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Cover (2007)

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They are married men that pass H.I.V. to their male or female partners. Many of the men hide behind the vow of marriage, but still desire men. The women know, but have grown accustomed to the extravagant lifestyle.

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (screenplay), Aliya Jackson (earlier screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aunjanue Ellis ... Valerie Mass
Razaaq Adoti ... Dutch Mass (as Raz Adoti)
Vivica A. Fox ... Zahara Milton
Leon ... Ryan Chambers
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Detective Hicks (as Lou Gossett Jr.)
Paula Jai Parker ... Monica Wilson
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Kevin Wilson
Richard Gant ... Robert Mass
Mya ... Cynda (as Mya Harrison)
Obba Babatundé ... Attorney Miller (as Obba Babatunde)
Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... Charlotte (as Victoria Platt Tilford)
Clifton Davis ... D.A. Simmons
Patti LaBelle ... Mrs. Persons
Clayton Prince ... Greg
Tomorrow Baldwin Montgomery ... Nicole Mass (as Tomorrow Montgomery)
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Storyline

When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith keep her going as the revelation of her husband's betrayal threatens to destroy all that they have known. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual situations and language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invisible See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,000, 24 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$79,436, 9 March 2008
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Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Ryan sits down to the table in the restaurant after his scuffle with Dutch, he is only wearing one necklace, but he had a second necklace with the cross during the scuffle. When he is seated and drinking from the wine glass, he again has both necklaces on. See more »

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Who Am I To Say
Written by Hope Shorter
Performed by Hope
Produced by Christian Shorter & Hope
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Great movie
28 October 2011 | by ja-191-280465See all my reviews

"Cover" directed by Bill Duke is a poignant film that highlights the cause and effects of infidelity, betrayal and deception. Aunjanue Ellis does very well as the religious devoted mother and housewife who soon becomes distraught after discovering her husband's double life. Not to mention, the radiant and beautiful Vivica A. Fox as the supportive, best friend. The directing is more than suitable for the film as Bill Duke keeps the viewer guessing with his intelligent and crafty use of mystery and suspense. In addition, the film has a clever storyline that's strong enough to keep one glued to their seat. Most importantly, the storyline is well thought out ,unpredictable and original. "Cover also includes performances by Leon as the seductive and charismatic Ryan Chambers, Roger Guenveur Smith("Do The Right Thing"), Paula Jai Parker("Friday"), Louis Gossett Jr, and Clifton Davis from the 1970s TV sitcom "That's My Mama". I highly recommend this film. 8/10.


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