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The Best Man (1999)

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Just before best friend's wedding the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when his friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

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Malcolm D. Lee

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Malcolm D. Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taye Diggs ... Harper Stewart
Nia Long ... Jordan Armstrong
Morris Chestnut ... Lance Sullivan
Harold Perrineau ... Julian Murch
Terrence Howard ... Quentin
Sanaa Lathan ... Robin
Monica Calhoun ... Mia Morgan
Melissa De Sousa ... Shelby
Victoria Dillard ... Anita
Regina Hall ... Candy
Jim Moody ... Uncle Skeeter
Jarrod Bunch ... Wayne
Stu 'Large' Riley ... Fandango
Liris Crosse ... Stripper
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna ... Stripper
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Storyline

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book. The men discuss women, never facing their own double standard; Jordan wants to try again with Harper, at least for one night; and Harper fears that Lance will read his book and learn that the bride-to-be slept with him once to avenge Lance's many affairs. Can Harper mature before Lance kills him, Jordan seduces him, and he loses Robin? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The flower arrangements have been ordered. The sleeping arrangements are still being worked out.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afaceri neterminate See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,031,660, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$34,102,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,573,780
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nia Long and Morris Chestnut both starred in the critically acclaimed movie by John Singleton Boyz N the Hood. See more »

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In the scene when Jordan says she want to sleep with Harper the scene after her kissing him shows her walking up to him kissing him again. See more »

Quotes

Julian Murch: Shelby, it's over. I am not the man for you and you are not the woman for me so let's just stop fooling ourselves. I hope you find what you're looking for, because that's exactly what I plan to do. I have to go. Bye, Shelby.
[he goes inside the church]
Quentin: [Q points at the ground] Don't you think you oughta pick that up?
Shelby: [she looks down] What?
Quentin: Your bottom jaw!
[laughs hystrically]
Harper Stewart: [Harper and Robin come up the stairs] Q! Oh, morning, Shelby.
Shelby: Oh, go to hell!
[she storms in the church]
Harper Stewart: I'll probably see ...
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Just plain enjoyable
18 October 2004 | by CRBrown624See all my reviews

This was the first time in as long as I can remember where the lead characters, though African-American and male, were not tragedies. No drugs, alcohol problems. Each man had a job, neigh a career. It really reminded me of my friends. I know someone that represents each of those characters. Not too long out of college and working our way towards "making it." It really sent the message that African-Americans are able to achieve without a rap video and we certainly don't all sell drugs. It was not a typical "black" movie. It was just a movie about a group of friends, irrespective of the color of their skin. We have brains and know how to use them. This is a more accurate representation of us anyway since what the media shows is a very small percentage. Great job, Spike!


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