Soul Food


Soul Food

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This hit domestic comedy-drama concerned the fortunes of an extended African-American family recalled through the eyes of young narrator Ahmad (Brandon Hammond). Ahmad's world revolves around his grandmother, Big Mama Joseph (Irma P. Hall) and her three daughters: workaholic attorney Teri (Vanessa Williams), newlywed salon owner Bird (Nia Long), and Ahmad's housewife mom, Maxine (Vivica A. Fox). Each sister is in turmoil. Teri has lost patience for her husband Miles (Michael Beach), who wants to quit the law and take up music. Bird doesn't realize that her husband Lem (Mekhi Phifer) is about to be humiliated by her ex-boyfriend (Mel Jackson). And while Maxine's relationship with her husband Kenny (Jeffrey D. Sams) is going well, her relationship with her jealous sister Teri needs fixing. These conflicts boil over at Big Mama's traditional Sunday dinners, where the matriarch plays peacemaker. The ritual faces extinction, however, when Big Mama suffers a stroke -- but Ahmad is waiting in the wings to take her place. Soul Food launched the directing career of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native George Tillman, Jr., who based the script on his own family experiences. In the summer of 2000, Soul Food was spun off into a cable TV series. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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Carl Wright
as Rev. Williams
Bernard Mixon
as Dr. Benson
Martell Hill Edmond
as Ahmad (age 4)
Mike Bacarella
as Printing Company Owner
Joan Collaso
as Choir Member No. 1
Donn C. Harper
as Funeral Minister
George Brashear
as Blimp's Henchman No. 1
Larry C. Tankson
as Blimp's Henchman No. 2
Austin Curtis
as Family Member
Malik Yoba
as Studio Engineer
as Band Member
Kevon Edmonds
as Band Member
Melvin Edmonds
as Band Member
Jo Jo Hailey
as Band Member
K-Ci Hailey
as Band Member
Simon Horrocks
as Band Member
Randy Walker
as Band Member
Tamara Braun
as Teri's Secretary
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Awesome movie. For the food lovers. ;) This is a touching movie on family issues. One of my favorites.

Donna Dawson
Donna Dawson

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It's all about family get together, no matter what...I don't care who you have got to enjoy this one. Get is maximum drama.

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

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A great movie!

Leo L
Leo L

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One of my family's favorite movies. Funny, dramatic, and full of heart. Goes to show that regardless of race, all families go through similar problems, but share a similar love as well.

Jared H
Jared H

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