15 certificateThe Wood is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Wood is a 3 star programme

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The Wood (1999)

Directed by
Rick Famuyiwa

Rick Famuyiwa's comedy/drama stars Taye Diggs, Richard T. Jones and Omar Epps, seen meeting up on Digg's wedding day. Or rather, not meeting up - he's done a runner but his friends track him down and as they try to give him the courage to make it to the wedding. Their stories are recounted from their youth in the 80s, when they met at high school and follows them through their rites-of-passage - dating, getting involved in a store robbery by mistake, getting their first jobs. Famuyiwa's debut movie, following three black middle class teenagers, has a certain charm and the three leads are ably supported by a cast including Malinda Williams as the cutest girl in school and Tamal Jones as the ex-girlfriend Diggs seeks refuge with in the Wood rather than the Hood.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Elayn Taylor...Roland's Mother
Image for Omar EppsOmar Epps...Mike
Image for Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones...Slim
Sean Nelson...Young Mike
Duane Finley...Young Slim
Trent Cameron...Young Roland
Malinda Williams...Young Alicia
Patricia Belcher...Mrs. Hughes
Image for Taye DiggsTaye Diggs...Roland
Tamala Jones...Tanya
De'Aundre Bonds...Stacey
Cynthia Martells...Mike's Mother
Wyking Jones...Cashiers in Mini Mart
Geoffrey Blackshire...Cashiers in Mini Mart
Jascha Washington...Mike's Brother