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Motives (2004)

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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go ... See full summary »

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Craig Ross Jr.

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Kelsey Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivica A. Fox ... Constance Simms
Shemar Moore ... Emery Simms
Golden Brooks ... Allannah James
Sean Blakemore ... Brandon
Joe Torry ... Derrick Woods
Victoria Rowell ... Detective Pierce
Mel Jackson ... Detective Morgan
William L. Johnson ... Ray
Caryn Ward ... Gwendolyn
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Letrice
Brian Hite Brian Hite ... Kenneth Stroud
David E. Collier ... Reyes (as David Collier)
Candice Carbo Candice Carbo ... Anna
Antwan Mills ... Stan
Mike Pniewski ... Simon (as Mike Piniewski)
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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide, they threaten to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems. Written by Rob Hardy

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There is only loyalty or betrayal. Nothing in between.

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Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motive See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Except for the one Caucasian secretary, this film features an all African American cast. See more »

Goofs

Emery goes home after being punched, and while speaking to his wife, the blood on his chin changes from shot to shot. See more »

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References Trois (2000) See more »

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Good, but not Great, Sexy Urban Suspense Thriller.
1 March 2006 | by notdefpoetryjamSee all my reviews

This film is the product of a group of talented African American writers and Film makers based out of Atlanta who have collaborated on films such as Trois, Trois : Pandora's Box, The Gospel and Trois : The Escort. The Movie while high on sex appeal with great cinematography and Rain Forest films patented threesome scene, was a bit overdone in its plot there was a bit more intrigue than was necessary for the film. Without giving away too much in the first scene of the film Shemar Moore's character, Emery Simms, our protagonist murders someone, in a poorly shot, cheesy fight scene, which honestly lowered the quality of the of an otherwise well made film. Although they try to integrate this into the rest of the film, the movie could have been executed well without it. Especially since Emery Simms' unabated womanizing draws the viewer in and drives the plot for much of the movie, until it seems to backlash against him


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