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Premium (2006)

Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

Director:

Pete Chatmon

Writer:

Pete Chatmon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Missick ... Cool
Zoe Saldana ... Charli
Hill Harper ... Ed
Frankie Faison ... Phil
William Sadler ... Cole Carter
Tonya Pinkins ... Marva
Eva Marcille ... Farrah (as Eva Pigford)
Sean Nelson ... Austin Price
Keith Nobbs ... Derick
Adam Scarimbolo ... Attendant Darryl
Celeste Gregoire ... Renee
Novella Nelson ... Jayme
Alison Becker ... Amanda
Candice Sanchez-McClaren Candice Sanchez-McClaren ... Nicole
Robert Khakh Robert Khakh ... Garage Customer
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Storyline

Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting married in 36 hours. As the clock ticks on his life, love, and career, Cool stops looking at his watch and starts looking at himself. Written by Anonymous

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Love Starts on "Action"

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Quotes

Cool: He doesn't know you like I do, anyway. You're being stupid.
Charli: Fine! Then that's what I am. Get out of my car.
Cool: Alright, I am going!
Charli: I don't gotta fucking take your shit anymore!
Cool: Alright, Stupid!
Charli: Stupid!
[Cool struggles with door handle and lock]
Cool: How do you get out this mother fucker?
[Charli opens passenger door]
Cool: GET SOME POWER LOCKS!
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Thank You
25 January 2007 | by petedoublefilmSee all my reviews

I usually don't do this but I've recently started following the chat rooms on PREMIUM and it's been very rewarding to see the response. When we set out to make this film, from a script I started writing in 1999, our objective was to show that emotion and the human experience is something that is universal. I believe we have succeeded in doing that. Putting black characters in the film does not make it only accessible to black people and this film has something for everyone. After all the festivals, reviews, comments, and awards the film has received, it seems like we're striking the right chord and people agree. PREMIUM is all about adding more to the cinematic menu so be sure to check it out when we hit theaters and DVD later this year! Spread the word...


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