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(2002)

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

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

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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

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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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 (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Want War
Written by Freedom Alive
Performed by Freedom Alive
Produced by Racer / Freedom Alive
Courtesy of Summer Salts On Concrete (ASCAP) and Summer Salt Entertainment/Orpheus/EMI
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Austin Movie Show review (ridiculous and racist)
30 October 2005 | by leilapostgradSee all my reviews

You can tell a lot about a movie by its release date… or in this case, it's release YEAR. G was made in 2002, and we're finally seeing it in limited release at the end of 2005. There's a reason why studios and theaters weren't rushing to release this one. How can I describe G? It's Boyz 'N The Hood, but this time the Hood is the Hamptons. This is not The Great Gatsby that F. Scott Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote the classic novel. However, it's certainly an original idea for movie ("There just weren't enough rap moguls in the 1920s version"), but G is by no means a good movie in any way.

The black stereotypes are horrific! Four up-and-coming rappers are driving around the Hamptons complaining that they can't find Newports, 40s, or McDonalds anywhere! Yes, I laughed, but I laughed at how horrible those lines were! Don't see this movie, it's just ridiculous. The acting is as pathetic as the script. No wait, there's one great line in G: "If you ever touch my sister again, I'll stab you in the dick with a plastic spoon!" There, now you know the funniest line. Now there really is no reason to see it.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) 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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