Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. Set in Boston, the series centers on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school in the Boston Public Schools district, it features a large ensemble cast and focuses on the work and private lives of the various teachers and administrators at the school. It aired from October 2000 to January 2004, its slogan was "Every day. For respect. For dignity. For sanity." Boston Public preceded Ally McBeal on Monday nights, became revered and received critical acclaim for its drama and ethnically diverse cast. However, Fox moved it to the Friday night death slot for its fourth season. Viewership declined as a result and it was canceled after the 13th episode aired on January 30, 2004. Production halted; the final two episodes aired on March 1 and 2, 2005 in syndication on TV One. Neither episode wrapped up any character stories; the title of each episode was a numbered chapter, similar to that in a high school textbook, each character appeared in a given story arc, with the professional and personal lives intersecting.
Boston Public was the winner of the 2002 Peabody Award from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Boston Public ran for four seasons; each season contained 22 episodes, except the fourth season which had 15 episodes due to cancellation. In The Practice episode, "The Day After", Kevin Riley asks Ellenor Frutt to represent him in a school board meeting when he's fired from Boston Public, which takes place in the Boston Public episode "Chapter Thirteen". After Boston Public was canceled, Chi McBride reprised the role of Steven Harper on an episode of The Practice spin-off series Boston Legal in the episode "Let Sales Ring". Boston Public received a total of 31 nominations from various award ceremonies, won 8 of them. Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series Peabody Awards Peabody Award for Episode "Chapter Thirty-Seven"NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Loretta Devine Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor – Thomas Dekker Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Kathy Baker NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Rashida Jones Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series – Loretta Devine Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Vanessa Bell Calloway Outstanding Drama Series Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama – Chi McBride Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress – Ashley Tisdale Best Family TV Drama Series Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor – Miko Hughes Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Female – Tamyra Gray Boston Public on IMDb Boston Public at TV.com
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases. On May 18, 2010, CBS announced; the series aired in syndication, on Ion Television in the U. S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth aired the series occasionally. In 2011, the show aired on MyNetworkTV. Since September 3, the show made its debut on the new over-the-air channel Start TV; this show still airs on MBC Action. Due to the use of contemporary music in each episode, none of the seasons are presently available on DVD, due to music licensing issues; the show is set in Philadelphia and follows Detective Lilly Rush, a homicide detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, who specializes in "cold cases", or investigations which are no longer being pursued by the department. Rush was partnered with Detective Chris Lassing in the first five episodes and with Detective Scotty Valens for the remainder of the series.
They work under Lieutenant John Stillman and are assisted by other detectives from their squad—Nick Vera, Will Jeffries, beginning in season three, Kat Miller. Each episode would focus on a single investigation. All cases involved murders committed in Philadelphia, although investigations required travel outside the city. Cases were spread out over much of the previous century, with some as recent as a year or two old and others dating back to the 1910s; the show had cases begin with the team receiving a new lead or "new direction", such as an episode wherein a gun recovered at a gun buyback program turned out to be a murder weapon. As seasons went on this conceit was abandoned. Over the course of the episode, the detectives would interview witnesses associated with the crime and piece together the story of what led the victims to their death; these interviews were accompanied by flashback sequences to the time of the murder which dramatized the testimony. Witness testimony from people who would be revealed as the killer, was never false.
At most the guilty party would lie by omission, leaving out critical details, or stopping their narrative before they implicated themselves. The witness testimony was generally presented in chronological order so that it formed a cohesive linear story for the audience; the climax of the episode would include a true confession from the killer, along with a flashback showing what happened. There would be a montage of the offender being arrested, with the spirit of the victim seen by one of the detectives, looking on approvingly. During this sequence a song from the time period would play. Through the flashbacks, the show examined many issues related to 20th century American history, including: racism, sexism and police brutality; some of the cases were based on real life events or victims, akin to the "ripped from the headlines" style from shows like Law & Order. The theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E. S. Posthumus, with an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine that begins with an otherworldly wail from vocalist Elise Morris.
Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question. Some episodes contain music only from one artist such as Ray Charles, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Doors, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Pink Floyd, Tim McGraw, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and John Lennon. Pearl Jam's music was used in the two-part season-six finale, the first time one artist's music has been used for two full episodes. In one episode, the music from the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show and in another episode only music from Cabaret was used. In the series finale, music from The Rolling Stones was used, for the first time, it featured an unreleased song. Original Songs of the series: "Best Friends" – Episode: "Best Friends" "One Dress Left" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "300 Flowers" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "Scarlet Rose" – Episode: "Static" "Goin' Off" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" "Read Between The Lines" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush, a senior detective assigned to the Philadelphia Homicide Division.
Justin Chambers as Chris Lassing, a detective. Lilly's original partner. Danny Pino as Scotty Valens, a detective. Lilly's second partner. John Finn as John Stillman, a lieutenant and the head of Philadelphia Homicide. Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera, a detective assigned to Homicide. Thom Barry as Will Jeffries, a senior detective, Homicide's second-in-command. Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller, a Narcotics detective who joins Homicide. Danny Pino appeared as Valens in the CSI: NY episode “Cold Reveal”; this episode connected Cold Case to not only CSI: NY, but to CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Without a Trace. A Japanese remake of the series was broadcast from October 22, 2016 to December 24, 2016. A second season was broadcast from October 13, 2018 to December 15, 2018. In 2005, John Finn, Kathryn Morris and Jeremy Ratchford appeared in a satirical promo on the Irish language television station TG4; the commercial won a Gol
The Girl Next Door (2004 film)
The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American romantic comedy film about a high school senior who falls in love for the first time with the girl next door, but finds the situation becoming complicated after he learns that she is a former pornographic actress. It stars Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette and Paul Dano and is directed by Luke Greenfield. Ambitious high school senior Matthew Kidman has been accepted to Georgetown University, but cannot afford the tuition, he has raised $25,000 in order to bring a brilliant Cambodian student, Samnang, to study in the United States, but finds little else memorable about his high school experience. His life changes when Danielle moves in next door. Matthew witnesses her undressing from his bedroom window, until she sees him and storms over, knocking on the door and introducing herself to his parents, they suggest to Matthew. While driving around, Danielle forces Matthew to get out and strip for her; the two get to know each other through weird adventures, which includes Matthew finding himself in his principal's pool.
He and Danielle pick up his friends before going to a party. When a few of Matthew's athlete classmates attempt to get him away from Danielle and kick him out of the party, he finds the courage to walk right up and kiss her. Matthew's world is rocked the next day when his friend Eli informs him that Danielle is an adult film actress. On Eli's advice, Matthew takes Danielle to a sleazy motel. Danielle, realizes that he has discovered her past and abruptly ends the relationship. Matthew attempts to apologize and reconcile, but Danielle believes that she will never be able to escape her past and decides to return to the adult industry. Matthew tracks Danielle down at an adult film convention in Las Vegas where Kelly, a porn producer and Danielle's ex, menacingly warns Matthew not to interfere with his business. Matthew ignores him, convincing Danielle to leave the adult industry and begin their relationship anew. Next morning, Kelly furiously abducts Matthew from school and assaults him, saying that Danielle's failure to film has cost him $30,000.
Kelly offers to let Matthew erase his debt by stealing an award statuette from porn mogul Hugo Posh, but once Matthew has entered the house Kelly calls in a burglary report and leaves the premises. Matthew narrowly rushes to a scholarship award dinner. High on ecstasy that Kelly gave him as aspirin, he gives a sentimental speech but loses out on the scholarship. Kelly exacts further revenge by stealing all the money. Matthew fears that he will be expelled from school, he turns to Danielle for help in recouping his losses. Danielle calls in two friends from her porn star days, they agree to make a video for Hugo Posh on prom night using Matthew's classmates as actors. After the successful shoot and Matthew have sex in their limousine. Despite Danielle's past, it is the first time she has made love; the next morning Eli calls Matthew, panicked because the prom night tape has been stolen, jeopardizing their hopes of financial recovery. Matthew enters his home to find Kelly in his home, along with Principal Salinger.
