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The Seat Filler (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2005 (USA)
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Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show.

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Nick Castle
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Duane Martin ... Derrick
Kelly Rowland ... Jhnelle
DeRay Davis ... E.J.
Mel B ... Sandie (as Melanie Brown)
Patrick Fischler ... Irwin
Christian Copelin ... Kenny
Shemar Moore ... Trent
Denise Dowse ... Derrick's Mom
Glynn Turman ... Derrick's Dad
Kyla Pratt ... Diona
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Nail (as Michael Hinyamurindi)
Curtis Armstrong ... LaJean
Romy Rosemont ... Vicki
Julie Mintz ... Carrie
Tony Lee ... Waiter
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In The Seat Filler, Derrick (Martin) is a struggling law student who takes a job as an awards show seatfiller to make ends meet. One day, he is seated next to the beautiful pop superstar Jnelle (Rowland), who mistakes him for a well-known industry executive. With an instant chemistry, the unlikely pair begin to date. But Derrick must scale creative heights to keep up the charade. When the couple begins to fall for each other, Derrick must chose between his conscience and the love of his life. Written by MomentumX

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Rated PG-13 for sexual dialogue and a drug reference
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This movie was directed by Nick Castle who is famous for playing Michael Myers in the Halloween franchise directed by John Carpenter. Carpenter also directed the original 1980 version of "The Fog". In the 2005 remake of that film, the co-star of this film, DeRay Davis, also starred in that remake as a character who is best friends with another character named Nick Castle. That aforementioned character was named after the director of this film, The Seat Filler, Nick Castle. See more »

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Vicki: My name is Vicki Curtis. And you are here to be Seat Fillers. Your job is to make sure the audience never looks empty. Because without you it would look like missing teeth. We, ladies and gentlemen, we complete the smile of Hollywood. All right ya bunch of nobodies, pull out your Seat Filler rule books and read along with me. No chewing gum. No bright colors. No hats, cellphones, or pagers. No gassy foods the night before. And never ever remove your blue ribbon, it's how we ...
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29 July 2005 | by loyalnSee all my reviews

Kelly Rolland was great and shows she can act as well as sing.I believe that she should be given more opportunities to display her skills as a actress. i fill that the martins did a great job in casting her as a lead. and the movie itself was a great movie a lot of fun and romantic at the same time i loved it. i wish they would release it in the movie theaters so that every one would get a chance to see it, it would allow people to see a good romantic so called black film and know that we can do other things besides sell drugs and shoot people in our movies. it was a good, good and it should be out there so it can reach everyone. And to the Dwayne and Tisha keep writing these great stories and keep making people aware of our talents for all types of roles


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Release Date:

20 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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