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The Brothers (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2001 (USA)
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Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

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Gary Hardwick

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... Jackson Smith
D.L. Hughley ... Derrick West
Bill Bellamy ... Brian Palmer
Shemar Moore ... Terry White
Gabrielle Union ... Denise Johnson
Tatyana Ali ... Cherie Smith
Jenifer Lewis ... Louise Smith
Tamala Jones ... Sheila West
Clifton Powell ... Fred Smith
Susan Dalian ... BeBe Fales
Marla Gibbs ... Mary West
Julie Benz ... Jesse Caldwell
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Dr. Thelma Woolridge
Angelle Brooks ... Judge Carla Williams
Kimberly Scott ... Redena's Mom
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Storyline

"The Brothers" traces the journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects honesty and commitment. Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith, Brian Palmer, Derrick West and Terry White are "The Brothers" lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

There is nothing like a good woman to make a brother want to be a man. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Columbia TriStar | Sony / Screen Gems | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bracia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,302,846, 25 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,457,409, 3 June 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Benz and Tatyana Ali co-starred in the 1999 movie "Jawbreaker". See more »

Quotes

Brian Palmer: We're Black, single, professional men. We, gentlemen, are the cream of the crop.
Terry White: No, let me break it down for you, man.
[points to Jackson and Derrick]
Terry White: *We* are the cream of the crop. *You* are the black, sticky shit on the bottom of the barrel!
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References Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) See more »

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The Love Theme
Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Marcus Miller
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One of My Favorite Films
30 October 2015 | by smooth_op_85See all my reviews

The Brothers is a classic tale of boys becoming men.

Morris Chesnut is Jackson Smith, a successful pediatrician and leading man of the crew who gets involved with Denise (Gabrielle Union) his Mom is played by Jennifer Lewis and sister is Tatiana Ali best known as Ashley from Prince of Bel-Air Shemar Moore is Terry White, womanizer and we're lead to believe he's a ladies man...which by his looks, we don't doubt. He's getting engaged to Bebe, a woman who's at the gun range 3x/wk D.L. Hughley is Derrick West who has allowed his wife to control the terms of their relationship instead of it being a partnership. He also wants to get a need fulfilled by his wife that she won't fill Bill Bellamy is Brian Palmer a womanizer in the other direction of Terry. No charm, no guile no wit...he gives up on dating black women and is trying to get through to his mother (who was on Scrubs as Nurse Laverne) So the 4 come together every week to play basketball and air out their life issues with candor and a lot of laughs! This movie is well done, and true to life as I've seen it. Great writing, storytelling is on point and the depth of the characters...at least the ones we're supposed to care about stands out among other films Great film I rate it a 9 out of 10


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