ATL

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Overview

A tightly knit group of working-class Atlanta teens spend their time bonding over hip-hop and roller skating while pondering life after high school in director Chris Robinson's coming-of-age comedy drama that draws inspirations from the real-life childhoods of Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins. For a kid growing up on the south side of Atlanta, the Cascade roller-skating rink is the place to be seen, and it's the place where the orphaned high school senior Rashad Tip Harris and his little brother Ant Evan Ross go ...
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Overview

A tightly knit group of working-class Atlanta teens spend their time bonding over hip-hop and roller skating while pondering life after high school in director Chris Robinson's coming-of-age comedy drama that draws inspirations from the real-life childhoods of Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins. For a kid growing up on the south side of Atlanta, the Cascade roller-skating rink is the place to be seen, and it's the place where the orphaned high school senior Rashad Tip Harris and his little brother Ant Evan Ross go every weekend to forget their financial troubles, hang with their friends and get their groove on. But outside the rink, the brothers have problems they can't avoid: Ant is being recruited into the posse of charismatic drug dealer Marcus Outkast's Antwan Andre Patton, aka Big Boi. Meanwhile, Rashad's three best friends -- including the ambitious Esquire Jackie Long -- are pulling him in different directions, and his new girlfriend New-New Lauren London may not be as "street" as she seems. As Rashad tries to hold on to his little brother, he also comes to the realization that if he's ever going to make something of himself, he's going to have to step out of his skates and into the real world.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; T.I. What You Know music video; Additional scenes; In the Rink - A Director's Journey: join director Chris Robinson in making his feature-filmmaking debut and in exploring Atlanta's growing music scene with rapper T.I.; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Español; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Watching just a few frames of ATL, it's easy to tell that director Chris Robinson has a music-video background. Often that would be a backhanded compliment at best, but here it's genuine. With Crash, his long-time collaborator, serving once again as Robinson's DP, ATL boasts all the style of the best hip-hop videos, but none of the insult -- it doesn't condescend, push products, or fetishize. Robinson and screenwriter Tina Gordon Chism are instead interested in the sociology of youth culture, and the atmosphere that springs from it. In fact, Chism's dialogue about teen language patterns does for urban Atlanta youths what Donnie Brasco's analysis of the phrase "forget about it" did for wise guys. The camera furthers the idea that the filmmakers are inside the content, rather than viewing it externally, and ATL shows a fondness for details that speak volumes -- a montage of dental bling, or a throwaway moment from the nightly operations of the local roller rink. If ATL is only an average coming-of-age story with Antwone Fisher -- yes, that Antwone Fisher -- receiving story credit, that's because some substance must take a backseat to all this beautifully crafted style. ATL is also propelled by a perfectly interwoven stream of hip-hop, lending extra electricity to the visuals. Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris makes a credible debut in the lead role, but his scowl on the poster is a little misleading. Like Dazed and Confused -- which has a similar ensemble structure and looseness to its plot -- ATL is a lot more about how teens have fun than how they perpetrate and intimidate. Even when things get heavy, the film stays as light as a carefree youth on roller skates -- which also helps it function as a ballad to the city whose abbreviated moniker serves as its title.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • UPC: 012569763715
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,637