Kelly, in private, tells Matthew that unless he is given half of all profits, he will play the tape for Matthew's family. Matthew dares him to show the tape, asserting that he no longer cares about his "now-ruined future," and Kelly obliges. Surprising everyone and his friends have made a progressive, comprehensive sex ed tape rather than a porn film. With no more cards left to play, Kelly admits defeat as well as a grudging respect for Matthew. Hugo Posh and Matthew make millions from the video. Hugo Posh pays for Samnang to come to the USA, while Matthew has enough money to attend Georgetown and take Danielle to DC with him. Matthew's story ends with him getting the girl of his dreams and a chance at the future he has always wanted; the Girl Next Door received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 55% based on reviews from 157 critics, with the consensus: "The movie borrows from Risky Business, though Hirsch and Cuthbert are appealing leads." At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 47 based on 32 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
Roger Ebert described it as a "nasty piece of business", faulted movie studios for marketing the film as a teen comedy. The film grossed $14,589,444 in the USA, plus $15,821,739 outside the USA, for a combined gross of $30,411,183; the Girl Next Door on IMDb
Anderson's Cross is a 2010 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jerome Elston Scott, who starred in the film, as his first writing and directing project. Production for the movie began in 2003 and the movie had its world premiere on May 20, 2010, when it was given a limited theatrical release, it stars Elston Scott, Nicholas Downs, Heather Bergdahl as three best friends whose evolving relationships cause tension in their senior year of high school. The film was released on DVD November 22, 2010. Nick and Tracy are all the best of friends and are inseparable. They've spent most of their lives together and are so close that Kevin and Tracy allow Nick to watch while they have sex; this works out well until Nick meets Trevor and begins questioning his own sexuality, as he's attracted to Trevor. Things are made more tense by the fact that the three friends are in their senior year of high school and are approaching adulthood. Michael Warren as Mr. Anderson Joanna Cassidy as Mrs. McCarthy Joyce Guy as Mrs. Anderson Jerome Elston Scott as Nick Anderson Nicholas Downs as Kevin Daniels Heather Bergdahl as Tracy Green Bill Moseley as Mr. Daniels Micah Stuart as Trevor Art Evans as Grandfather Ryan Carnes as David Taran Killam as Austin Wilson Alan Blumenfeld as George Green Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Elway James Snyder as Ben Carter Ryan Carnes as David Taran Killam as Austin Wilson Jack Donner as Dr. Landry Kimmy Robertson as Teacher #1 Rocky Marquette as Shawn Jenkins Brad Yoder as Detective Marshall Josh Wells as Peter Anson Jerome Elston Scott used the services of casting director Mark Sikes, related that throughout the filmmaking process, the greatest challenge was financing.
In 2003, their official website offered that Kenneth "Tennessee" England was to direct and that casting was not yet announced. By June 2007, casting was complete and a trailer had been released. By July 2011 the film received positive response. DVD Verdict gave a positive review for Anderson's Cross, stating that while it " won't prove memorable" it was overall a "small, sweet movie with a good attitude and a lot of heart",as "a solid film. While offering "standard late teen fodder", the film includes actors whose abilities "raise the film above your average indie drama." While Jerome Elston Scott, Nicholas Downs, Heather Bergdahl have chemistry as a threesome, it was the "supporting cast gives the film its life." Special note is made of the work of Michael Warren, Joanna Cassidy, Bill Moseley. While the film itself is "fairly forgettable", the "performances are downright excellent" and the film can be recommended; the reviewer concluded, "Anderson's Cross is a small, sweet movie with a good attitude and a lot of heart.
It won't prove memorable, but it's a fine first feature."Moving Pictures Magazine wrote that the film "has its heart in the right place", offering earnest intentions and having an undeniable sweetness, but "unfortunately, it plays like a castrated teen Desperate Housewives." With the film focusing on the relationships of middle-class teens and their families, it had elements reminiscent of Knots Landing or Peyton Place in "its spotlight on alcoholism, absentee fathers, statutory rape and death", but presented in a sanitized version which diminishrd dramatic potential. The reviewer noted that director Scott had written the lead role of Nick Anderson with thought toward playing that role himself but was too old by the time of filming, which resulted in the role being miscast and becoming the film's greatest problem; as played by Michael Warren, the character of Nick was not compelling, being "just too dopey, too hangdog, too hopelessly bland" and lacking in magnetism and charisma for the other characters, as shared in the film, to have such romantic interest in him.
