Dancing in September

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Dancing in September ★★½ 2000 (R)

Black writer Tomasina “Tommy” Crawford (Parker) has just lost her job on a sitcom so she has nothing to lose by pitching a black issues comedy to George (Washington), a slick exec looking to make a name for himself at a startup network. Tommy also discovers the show's lead—former gangbanger and single dad James (Shannon). The three gain success but come under fire from the black community for being sellouts as they re-evaluate their personal and professional aspirations. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Nicole Ari Parker, Isaiah Washington IV, Vicellous Shannon, Malinda Williams, Jay Underwood, Michael Cavanaugh, Chi McBride, James Avery, LeVar Burton, Peter Onorati, Kadeem Hardison, Jenifer Lewis, Anna Maria Horsford; D: Reggie Rock Bythewood; W: Reggie Rock Bythewood; C: Bill Dill. CABLE