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tip "T.I." Harris Rashad
Lauren London New New
Lonette McKee Priscilla Garnett
Antwan Andre Patton Marcus
Evan Ross Naess Ant
Keith David John Garnett
Jackie Long Esquire
Albert Daniels Brooklyn
Jason Weaver Teddy
Khadijah Haqq Veda
Malika Haqq Star
Tyree Simmons DJ Drama
Mykelti Williamson Uncle George
Khadijah Veda
Jorge Luis Abreu Doctor
Greg Andrews Jay
Hakiem Ayele Skater
Antonio Barfield Skater
Brandon Bernard Benton Student in Classroom
Jae Blaze Thug
Adam Boyer Bartender
Safiya Brawner Skater
Kelvin Broadnax Skater
April Clark Tondie
Kyle Dutcher Skater
Steven R. Ewing Fireman
Alvin Lee Fleming Skateman
Dancia Garner Skater
Pierpont Geer IV Skater
Brandon Gibbs Skater
Cameron Gipp Famous Customer
Bart Hansard Deputy
Wayne Hardnett Bone Crusher
Monique Harris Sexy Woman
Tae Heckard Tonya
Leslie Howell Skater
Nick Hudani Mr. Sartoni
DeShawn Ingram Skater
Jazze Pha DJ
Paul Antonio Johnson Skater
James Jones Skater
Marie McAdoo Fat Girl
Lauren Mitchell Janice Rawlings
Monica Waffle House Waitress
Markice Moore Austin
Margo Moorer Ms. Jackson
Toria Morris Skater
Roderick Mosley Drug Customer
Zoe Myers Preppy Female
Ayesha Ngaujah Counter Girl
Jameelah Nuriddin Young Girl
Gregory Oliver Cascade Security Guard
Vanessa Petrosky Holly
Lisa Quinones Skater
Ashley Ragland Teenage Girl
Deon Ramone Big Ronnie
Ric Reitz Mr. Sapp
Christopher Ray Robinson II Ant's Friend
Tony Lance Sailor Jr. Skater
Onira Satterwhite Sexy Young Girl
Tasha Smith Gayle
Saladin Suluki Skater
Almario Thomas Dante
Virginia Turner Skater
Kenya Tyson Skater
Douglas B. Wynn Skater
Laparee Young Pastor
Technical Credits
Chris Robinson Director
Dallas Austin Producer
Shawn Barton Costumes/Costume Designer
Shay Bentley-Griffin Casting
David Blackburn Editor
Jason Bland Costumes/Costume Designer
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer, Producer
Robb Buono Production Designer
Tina Gordon Chism Screenwriter
Crash Cinematographer
Leah Daniels-Butler Casting
Mary H. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
Antwone Quenton Fisher Original Story
Jody Gerson Producer
Aaron Glascock Editor
Kimberly Hardin Casting
Colin Hudson Camera Operator
James Lassiter Producer
Alejandro Luna Set Decoration/Design
Michael Stern Sound Mixer
Julia Michels Musical Direction/Supervision
Iliana Sanchez Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
Curt Schulkey Editor
Jonathan J. Short Art Director
Will Smith Producer
Devyne Stephens Choreography
Doug Torres Asst. Director
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins Executive Producer, Producer
Thomas Weston Camera Operator
Aaron Zigman Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- ATL
1. Credits [2:42]
2. Man of the House [2:50]
3. School Troubles [3:02]
4. Poetry and Waffles [4:35]
5. Cascade Sunday Night [4:58]
6. Poolside Patter [6:34]
7. Movers and Skaters [4:55]
8. Don't Fall [1:57]
9. Ready to Work [3:15]
10. Stolen Goods [4:10]
11. What New-New Sees [3:33]
12. I Believe You [4:55]
13. The Come Up [2:11]
14. Close Contact [4:08]
15. Who Gets the Booty? [3:36]
16. It's Who You New-New [4:34]
17. Ghetto Wannabe [1:58]
18. Ant Arrested [3:18]
19. Unwanted [2:08]
20. Escape From Mess [4:15]
21. Driven Apart [5:57]
22. Judged by Her Address [3:08]
23. Proud Man [5:14]
24. Team Minus One [4:08]
25. Bang! [4:46]
26. Let Love Fly [2:48]
27. Dreaming All Along [2:47]
28. End Credits [4:18]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- ATL
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      In the Rink - A Director's Journey
      What You Know
      Deleted Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Spoken Languages: Español 5.1
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    My Favorites

    I saw Keith David in Agent Cody Banks 1 & 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    I recomend people to watch this movie

    TI,Tip Harris,Lauren London, Evan Ross,Lonette Mckee,Antuan Anore Patton with Mykelty williamson, and Heith Davide

    I believe the movie "ATL" is a good movie to watch.ATL is rated pg-13 so people younger than 13 years can not watch the movie.ATL teaches you to not do or sell any type of drugs because you can get your family in danger by being in anytype of gang.a lot of poeple have watched ATL and they think its a very good movie to watcheven though there are many sexual situations in it,but there is not much in it. I recomend more poeple to watch this very good movie!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    MS.ARiELLE <3's T.I.

    I LOVE THiS MOViE TO THE FULLEST !!!
    I WATCH iT ALL DAY EVERYDAY, SPARE TiME, WEEKENDS YOU NAME iT!
    T.i. HAS A REMARKABLE TALENT, iF ONLY HiS BEHiND COULD STAY OUT OF JAiL...
    BUT iT'S OKAY WE STILL HOLDiN iT DOWN fOR YOU OUTSiDE THE BOX.. STAY OUT OF TROUBLE && START MAKiN US NEW MUSiC TO ViBE TOO AND MOViESSS.... LOVED EVERYTHANG BOUT' UR ROLL!!!!!!!! LOVE YA B00

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Must have!

    This is a great movie from beginning to end!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    T.i Is a good actor

    I liked this movie it taught me alil more about people who grew up around the atl area and i also love it cuz t.i is my husband he just doesnt knwo it yet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I'm a big T.I fan i love his music and the way he acted in the movie ATL he was Inspirational,Funny,And he put alot of effort into the film and that is what made it so wonderful i love you T.I. and keep doing what your doing you keep making the music and movies i'll keep buying them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    About this movie..............

    I think that this movie was a very good movie. I say that because, it has alot of meaning than any other movie probably has. It talks about present things that happen right now as we speak, and that is what amazed me!!!!!!

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    Posted October 25, 2009

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    Posted August 3, 2010

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