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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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Trivia

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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Makes Me Want to Read the Book...
5 January 2001 | by Sundown305See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical when seeing the previews for this movie, but it was well worth the two hours it took to watch it! Instead of the cheesy, one-sided, pro-independent-Black-woman, anti-Black-male film that I thought it was, "Disappearing Acts" was a refreshing, well-made movie that both men and women (and not necessarily just African-American) can feel. This is because the movie 1) was actually believable, 2) related to a lot of true events in this day and age that aren't really exposed much without being sensationalized, and 3) had two strong leads in Sanaa Lathan (Zora) and Wesley Snipes (Franklin)...

I think that the supporting cast could have been a bit more utilized (more so with Zora and Franklin's respective families and parents), but that is overshadowed by a powerful, emotion-stirring performance by Sanaa and Wesley. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone looking for a true-to-life, devoid-of-unneeded-drama-elements movie that you can really feel.

If this movie is half as good as the book (which everyone is telling me it is), then I shall be off to Waldenbooks for a sneak peek.


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