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ATL (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2006 (USA)
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Andrews ... Jay
... Waffle House Waitress
Brandon Bernard Benton ... Student in Classroom
... Bartender
... Tondie
Albert Daniels ... Brooklyn
Steven R. Ewing ... Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming ... Skateman
Big Gipp ... Famous Customer (as Cameron Gipp)
Bart Hansard ... Deputy
... Rashad (as Tip Harris)
... Veda
... Star
... Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett)
Monique Harris ... Sexy Woman
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,404, 2 April 2006

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$21,160,089, 21 May 2006
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Trivia

The original title of the movie was going to be "Jellybean," which is the nickname of the character Ant and was also the name of the skating rink in Southwest Atlanta back in the 1980s. See more »

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When New New's dad takes her to the car, you can see TI behind her not on skates, when she turns to look at him, he's skating to the car. See more »

Quotes

Austin: This is Ant.
Antwone "Ant" Swann: [extends hand] Sup?
Marcus: [extends fist for pound] Germs. Cleanliness is next godliness, right?
Antwone "Ant" Swann: Aight.
Marcus: Back up.
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Old School
Written by Nehemiah Taylor, Ronald Kilpatrick, William Bowles, Tirrell Coleman and Drametrius Jeffries
Performed by Redd Klaye
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Much Better Than I Expected
1 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The New Urban drama/comedy ATL,about a group of friends coming of age in Atlanta,was better than I expected in so many ways:It was sweet.It had heart.It was funny in real and unexpected ways,and it had a pace and rhythm all its own.

Another reviewer mentioned "Cooley High" as a reference,but I would also add American Graffiti,especially in using a central location,in this case a roller skating rink,as the focus of the action,as the meeting place of the kids in the area.

I'm afraid that once the word gets around that this isn't another tough,gangster style film,that it will die quickly at the box office,as evidenced by the bored,loud teenagers I saw the film with tonight.

Are small,personal African American films like ATL and "Something New" doomed to failure because of their refusal to dumb down to their audiences with broad,crude humor?I hope not,but why should they be any different than white audiences that cant see a good thing if their lives depended on it either.

End of rant.Take a chance on a film that takes a chance.


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