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ATL (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2006 (USA)
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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Chris Robinson

Writers:

Tina Gordon (screenplay) (as Tina Gordon Chism), Antwone Fisher (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Andrews Greg Andrews ... Jay
Monica ... Waffle House Waitress
Brandon Bernard Benton Brandon Bernard Benton ... Student in Classroom
Adam Boyer ... Bartender
April Clark ... Tondie
Albert Daniels Albert Daniels ... Brooklyn
Steven R. Ewing Steven R. Ewing ... Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming Alvin Lee Fleming ... Skateman
Big Gipp Big Gipp ... Famous Customer (as Cameron Gipp)
Bart Hansard ... Deputy
T.I. ... Rashad (as Tip Harris)
Khadijah ... Veda
Malika ... Star
Bone Crusher ... Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett)
Monique Harris Monique Harris ... Sexy Woman
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

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A New American Story


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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jellybeans See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,554,404, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$21,160,089, 21 May 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shot in 45 days. See more »

Goofs

When New New's dad takes her to the car, you can see TI behind her not on skates, when she turns to look at him, he's skating to the car. See more »

Quotes

Rashad: [chuckling] New New.
New New: What's so funny?
Rashad: What kind of name is New New, anyway?
New New: I'm New New cause I always rock the new, new shit. Thank you.
Rashad: Well, I heard you and you homegirls don't buy none of that new, new shit.
New New: Whatever.
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

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What's Up
Written by Afrika Bambaataa, John Robie, Arthur Baker, LaTocha Scott,
LaKiesha Miles, Tamika Cottle and Temeka Scott
Performed by Xscape
Courtesy of Rockcity Worldwide Inc.
Under license by June Street Entertainment and Paragon Special Products
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ATL is A Tale of Life
2 August 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

A story about young people struggling to overcome the darker side of the neighborhood. Rashad Swann (Tip Harris) comes of age and takes responsibility for himself and his brother Antwone (Ross) to move toward getting out of the hood. Rashad meets a great girl named New New (London) with a secret that almost costs them their relationship. Antwone gets involved in dealing and suffers from a boss that isn't very understanding. Rashad and his skating buddies spend their time at the Cascade roller rink competing in skating events in preparation for the annual skating tournament that they've won several times. The main characters are all pretty likable and the dialog was a good compromise between reality and prime time TV. They even had an old timer speaking some Jive. You won't find an abundance of emotion from the righteous characters, but it is well worth seeing. Even with all the daily troubles, it doesn't leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.


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