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Harlem Aria (1999)

R | | Drama | 2 August 2001 (USA)
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Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and ... See full summary »

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William Jennings
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Cast

Credited cast:
Damon Wayans ... Wes
Gabriel Casseus ... Anton
Christian Camargo ... Matthew
Malik Yoba ... Luke
Paul Sorvino ... Fabiano Grazzi
Kristen Wilson ... Julia
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Auntie
Nicole Ari Parker ... Clarisse
Fenton Lawless ... Sergeant Scanlon
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Manny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremiah Alexis ... Sentry
Patrick Clarke ... Security Guard
Lee Michael Cohn Lee Michael Cohn ... Policeman
Sheila Edmondson ... Girl on the Rooftop
Buddy Fitzpatrick Buddy Fitzpatrick
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Storyline

Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and empty-handed, Matthew, a street musician stalled in his own dreams, invites Anton to perform with him in the park. Amazed by Anton's singing talent, Matthew befriends him and attempts to keep him safe from Wes's enterprising exploitation. Caught in the middle, Anton's journey isn't an easy one. The three men's lives entwine and lead each down a path of destruction, truth and redemption. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Central Park Story See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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William Jennings described the film's eventual theatrical release in 2010 as "a long tale of woe". See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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One of the best films at Toronto Fest in 1999
29 August 2000 | by Dave D-2See all my reviews

Really surprised that this film was not bought quickly and given appropriate promo push for wide release. The Audience at the Toronto International Film Fest screening I attended in Sept. 99 stood and clapped for many minutes at the conclusion of the screening and most stayed for the Q&A. Excellent film with surprisingly nuanced perf by Wayons as a seedy character. Please see this if at all possible!!


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