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Precious (16-Jan-2009)

Original Title: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Director: Lee Daniels

Writer: Geoffrey Fletcher

From novel: Push by Sapphire

Music: Mario Grigorov

Producers: Lee Daniels; Sarah Siegel-Magness; Gary Magness

Keywords: Drama, New York

Film adaptation of a 1996 Sapphire novel tells the story of a morbidly obese teenager's struggles with poverty, prejudice, and abuse.

ABSTRACT
Claireece Jones, a sixteen-year old girl living in 1987 Harlem and going by her middle name, "Precious", struggles with illiteracy and morbid obesity in her blighted urban community. Pregnant with her second child thanks to continual rape at the hands of her otherwise absent father, Precious must cope with life under the roof of her emotionally abusive, welfare abusing mother, ultimately receiving a potential ray of light in her tortured existence when her move to an alternative school places her under the mentorship of sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mariah Carey
Singer/Songwriter
27-Mar-1969   Diva with eighteen #1 hits
Lenny Kravitz
Musician
26-May-1964   Wants to fly away yeah
Mo'Nique
Actor
11-Dec-1967   Nikki on The Parkers
Paula Patton
Actor
5-Dec-1975   Deja Vu
Bill Sage
Actor
17-Jul-1962   Simple Men
Sapphire
Novelist
4-Aug-1950   Push
Sherri Shepherd
Actor
22-Apr-1967   Ramona Platt on Less Than Perfect
Gabourey Sidibe
Actor
6-May-1983   Precious

CAST

Gabourey Sidibe   ...   Precious
Mo'Nique   ...   Mary
Paula Patton   ...   Ms. Rain
Mariah Carey   ...   Mrs. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd   ...   Cornrows
Lenny Kravitz   ...   Nurse John
Stephanie Andujar   ...   Rita
Chyna Layne   ...   Rhonda
Amina Robinson   ...   Jermaine
Xosha Roquemore   ...   Joann
Angelic Zambrana   ...   Consuelo
Aunt Dot   ...   Tootsie
Nealla Gordon   ...   Mrs. Lichtenstein
Grace Hightower   ...   Socialworker
Barret Isaiah Mindell   ...   Tom Cruise
Kimberly Russell   ...   Katherine
Bill Sage   ...   Mr. Wicher
Susan Taylor   ...   Fairy Godmother
Kendall Toombs   ...   Abdul, New Born
Alexander Toombs   ...   Abdul, New Born
Cory Davis   ...   Abdul, 9 Months
Rochelle McNaughton   ...   AIDS Clerk
Roy Anthony Tarell Harvey   ...   Boy #1
Abigail Savage   ...   Bunny
Rodney Bear Jackson   ...   Carl
Sapphire   ...   Day Care Woman
Linda Watson   ...   Female Clerk
Emani Reid   ...   Girl #1
Dashawn Robinson   ...   Girl #2
Ashley Livingston   ...   Girl with Jermaine
Maurizio Arseni   ...   Italian Language Instructor
Mugga   ...   KFC Cashier
Chazz Menendez   ...   Man #1 Exits Elevator
Roy T. Anderson   ...   Man #2 Exits Elevator
Quisha Powell   ...   Mongo
Vivien Eng   ...   Nurse
Silje Vallevik   ...   Pretty Blond Girl
Matt Bralow   ...   Reggie
Shayla Stewart   ...   Ruby
Erica Faye Watson   ...   Sheila
Ephraim Benton   ...   Skinny Boy #1
Shortee Redd   ...   Skinny Boy #2
Timothy Allen   ...   Skinny Boy #3
Nigel Joaquin   ...   Unruly Boy #1
Esley Tate   ...   Unruly Boy #2

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