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Spike Lee's breakthrough independent feature, shot in fifteen days on a budget of $175,000, ushered in (along with Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise) the American independent film movement of the 1980s. It was also a groundbreaking film for African-American filmmakers and a welcome change in the representation of blacks in American cinema, depicting men and women of color not as pimps and whores, but as intelligent, upscale urbanites. Lee's slight tale, which carries much psychological and historical baggage, concerns Nola Darling (Tracy Camila Johns), a young, self-assured Brooklyn woman who juggles three boyfriends -- the polite and well-meaning Jamie Overstreet (Tommy Redmond Hicks), the self-obsessed male model Greer Childs (John Canada Terrell), and the comical bicycle messenger Mars Blackmon (Spike Lee). Nola doesn't want to commit to any of her boyfriends, cherishing her personal freedom. But as their relationships with Nola grow, each man wants her for himself.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
UPC: 0027616099235
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:25:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tracy Camilla Johns Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell Greer Childs
Spike Lee Mars Blackman
Raye Dowell Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee Clorinda Bradford
Bill Lee Sonny Darling
Epatha Merkinson Dr. Jamison
Freddy "Five Fab" Braithwaite Actor
Reginald Hudlin Dog 4
Lewis Jordan Dog 2
Cheryl Burr Ava
Aaron Dugger Noble
Stephanie Covington Keva
Renata Cobbs Shawn
Cheryl Singleton Toby
Monty Ross Dog 1
Erik Dellums Dog 3
Eric Payne Dog 5
Marcus Turner Dog 6
Gerard Brown Dog 7
Ernest R. Dickerson Dog 8
Eric Wilkins Dog 9
Scott Sillers Dog 11
Geoffrey Garfield Dog 12
Kathy Banks Receptionist
Steve Nicks Soundman
Pamm Jackson Female Walk-On

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Ernest R. Dickerson Cinematographer
Pamm Jackson Associate Producer
Clarence Jones Set Decoration/Design
Bill Lee Score Composer
Ron Paley Art Director
John Michael Reefer Costumes/Costume Designer
Wynn P. Thomas Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- She's Gotta Have It
1. Main Titles/Bed-Stuy [2:35]
2. Soul Mates [6:01]
3. What Men Say [3:00]
4. How They Met [2:13]
5. Freaky [2:16]
6. Opal [6:22]
7. The Sculptor [3:19]
8. Precision [2:52]
9. Family [2:57]
10. Nola's Birthday [5:02]
11. Rivalry [2:43]
12. Dumb Question [5:28]
13. She's Gotta Have It [1:39]
14. Sex Therapy [2:20]
15. Thanksgiving [5:17]
16. Spokes in a Wheel [3:03]
17. Nightmare [2:53]
18. Greer's Last Stand [3:35]
19. No Regrets [2:51]
20. A Friend in Need [4:11]
21. Interlude [3:06]
22. Decision [5:00]
23. Ownership [1:36]
24. End Titles [4:04]

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