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17-year-old Rashad (TIP HARRIS) was forced to become the man
of the house earlier than most. Since the death of his
parents, he’s carried the responsibility for himself and
his little brother Ant (EVAN ROSS) squarely on his shoulders.
While he does his best to keep Ant in school and out of the
trouble that’s always lurking just around the corner in
their South Atlanta neighborhood, sometimes it seems like a
losing battle – Rashad can’t be everywhere at once,
and Ant is dangerously close to falling under the spell of a
blinged-out local dealer who promises fast money and the respect
Ant dreams of getting.
A talented artist, Rashad doesn’t see any future for himself
beyond assisting his Uncle George (MYKELTI WILLIAMSON) as a
janitor after school. The thing is, “assisting”
George actually means doing all the work and seeing none of
Lately it seems the only bright spot in Rashad’s life
is New-New (LAUREN LONDON). She sees something special
in him, something more than he sees. When the two get
together, everything begins to change, and Rashad’s future
starts to open up for the first time. But New-New has
a secret that’s getting harder and harder to keep.
Behind her ghetto-fabulous front, New-New is actually Erin,
a rich girl from the right side of the tracks who’s drawn
to the music and vibrant life she sees in Rashad’s neighborhood.
Her father, successful CEO John Garnett (KEITH DAVID), grew
up on the south side of town, but once he left he never looked
back. Garnett doesn’t want his daughter slumming
on the southside, and forbids her from setting foot anywhere
near his old neighborhood. So every weekend she leaves
Erin behind, lying to her parents so that she can become New-New,
the person she thinks she needs to be to find acceptance in
Besides New-New, there aren’t many people Rashad can count
on. His best friend Esquire (JACKIE LONG) is an ambitious
student who dreams of attending an Ivy League college, and is
willing to do anything to make that dream come true. When
Esquire runs into New-New while cozying up to her influential
father for a letter of recommendation, he has to make a decision
whether or not to blow her cover.
When Rashad finds out New-New’s real story, he doesn’t
know who to trust anymore – it seems everyone in his life
is lying to him, even the people he loves the most. As
Ant gets pulled deeper into the life of a dealer and Rashad’s
dreams for him begin to fade, Rashad is going to have to make
tough choices about what he wants and where he’s going.
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Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment production,
ATL, starring TIP HARRIS, LAUREN LONDON and ANTWAN ANDRE PATTON
with MYKELTI WILLIAMSON and KEITH DAVID. Directed by CHRIS
ROBINSON, the film is produced by JAMES LASSITER, WILL SMITH,
JODY GERSON and DALLAS AUSTIN. TIMOTHY M. BOURNE and TIONNE
WATKINS executive produce. The screenplay is by TINA GORDON
CHISM, story by ANTWONE FISHER. The director of photography
is CRASH, ROBB BUONO is the production designer and DAVID BLACKBURN
serves as editor. Music by AARON ZIGMAN.
ATL has been rated “PG-13” by the MPAA for “drug
content, language, sexual material and some violence.”
ATL will be released domestically on March 31, 2006 by Warner
Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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ATL prize package will
The Grand Prize Winner will receive
• Baseball Style Jersey Embroidered With ATL
• ATL Movie Poster Autographed By T.I.
• CaseLogic 128 Capacity, Koskin CD Case Imprinted
• T. I.’s Newest CD, “KING.” -
Autographed By T.I. Courtesy -
Second Place winners will each receive
• White Flex Fit Caps Embroidered With ATL
• Girl’s Black Tank Top With ATL Rhinestone
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March 20th thru April 3rd. We'll draw names randomly on April
4th, 2006.Winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry
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