Gregory Nava directed this biographical drama on the brief however intense life of singer Frankie Lymon that continued to be through the famous Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers group only for a year. Lymon was 13 years old once the team erupted from radios and jukeboxes through their 1956 hit, Why Do Fools Fall in Love? and appeared in the movie Rock, Rock, Rock (1956). After Mr. Rock and also Roll (1957), Lymon turned solo, but then it all dropped to pieces. Lymon"s career was over by the time he was 18, and also he passed away of a heroin overdose eight years later on. Jumping from the "50s to the "80s, this film traces the climb and also fall of Lymon (Larenz Tate) in a series of flashbacks as courtroom claims on Lymon"s royalties are outlined by 3 women: Zola Taylor (Halle Berry) of the Platters R&B group; Elizabeth Waters (Vivica A. Fox), that turned prostitute to cover costs of Lymon"s recoexceptionally from addiction; and also schoolteacher Emira Eagle (Lela Rochon). Little Ricdifficult additionally provides a courtroom appearance, while Miguel A. Nunez Jr. portrays Little Richard in scenes collection in the "50s. Shvery own at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival (NY).


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Halle BerryZola Taylor
Vivica A. FoxElizabeth Waters
Lela RochonEmira Eagle
Larenz TateFrankie Lymon
Paul MazurskyMorris Levy
Little Richardhimself
Pamela ReedJudge Lambrey
Alexis CruzHerguy Santiago
David Barry GrayPeter Markowitz
Miguel A. NuñezYoung Little Richard
Clifton PowellLawrence Roberts
Lane SmithEzra Grahme
Ben VereenRichard Barrett
Paula Jai ParkerPaula King
Marcello ThedfordCoop
Norris YoungJimmy
J. August RichardsSherman
Jon HuertasJoe
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Gregory NavaDirector,Executive Producer
Mark AllanExecutive Producer
Tina AndrewsScreenwriter
Elisabetta BeraldoCostumes/Costume Designer
Michael BernardSet Decoration/Design
Harold BronsonExecutive Producer
Christopher BrooksMusical Direction/Supervision
Veda CampbellSound/Sound Designer
Reuben CannonCasting
Jackie CarrSet Decoration/Design
John ChichesterArt Director
Russell ClarkChoreography
Kelview DevoreauxStunts
Bruce FranklinAssociate Producer,Asst. Director
Paul HallProducer
Edward LachmanCinematographer
Stephen NemethProducer
Nancy RichardsonEditor
Clare ScarpullaSet Decoration/Design
Stephen James TaylorScore Composer
Cary WhiteProduction Designer