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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

Writer:

Michael Larnell (screenwriter)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Life is a battle. 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:

Με Λένε Ροξάν See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Chanté Adams's mother named her after the real Roxanne Shanté. See more »

Goofs

When Shanté is with Marley Marl recording "Roxanne's Revenge," the version heard on the soundtrack is the less-raunchy re-recorded version that came to be after UTFO sued Pop Art Records. See more »

Quotes

Roxanne Shante: ooh
Ms. Peggy: I hear you out here fucking with my door shanté. What do you want?
Roxanne Shante: I want come in.
Ms. Peggy: What time does this key lock my door? You want to be out there, playing with all them hoes, then you keep your ass out there, but stop knocking on my God damn door!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Borracho No Vale
Performed by Pellin Rodriguez
Written by Pedro Flores
Courtesy of Seven Seas Music
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A small piece of Hip Hop history Roxanne Roxanne lacks on all fronts.
24 March 2018 | by theabstraktmediaSee all my reviews

As a hip hop head this truly disappointed me. Of course I am aware of the history Roxanne Shante has played. For those who did not know now know, but I felt the story was very weak. The dialogue doesn't grab you by the balls. There is a huge lack of, something. It doesn't feel raw. It doesn't take you back to the 80s, more like a low budget movie. The same feeling I got from The Get Down, although they had a 30 million dollar budget. I also feel that her story alone is not enough to represent Hip Hop alone. There were many other female MCs at that time who started way before Shante who never received the same credit they deserve. If this story is about abuse, a young girl going up in the projects and by ''accident'' becoming a full-time rapper, then overall it could have been told better.


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