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Explicit Ills (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 March 2009 (USA)
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Director:

Mark Webber

Writer:

Mark Webber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Rocco
Rosario Dawson ... Babo's Mom
Naomie Harris ... Jill
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Jacob
Frankie Shaw ... Michelle
Tariq Trotter ... Kaleef
Francisco Burgos ... Babo
Martin Cepeda Martin Cepeda ... Demitri (as Martin Ceoeda Jr.)
Destini Edwards Destini Edwards ... The Girl
Ross K. Kim Ross K. Kim ... Heslin (as Ross K. Kim-McManus)
Tim Dowlin ... Chris
Rebecca Comerford Rebecca Comerford ... Kelly
Nicole Mitchell Nicole Mitchell ... Nicole
Rukiya Thomas Rukiya Thomas ... Maria
Sam Meyerson Sam Meyerson ... Sam
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One voice will change everything.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,125, 8 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,564, 22 March 2009
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

References Willow (1988) See more »

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Bitter Samosa
Written by Khari Mateen
Performed by Khari Mateen
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Beautiful and thought provoking film. Me and my boyfriend loved it.
21 March 2009 | by frank3924See all my reviews

Beautiful and thought provoking film. Me and my boyfriend loved it. The director/writer did a wonderful job. Not sure what he's done before. I guess I can check him out on IMDb. We highly recommend it. Great mosaic of characters and colors. Performances are lovely and powerful. It was nice to see Rosario Dawson play something completely different. And she is so beautiful. Paul Dano blew us away with his performance of a young man who is at the bottom and who's only dream will never happened . We are sad to hear the movie is leaving the theaters this week already and that we won't be able to recommend it to our friends until it comes out on DVD. Great find.


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