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(2002)

"G" is a Gatsbyesque love story set against Hip-Hop's invasion of the Hamptons.

Writers:

Andrew Lauren (story), Charles E. Drew Jr. (story) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard T. Jones ... Summer G
Blair Underwood ... Chip Hightower
Chenoa Maxwell ... Sky Hightower
Andre Royo ... Tre
Andrew Lauren Andrew Lauren ... Adam Gordon
Laz Alonso ... Craig Lewis
Lalanya Masters Lalanya Masters ... Nicole Marshall
Nicoye Banks ... B. Mo Smoov
Jillian Lindsey Jillian Lindsey ... Daizy Duke
Sonja Sohn ... Shelly
Marcia Wright ... Ladara
Damian Young ... Gene Underhill
Alex Carr ... Bill
Renet Kyles Renet Kyles ... Monica (as Ronette Kyles)
Johnny Russo ... Ramon
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Storyline

A young Great Gatsbyish Hip Hopper named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the object of his affections. Written by L. J. Allen-2

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la ambicion See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$248,337, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$3,020,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,020,784
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Great Gatsby" by Owen Davis based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald opened at the Ambassador Theater on February 2, 1926, ran for 112 performances and directed by future movie director George Cukor. See more »

Quotes

Summer G: Don't let nobody take nothin' from you; handle your business...
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Connections

Version of The Great Gatsby (1949) See more »

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Yall are way too hard on this movie
13 April 2009 | by meldevonneSee all my reviews

No, it didn't have great fx, no it didn't run on BET after 106 and Park, yes it was an indy film. But I got it. It was different , Cool, smart, and hip. Chenoa Maxwell is breath taking. I don't get all the hard reviews. I loved it and want it on DVD for my collection. I think the director is a little different kinda kat. I liked Have Plenty, and this film G was "on it" all you critics need to watch it again...I got it...maybe you critics went to a bad public school where the Great Gastby wasn't required reading to graduate. Richard T Jones was good in this too, and I like Blair Underwood as a villain. This was ome good stuff. Im tired of gangster, rapper, hip hop laced art...we have too much of it and we need to see some different images of black culture.


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