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Against the Grain (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 October 2012 (USA)
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An inner-city kid goes to college in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon one day.

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Elias Mael (as Elias G. Mael)

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Elias Mael (as Elias G. Mael)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vaughn Wilkinson Vaughn Wilkinson ... Isaiah Johnson
Amaris Davidson ... Nicolette
Sewell Whitney ... Professor Guber
Myles Cranford ... Mr. Johnson
Derrick Kemp ... Bob
David Coe David Coe ... Peter Winthrop
Franklin Westbrooks Franklin Westbrooks ... Mr. Turner
Deirdre Denise Weston Deirdre Denise Weston ... Mrs. Johnson
Corey Lamont Littlejohn Corey Lamont Littlejohn ... Jay
Darryl Dunning II Darryl Dunning II ... Anthony
Anthony Cannata ... Judge
Fay Gauthier ... Robyn Levine
Eric Fehmel-Noda Eric Fehmel-Noda ... Milton
David Alan Ruben ... Josh (as David Ruben)
Aaron Liebman Aaron Liebman ... D.J. Chazz
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An inner-city kid goes to college in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon one day.

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Elias Mael wrote the screenplay in a screenwriting class at UCLA Film school. See more »

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Performed by Myles Jacko Jr.
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Excellent movie
14 January 2014 | by gmeadsSee all my reviews

One of the best movies I have ever seen. The characters were very well developed. It is very engaging and the time went by very quickly. Even though I am different from the actors in age, race, education, economics, etc., I identified with the characters because of the universal emotions so well portrayed. This movie should be shown in all high schools to show students what is possible and encourage those struggling to meet their goals. Especially it should be shown to young black males and any student about to give up and drop out. As a resident of Oakland, I can testify that the scenes presented are very realistic. This film deserves the "best of show" and ""audience favorite" awards it has won in many film festivals.


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