This was a good vehicle for her sophomore leading role. Her commanding control of subtle use of facial expressions, sighs and body language are perfect for a part that calls for conveyance of thoughts without language. Again as in Love and basketball Sanaa goes beyond the basic 9-5 operation of the job, she put on 20 lbs for the role. (And still looked fabulous) This truly shows her dedication to her craft and desire to give her best. She again teams with director Gina Prince-Bythewood. I am officially classifying them as the "Dynamic Duo for the African American Woman in Film." Keep up the excellent work ladies, looking forward to your next project.

Wesley Snipes gave us another side of himself as well. I found more passion and venerability in this character than his Jungle Fever or Mo Better romantic characters. Clearly his line: `The love was always real Z. It still is so there is no bad timing' was the best line of the movie. It gave us hope for a new and improved relationship for Franklin and Zora.


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