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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Missick ... Cool
Zoe Saldana ... Charli
Hill Harper ... Ed
Frankie Faison ... Phil
William Sadler ... Cole Carter
Tonya Pinkins ... Marva
Eva Marcille ... Farrah (as Eva Pigford)
Sean Nelson ... Austin Price
Keith Nobbs ... Derick
Adam Scarimbolo ... Attendant Darryl
Celeste Gregoire ... Renee
Novella Nelson ... Jayme
Alison Becker ... Amanda
Candice Sanchez-McClaren Candice Sanchez-McClaren ... Nicole
Robert Khakh Robert Khakh ... Garage Customer
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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting married in 36 hours. As the clock ticks on his life, love, and career, Cool stops looking at his watch and starts looking at himself. Written by Anonymous

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Love Starts on "Action"

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Quotes

Cool: He doesn't know you like I do, anyway. You're being stupid.
Charli: Fine! Then that's what I am. Get out of my car.
Cool: Alright, I am going!
Charli: I don't gotta fucking take your shit anymore!
Cool: Alright, Stupid!
Charli: Stupid!
[Cool struggles with door handle and lock]
Cool: How do you get out this mother fucker?
[Charli opens passenger door]
Cool: GET SOME POWER LOCKS!
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Great. Great. Great!!
25 July 2008 | by yuyiboySee all my reviews

Apparently the MANY movies that imizrahi2002 claims to have seen have not opened his brain to great film making!! LOL (you shouldn't toot your horn so much) Thanks for not writing that book you said you could write. (close call there)

Anyway...This is a simple movie with a timeless story told in a very new way. It shows how a story doesn't have to be convoluted to be interesting. And how complicated life can get in the blink of an eye.

If you like the same story, but told with amazing Hollywood special effects, explosions and Harry-Potter-type plots..... Then listen to IMIZRAHi2002's review. (he or she should see a lot more independent and story-based films before talking the way he/she has about this type of movie. (that is MY opinion on his/her review ) 8-) Judge for yourself....

Great film for a night when explosions and effects are not what you are looking for. A funny, smart, heartfelt, intelligently written film.


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