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Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

TV-MA | | Biography, Drama, Music | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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In the late 80s/ early 1990s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne ... See full summary »

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Michael Larnell

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Michael Larnell (screenwriter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Germar Terrell Gardner ... Antwan
Adam Horovitz ... Attorney Schwartz
Terrence Shingler ... Big John
Nigel A. Fullerton ... Biz (as Nigel Fullerton)
Kristin Dodson Kristin Dodson ... Classmate #1
Mike Classic Mike Classic ... Concert Patron
Mahershala Ali ... Cross
Curtiss Cook ... Dave
Zurich Buckner Zurich Buckner ... Doug
Lyric Hurd Lyric Hurd ... Fastima
Anthony Bisciello ... Frank
Melvin Mogoli ... Jake
Sean Ringgold ... Keith
Eden Duncan-Smith ... Latifa
Caleb Eberhardt ... Lounge Patron
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In the late 80s/ early 1990s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC. Written by J. Daniels

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The True Story of Roxanne Shante See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Роксана Роксана See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Actress Chanté Adams mother named her after the real Roxanne Chanté. See more »

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A photo of the real Roxanne Shante with her baby is shown after the end credits. See more »

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Featured in The Month in Movies: March 2018 (2018) See more »

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Borracho No Vale
Performed by Pellin Rodriguez
Written by Pedro Flores
Courtesy of Seven Seas Music
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Film let down by poor script and direction.
1 April 2018 | by stellanjaraSee all my reviews

Film let down by poor script and direction. There were lots of moments that were just useless, utterly useless. The actors were good but the lack of direction, plot and story line left it drifting in the breeze.

It could of been really great but it missed the mark totally. I felt it was rather a film of "why men are rubbish" or "how to groom a teenage girl" instead of rap and hip hop. Where were all the rap battles and hip hop scene???

Give this a miss and don't waste an hour and half of your life. Although towards the middle I forwarded through the film in the hope it got going, it never did!


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