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Gradation (2019)

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An aspiring rapper from the wrong side of the tracks lands on Wall Street, but things get complicated when love and loyalty get in the way.


Mike Breyer


Mike Breyer





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Breyer ... Lucrative Street
Lynne Newton ... Faustina Jaxx
Dwight Turner ... Alexander Sly
Paul Hamel ... Affluent Street
DH Lewis ... Jayden Storm
Jacqueline Murphy ... Scarlett Powers
David Terrell ... Trombonz
Blaise Brooks ... ImUnique Jenkins
Erica McLean ... Ione Stone
Peter McGlynn ... MaGentry Kash
Wonnie Short ... Wonnie
Maggie Parto ... Udyssey
Adra Janean Fenstermaker ... Ventique
Shari Vasseghi ... Prekascious
Jenny Koh ... Sisash
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An aspiring rapper from the wrong side of the tracks lands on Wall Street, but things get complicated when love and loyalty get in the way.

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Gradation screened at two movie theaters. Mary Pickford Theater - D'Place Entertainment in Palm Springs, CA and The Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA. See more »


Faustina Jaxx: Well this is the first time I haven't had to have a pay day loan.
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Original Musical Score by Saul Monge at Saul Monge Mixing
Original Lyrics by Mike Breyer
Performed by Lynne Newton
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An Improbable Love Story that'll Tickle Your Funny-Bone & Brighten Your Day !
24 February 2020 | by timodoSee all my reviews

Lynne Newton Stars as 'Faustina Jaxx' , a Black Wanna-be-Rapper from Los Angeles with one-foot on Wall Street & Her Heart Torn Between Her Homies & 'Lucrative Street' , a Hugely Successful Wall Street Mogul , Portrayed by Mike Breyer . As Preposterous as this may seem , these two Fabulous Actors work together like an Old Vaudeville Team , with Perfect Timing & Precision Preciseness . They Practically Finish Each Others Sentences . Faustina's Homies are Lovely Blaise Brooks as the Level-Headed Psychic 'ImUnique Jenkins' & Super-Shapely Erica McLean as the Stripper & possible Coke-Dealer 'Ione Stone' . Ms. Jaxx's Recording Management Crew is more than ably manned by DH Lewis as 'Jayden Storm' , Jacqueline Murphy as 'Scarlett Powers' , & David Terrell as 'Trombonz' . Faustina's Back-up Singers are lead by that Amazingly Talented Red-Haired Beauty Adra Janean Fenstermaker as the Coke-Snortin' , Street-Tough , Money-Hungry but Angel-Voiced 'Ventique' ! Next there's Jorge Preciado as 'Curious Judas' , Jenny Koh as that Malaysian Rapper 'Sisash' , & those two Persian Sistas , Maggie Parto as 'Udyssey' & Shari Vasseghi as 'Prekascious' . Now I'm not at all into Rap Music ; But I LOVE "Pay Day Loan" , Performed by this Totally Talented Crew ! The Wall Street Crew Consists of Paul Hamel as 'Affluent Street' , the Top-Dawg & Father of Lucrative , & Wonnie Short as 'Wonnie' . Now , Who would Name their Kid Wonnie ? Dwight Turner gives a Remarkable Performance as 'Alexander Sly' , who is Impossible to Describe in a Short Review , so You better Watch for YourSelf . There's even an Embittered Gangster here , named 'Sammy Crate' Played Viciously by Craig Zucchero ; But No Nudity or Sex except possibly a Breast-Feeding Piñata ! Now Don't Delay ! Don't Miss "PAY DAY ! Just Watch that Hit "GRADATION" !

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1 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Frogg1 Productions See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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16:9 HD
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