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Premium (2006)

Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

Director:

Pete Chatmon

Writer:

Pete Chatmon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Missick ... Cool
Zoe Saldana ... Charli
Hill Harper ... Ed
Frankie Faison ... Phil
William Sadler ... Cole Carter
Tonya Pinkins ... Marva
Eva Marcille ... Farrah (as Eva Pigford)
Sean Nelson ... Austin Price
Keith Nobbs ... Derick
Adam Scarimbolo ... Attendant Darryl
Celeste Gregoire ... Renee
Novella Nelson ... Jayme
Alison Becker ... Amanda
Candice Sanchez-McClaren Candice Sanchez-McClaren ... Nicole
Robert Khakh Robert Khakh ... Garage Customer
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Storyline

Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting married in 36 hours. As the clock ticks on his life, love, and career, Cool stops looking at his watch and starts looking at himself. Written by Anonymous

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Love Starts on "Action"

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Quotes

Cool: He doesn't know you like I do, anyway. You're being stupid.
Charli: Fine! Then that's what I am. Get out of my car.
Cool: Alright, I am going!
Charli: I don't gotta fucking take your shit anymore!
Cool: Alright, Stupid!
Charli: Stupid!
[Cool struggles with door handle and lock]
Cool: How do you get out this mother fucker?
[Charli opens passenger door]
Cool: GET SOME POWER LOCKS!
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Spoofs Emeril Live (1997) See more »

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Pay the Premium, it's worth it!
9 July 2006 | by user187802See all my reviews

I am not a "film person," per se. I accompanied my 17 yr. old son to the Newark Black Film Festival because he wants to be a film person, and I wanted to introduce him to the Film Festival world. I found Premium to be witty and hip, as well as, textured and sophisticated. A Black man's story about male/female relationships, strike that, any man's story about non-buddy relationships....now that is groundbreaking in the film world. Not only was it new, it was fun. I also found Chatmon's and Missicks' handling of the Q and A after the film aired kind of engaging, like the entertainment I had seen on the screen, which leads one to believe there is more good film where Premium came from. Premium showcases the strong and confident voices of the cast and the writer/director that deserve to be heard, because they "get it," and give it right back...so that you can be in on the fun and "get it" too!


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