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Brother to Brother (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 January 2004 (USA)
A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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Rodney Evans

Writer:

Rodney Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Mackie ... Perry
Roger Robinson ... Bruce
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Jim
Kevin Jackson ... Isaiah - College Professor
Billoah Greene Billoah Greene ... Rahsan
Brad Bailey ... Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
Brian Everett Chandler Brian Everett Chandler ... Mr. Williams
Shantell Herndon Shantell Herndon ... Classroom Girl #1
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Classroom Girl #2
Duane Boutte ... Young Bruce (as Duane Boutté)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin ... Black Man on Subway (as Curtis L. McClarin)
Michael Mosley ... White Man #1 on Subway
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... White Man #2 on Subway
Olubunmi Banjoko Olubunmi Banjoko
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A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Irmão Pra Irmão See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,245, 7 November 2004

Gross USA:

$80,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,906
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Earle Hyman was originally cast in the role of "Bruce," played by 'Roger Robinson' in the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Wonderful!
16 November 2004 | by PrettygoldenboySee all my reviews

I loved this movie! From the moment it began as we traveled over the East River, I was totally absorbed it this movie. However, be aware that it is quite "erotic" even though it is not explicit. I saw the film in Manhattan early in the afternoon. There were quite a few "Thug" types in the audience, I guess because it is a predominatly "black" movie. To my surprise, they sat through the entire movie, erotic scenes and all. I think this makes a statement. Perhaps the "thug" scene is just a facade and this movie gets to the heart of what many men, including Black men feel. This movie has wonderful performances from everyone. It's ashamed that it is not in wider release. Congratulations to Anthony MacKie for taking on this role.


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