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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 ... Isaiah Johnson
Amaris Davidson ... Nicolette
Sewell Whitney ... Professor Guber
Myles Cranford ... Mr. Johnson
Derrick Kemp Derrick Kemp ... Bob
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 Ruben ... Josh
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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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One of three films nominated for Best Diaspora Feature at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards, which was held in Nigeria, Africa. See more »

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Performed by Myles Jacko Jr.
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Great inspiration!
26 January 2014 | by chunkie0See all my reviews

Great film. Uplifting. Finally a film that does not depict every African American as a thug. Must watch for anyone needing that Rocky film type of inspiration. Very straight forward film, and to the point. The main characters are not big names but they will be some day. Favorite scene is when they are all sitting around talking bout new student Anthony joining college. Favorite new actress Amaris Davidson Comedy relief Darryl Dunning. I think the director of this film did a great job exposing some of the stereotypes that are in place today in the African American community. Going off to college is usually viewed as selling out or trying to be better then the rest. I experienced some of the same situations growing up in the inner city. Anyway a must watch for all.


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