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The Wood (1999)

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writers:

Rick Famuyiwa (story), Todd Boyd (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elayn J. Taylor ... Roland's Mother (as Elayn Taylor)
Omar Epps ... Mike
Richard T. Jones ... Slim
Sean Nelson ... Young Mike
Duane Finley ... Young Slim
Trent Cameron Trent Cameron ... Young Roland
Malinda Williams ... Young Alicia
Patricia Belcher ... Mrs. Hughes
Taye Diggs ... Roland
Tamala Jones ... Tanya
De'aundre Bonds ... Stacey (as De'Aundre Bonds)
Cynthia Martells ... Mike's Mother
Wyking Jones Wyking Jones ... Cashiers in Mini Mart
Geoffrey Blackshire Geoffrey Blackshire ... Cashiers in Mini Mart
Jascha Washington ... Mike's Brother
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Storyline

On the wedding day of a writer's friend, things aren't looking good when the groom goes missing before the ceremony. During his and his other male friend's effort to retrieve him, that writer named Mike can't help but tell the story of his youth with his friends. Ever since he met them on his first day at a new school, they shared the common experiences of growing up and life's discoveries. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wood See more »

Filming Locations:

Inglewood, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,515,223, 18 July 1999

Gross USA:

$25,059,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,059,640
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Omar Epps and Sanaa Latham will star as Love interest in the movie For the Love of Basketball. See more »

Goofs

When Stacy is driving the boys to the dance, Too Short's "Freaky Tales" can be heard playing in the background. The setting for this part of the movie is 1986, and "Freaky Tales" wasn't released until 1988. See more »

Quotes

Stacey's Date: What happened to your rubbers? You had four. I counted. Now one's gone missing.
Stacey: I don't know what you're talking about, babe.
Stacey's Date: Who is she?
Stacey: Who is who?
Stacey's Date: The ho you fuckin', that's who!
Stacey: I ain't fuckin' no ho but you!
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know You Got Soul
by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier), Rakim (as William Griffin), James Brown, Bobby Byrd and Charles Bobbitt (as Charles Bobbit)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
Contains sample from "I Know You Got Soul"
by James Brown, Bobby Byrd and Charles Bobbitt (as Charles Bobbit)
Performed by Bobby Byrd
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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A great movie of African American friendship in the 80's.
22 November 2000 | by kotruckinSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie, and I think many teens and adults, particularily African-Americans will like this movie. All those young adults who grew up will really like this movie, too.

I thought it was excellent, and many parts made me laugh so hard I cried. All the actors did a very good job, too.


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