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Barriers (1998)

Directed by Alan Baxter. Cast: Jamaul Roots, Geoffrey Garcy,Sedley Bloomfield, Derrick Robberts, Quentin Crisp, Annie Golden. Adrama about an unlikely friendship between two black youths in NewYork City, one rich and one poor, and the barriers of race andclass that threaten to drive them apart. Tori, a lonely affluentteen befriends a streetwise, tough named Snake from Harlem, butwhen Tori's father's credit card turns up missing, Snake is blamed.Upset, Tori's pursuit of Snake leads the pair into a deadlyshowdown that not only tests the limits of their friendship, butforces those around them to reevaluate their own notions of race,class and loyalty. 90 min.