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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.

Director:

Chris Robinson

Writers:

Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay), 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 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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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.

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A New American Story


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ATL - Acima da Lei 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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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. See more »

Goofs

During the pool scene, the boom mic is visible in the reflection of New New's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

New New: Why don't you cut across the middle and get your feet wet?
Esquire: Why don't you go roll neck at somebody else and get up out mine's?
New New: I'm just trying to help you out! Your takeoff is weak and you're starting to make Rashad look bad!
Esquire: [frowns at her] I don't like you. I really don't!
New New: [points to the rink] Uh-oh. And why don't you go catch up?
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It was good, but reminded me of Boys in the Hood
11 April 2006 | by twe57See all my reviews

This was a good movie. I have to admit I was a little skeptical, I mean this is my first time seeing, Tip "T.I." Harris act and I did not want to be disappointed by another rapper turned actor. I would have to say that he did good, I liked the fact that he was able to keep his southern accent and the "TI" feel, but still get into the role of Rashaad. I didn't understand why the movie had to be centered around the local skating rink, but thought it was different. Never before that I can remember have I seen a movie where they focus on the different skating groups. This movie really made me want to break out my skates from back in the day and hit the local rink, like I used when I was in middle school. I say it reminds me of Boys In the Hood, because you have a group of friends all trying to make it out of the hood and you really want to know who will make it out, alive anyway. The movie definitely had funny parts, that will keep you interested. I wouldn't say this was your typical hood movie though, because there wasn't a lot of killing and baby mama drama, I think it actually had somewhat of a family feel by providing you with in site on Rashaad's family, but also by making you see the importance of sticking together during hard times. If you are bored, need a good movie to watch, that's going to lift your spirits, this would be the one. I would definitely watch it again, because it was overall a good movie.


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