The Perfect Model (1989)

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Set within a Chicago housing project this low-budget, but earnest independently produced comedy, the debut of Chicago filmmaker Darryl Roberts, tells the romantic story of an African American actor who returns home from Hollywood to reestablish the ghetto roots he worked so hard at ignoring the past few years. No sooner is the actor home than he meets his enterprising boyhood buddy, now a sleazy beauty pageant promoter who uses the lovely contestants to satisfy his unending lust. He asks the actor to host his latest pageant and the actor agrees to the proposition. The actor's life changes when he sees a young boy attempting to hijack his car. Collaring the lad, the actor learns that he has been orphaned and is being raised by his beautiful big sister. The actor falls for this girl, but fears she will not fit well with the Hollywood crowd. Fortunately, the actor's big brother is around to offer him excellent advice.
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R
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Tatiana Tumbtzen
as Crystal Jennings
Jim Zulevic
as Waiter
Reggie Theus
as Dexter Sims
Sylvia Mathis
as Girl in Bar
Morgan Proctor
as Howard Grey
Hildar Garrison
as Tanya Williams
Liza Cruzat
as Linda Johnson
Nadiera Bost
as Waitress
Cia Richardson
as Girl in Bar
Darryl Roberts
as Robert Darryls
Denise Simone
as Cynthia
Pura Martinez
as Portia
Stoney Jackson
as Stedman Austin
Michael Wood
as Pawn Shop Clerk
Pat Bowie
as Aerobics Studio Owner
Delia Inoue
as Movie Actress
Karen Jones
as Girl at Party
Twalla Jones
as Annette
Denise Simon
as Cynthia
Ray Thompson
as Alexis Abercrombie Fitzwater Dubois III
Catero Colbert
as David Johnson
Tony Smith
as Gunman
Rosemary Barnes
as Ravenous Girl
Kim Sheridan
as Exotic Dancer
Roxanne
as Herself
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