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Rated PG · 107 minutes · 1976

Uneven but generally funny and lively memories of growing up black on Chicago's west side in the mid-60s, styled after American Graffiti and directed by Michael Schultz from an autobiographical script by Eric Monte (1975). With Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers, and Maurice Leon Havis. 107 min.

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