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The Brothers (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 23, 2001
 UK: 28 Sep 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jul 31, 2001
 R2: 5 Aug 2002

Budget $6,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 46 minutes

Country USA

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Marriage, Buddies, Urban

Tagline: Refusing To Exhale

Plot: Dubbed "Refusing to Exhale" by director Gary Hardwick, "The Brothers" traces the hilarious journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects -- honesty and commitment.

Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley) and Terry White (Shemar Moore) are "The Brothers" -- lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever.

The foursome begin the story with an emergency meeting at their local bar: reformed playboy Terry has decided to tie the knot. The rest of the gang use Terry's frightening news as a leaping off point to work through their own romantic troubles. Jackson, the gang's resident pediatrician, is desperate for intimacy but terrified of commitment. Meeting attractive, available Denise (Gabrielle Union) only complicates matters further, particularly when a secret about her past is revealed. Derrick still

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 Directed by
Gary Hardwick
Deliver Us from Eva, Trippin'
 Written by
Gary Hardwick
Trippin', Deliver Us from Eva
Morris Chestnut
Boyz n the Hood, Ladder 49, G.I. Jane
D.L. Hughley
Inspector Gadget, Soul Plane, The Original Kings of Comedy
Bill Bellamy
Any Given Sunday, Love Stinks, Buying the Cow
Shemar Moore
Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Motives, Reversible Errors
Gabrielle Union
10 Things I Hate About You, Bad Boys II, She's All That
Tatyana Ali
Kiss the Girls, Crocodile Dundee II, Brother
Tamala Jones
Blue Streak, Next Friday, Head of State
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