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Plot

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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.1/10 (6,041 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director:
Chris Robinson

Stars: T.I., Lauren London, Evan Ross

Storyline
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.

Writers: Tina Gordon Chism, Antwone Fisher

Cast:

Greg Andrews

Jay


Monica Arnold

Waffle House Waitress

(as Monica)


Brandon Bernard Benton

Student in Classroom


Evan Ross

Ant


Adam Boyer

Bartender


April Clark

Tondie


Albert Daniels

Brooklyn


Steven R. Ewing

Fireman


Alvin Lee Fleming

Skateman


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)

Taglines:
A New American Story



Details

Official Website:
Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 31 March 2006

Filming Locations: 1901 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Opening Weekend: $11,554,404
(USA)
(2 April 2006)

Gross: $21,160,089
(USA)
(21 May 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The original title of the movie was going to be "Jellybean," which is the nickname of the character Ant and was also the name of the skating rink in Southwest Atlanta back in the 1980s.

Goofs:

Boom mic visible:
During the pool scene, the boom mic is visible in the reflection of New New's sunglasses.

Quotes:

Marcus:
Any kids?

Antwone "Ant" Swann:
None that I know of.

Marcus:
You doing somethin'?

Antwone "Ant" Swann:
I'm doing a li'l somethin'.

Marcus:
Boy, you ain't doin' nothin', boy! What's your last place of employment, youngblood?

Antwone "Ant" Swann:
Cleaning.

Marcus:
Cleaning? Looks like Swann Cleaning Service 'bout to lose an employee.

Marcus:
You wanna work, right?

Antwone "Ant" Swann:
Yeah.

Marcus:
But you know this is grown-man business, right?
[…]



User Review

Is it just me, or is this film horribly underrated?

Rating: 10/10


Wow – this is a surprise. Watch it because it's proof that a lot of
IMDBers are really full of crap pawns that care more about peoples'
opinions of their opinions than they do about whether or not the movie
is actually any good. Stupid sheep. This was very emotional, GREAT
characterization, awesome photography, and extremely convincing
dialogues. I'm from the ATL, trust me this is pretty accurate. This
flick really does a fabulous job portraying what some folks struggle
with overcoming stereotypes, growing up, and finding their place in
their world. If you appreciate an honest review then go see this sucker
– otherwise you probably didn't even read this far.