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Honey (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 December 2003 (USA)
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Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Honey Daniels
... Chaz
... Benny (as Lil' Romeo)
... Gina
... Michael Ellis
... Mrs. Daniels
... Raymond (as Zachary Isaiah Williams)
... Bar Customer
... Bar Customer
Jull Weber ... Joey
... Katrina (as Laurie Ann Gibson)
O'Neal McKnight ... Katrina's Friend (as O'Neal McNight)
Kevin Duhaney ... Otis
William Omar Tobar ... Beat Boxer
... Street Dancer
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Storyline

Honey Daniels is a 22-year-old, sexy, tough-minded, part-black, part-Latina hip-hop dancer in New York's East Harlem who dreams of making it big as a music video choreographer. She teaches hip-hop dancing at a local youth center and encourages the local kids to attend to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When luck shines on Honey in the form of a famous music video director, named Michael, who casts her in one music video, she's encouraged to make the transition from dancer to choreographer. But Honey's sudden success comes with a price when Michael refuses to take "no" for an answer to his sexual advances and then tries to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her dream. Her terms.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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UIP [France] | Universal.

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Release Date:

5 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cukercek  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,856,040, 7 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,222,640, 16 February 2004
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is inspired by the life of choreographer Laurieann Gibson, she also appears in the film as the main character's rival, Katrina, and worked as the film's choreographer. She would reprise her role in the sequel Honey 2 (2011) although she is credited as Rebecca for some reason. See more »

Goofs

When Honey Daniels is at the benefit, she is going around and talking to people wearing a denim mini. But then, when she stands up on the stage announcing, she is wearing everything the same except now jeans. See more »

Quotes

Chaz: Besides, I never mess up a kid's head, especially when his mom's in the shop.
Honey: [Chuckles] He's eight. That would have made me 14. I'm not that kind of girl.
Chaz: My bad.
Honey: We just peoples.
Raymond: Yeah, we peoples.
Chaz: You peoples? Playa, playa, how'd you swing that? I've been tryin' to be her peoples for weeks. Ain't had no luck.
Raymond: I got flow.
[All laughing]
Chaz: I got flow too. You don't think I got some flow?
Raymond: Maybe not as much as me.
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Thugman
Written by Charlese Keys, Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Clifford Smith,
Raekwon (as Corey Woods), Jason Hunter, Robert Diggs, Jr., Patrick Charles, Derrick Harris
Performed by Tweet (featuring Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott))
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Contains a sample of "Y'All Been Warned"
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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If you're looking for some inspirational light entertainment..
15 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautiful little movie that just fun to watch. Okay it's full of clichés, predictable in some places, the dialogs are funky sometimes.

But who cares?

If you have nothing to do on a saturday night and your boyfriend/girlfriend just dumped you this movie will get you right up! You've got good vibes coming from all over this movie.

The dancing scenes are really tight, the casting has been done beautifully especially casting Jessica Alba. God she likes shines of the screen.

Go and see this movie, it's fun...

Oh but there is one thing that I kept noticing. And that was that the movie resembles "Glitter" in so many ways. I see that the scriptwriter Kate Lanier worked on both projects.


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