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Be the Man (2006)

17-year-old Damien never realized that the only man he's ever looked up to might not be the best example of what it means to be a man. Explore a young man's coming of age in a harsh, sometimes cruel world.

Director:

Matthew Jones

Writer:

Matthew Jones
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Cast

Cast overview:
Deance Wyatt ... Damien
Giovonnie Samuels ... Alisha
Morocco Omari ... Allen
Janora McDuffie ... Sylvia
LeShay N. Tomlinson ... Miriam (as LeShay Tomlinson)
Eddie Goines ... James
Elliot Hill ... Gordon (as Elliot C. Hill)
Malik Kirkwood Malik Kirkwood ... Carl
Juanita Jones Juanita Jones ... Office Assistant
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In "Be the Man," 17-year-old Damien never realized that the only man he's ever looked up to might not be the best example of what it means to be a man. Damien's verbally abusive father has taught him to be strong, but that tough shell means trouble when Damien starts to treat his girlfriend the same way he's seen his parents interact. "Be the Man" dramatically explores a young man's coming of age in a harsh, sometimes cruel world. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

"I want you to toughen up. Be a man. 'Cause I ain't raised any girls. You understand?"

Genres:

Short | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Inglewood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film is dedicated to my dad, James Elliott. He has shown me what a real man is supposed to be. His guidance and support made not only this film possible, but my passion for filmmaking. - Matthew Jones See more »

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Written & Performed by Keesha Rowe
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