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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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Three Words for This Movie: Ex-cel-lent
14 October 2001 | by camramanSee all my reviews

It's not often you can sit and watch a movie that deals with real life situations and the writer and director present the script to the viewer in a believable fashion. But this movie was well done and a well thought out script. Wesley and Sanaa played off each other's character well. The background songs for various scenes were "on the money." I even found myself shouting, "Don't do it!" to Frankie (Wesley) in the most critical moment during the hammer smashing scene. I know, it's just a movie. But I love it when the creators of a movie can get me and my emotions involved. It's then when I feel they've created an excellent movie.

I'm glad that the characters, Franklin and Zora (Sanaa) were allowed to be real. Both had dreams and desires. Both had obstacles to overcome. Trying to obtain those goals while maintaining a new relationship, we found, can be difficult.

It received a resounding 10 from me. I definitely recommend this movie.


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