Rude

Rude

Director: Clement Virgo

Cast: Clement Virgo, Maurice Dean Wint, Rachael Crawford, Clark Johnson

     
 

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The first feature-length Canadian drama to be created by an all-black team of filmmakers, this inner-city film from writer/director Clement Virgo tracks the lives and struggles of several urban minorities during one Easter weekend. As the pirate radio disc jockey known as Rude (Sharon M. Lewis) broadcasts throughout a Toronto project, an artist named General (Maurice… See more details below

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The first feature-length Canadian drama to be created by an all-black team of filmmakers, this inner-city film from writer/director Clement Virgo tracks the lives and struggles of several urban minorities during one Easter weekend. As the pirate radio disc jockey known as Rude (Sharon M. Lewis) broadcasts throughout a Toronto project, an artist named General (Maurice Dean Wint) arrives at the home of his wife, Jessica (Melanie Nicholls-King), after serving several years in jail for drug dealing. He's there to reconcile with Jessica, who is now a police officer, and with the ten-year-old son, Johnny (Ashley Brown), whom he didn't help raise. Impeding his progress is General's brother, Reece (Clark Johnson), who covets his brother's wife and still works for the neighborhood's racist white drug lord, Yankee (Stephen Shellen) -- who in turn wants General back in charge of the drug trade. Meanwhile, the young boxer, Jordan (Richard Chevolleau), reluctantly accompanies his fellow athletes on a testosterone-fueled gay-bashing spree, even though he is beginning to believe that he may be homosexual. As all of this is happening, the heartbroken window dresser Maxine (Rachel Crawford) faces the dissolution of her relationship with her boyfriend after she has an abortion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/1998
UPC:
0082551729425
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Simitar Ent.
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:30:00

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Production notes; DVD-ROM compatible

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maurice Dean Wint Actor
Rachael Crawford Maxine
Clark Johnson Reece
Richard Chevolleau Actor
Sharon Lewis Actor
Melanie Nicholls-King Jessica
Stephen Shellen Yankee
Falconer Abraham Actor
Joel Gordon Actor
Michael Greyeyes Actor
Ramiah Hylton Actor
Andy Marshall Actor
Nicole N. Parker Actor

Technical Credits
Clement Virgo Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Colin Brunton Producer
Jimmy Cliff Songwriter
Damon D'Oliveira Producer
Aaron Davis Score Composer
Dream Warriors Songwriter
Bill Fleming Production Designer
Karen A. King Producer
John Lang Score Composer
Susan Maggi Editor
Barry Stone Cinematographer

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