It was offered that despite its flaws "the script has nuggets of genuineness, Micah Stuart as Trevor, the paperboy who romances Nick, is natural and dimensional", but the film's quality moments were "not enough to cut through the sentimental facileness and surface melodrama of an ensemble of characters many of whose names we can’t remember." 2007, won'Best International Feature' at the Bridgetown Film Festival in Barbados 2007, won FADE IN Award for'Best Feature Film' at the Independent Black Film Festival in Atlanta, In November 2010, Jerome Elston Scott revealed that Illumination Pictures was developing a prequel television series based on Anderson's Cross for cable television, aimed at a younger demographic to depict the growing relationships of the original film's main characters. In a press release, Illumination Pictures announced that the series would center around the Anderson family and the teen friends as adolescents. Negotiations have begun with original cast members Michael Warren, Joanna Cassidy, Joyce Guy to reprise their roles as the parents.
Due to the prequel series taking place in an earlier timeline than the original, the roles of the teens will be cast with younger actors. Screenwriter Jerome E. Scott is expected to "helm the pilot and the first six episodes." Official website as archived by Wayback Machine Anderson's Cross on IMDb
Pearl Harbor (film)
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American romantic period war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr. Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Alec Baldwin; the film presented a fictionalized version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, focusing on a love story set amidst the lead up to the attack and its aftermath, the Doolittle Raid. The film was a box office success, earning $59 million in its opening weekend and, in the end, nearly $450 million worldwide, but received negative reviews from critics, who criticized its dialogue and inaccuracies, it was nominated for four Academy Awards. However, it was nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture; this marked the first occurrence of a Worst Picture-nominated film winning an Academy Award. In 1923 Tennessee, two best friends, Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker, play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the German Empire in World War I.
In January 1941, with World War II raging and Rafe are both first lieutenants under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle. Doolittle informs Rafe. A nurse named; that night and Evelyn enjoy an evening of dancing at a nightclub and a jaunt in the New York harbor in a borrowed police boat. Rafe shocks Evelyn by saying that he is leaving the next day. During a mission to intercept a Luftwaffe bombing raid, Rafe is shot down over the English Channel and is presumed killed in action. Evelyn turns to Danny, which spurs a new romance between the two. On the night of December 6, Evelyn is shocked to discover Rafe standing outside her door, having survived his downing and spending the ensuing months trapped in Nazi-occupied France. Rafe, in turn, discovers Danny's romance with Evelyn and leaves for the Hula bar, where he is welcomed back by his overjoyed fellow pilots. Danny finds a drunken Rafe in the bar with the intention of making things right, but the two get into a fight, they drive away. The two fall asleep in Danny's car.
Next morning, on December 7, the Imperial Japanese Navy begins its attack on Pearl Harbor. The US Pacific Fleet suffers severe damage in the surprise attack, most of the defending airfields are obliterated before they are able to launch fighters to defend the harbor. Rafe and Danny manage to take off in P-40 fighter planes, are able to shoot down several of the attacking planes, they assist in the rescue of the crew of the capsized USS Oklahoma, but are too late to save the crew of the sinking USS Arizona. The next day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his Day of Infamy Speech to the nation and requests the US Congress declare a state of war with the Empire of Japan; the survivors attend a memorial service to honor the numerous dead. Danny and Rafe are both assigned to travel stateside under newly promoted Lt. Colonel Doolittle for a secret mission. Before they leave, Evelyn reveals to Rafe that she is pregnant with Danny's child, intends to stay with Danny. Upon their arrival in California and Rafe are both promoted to Captain and awarded the Silver Star, volunteer for a secret mission under Doolittle.
During the next three months, Rafe and other pilots train with specially modified B-25 Mitchell bombers. In April, the raiders are sent towards Japan on board USS Hornet, their mission: bomb Tokyo, after doing so they will land in allied China. The mission is successful, Rafe and Danny crash-land into a rice field in China when their bombers run out fuel. Danny is shot in the crossfire by Japanese soldiers. Rafe reveals Evelyn's pregnancy to Danny. After the war and Evelyn, now married, visit Danny's grave with Danny and Evelyn's son named Danny. Rafe asks his stepson if he would like to go flying, they fly off into the sunset in the old biplane that his father once had; the proposed budget of $208 million that Bay and Bruckheimer wanted was an area of contention with Disney executives, since a great deal of the budget was to be expended on production aspects. Controversial was the effort to change the film's rating from R to PG-13. Bay wanted to graphically portray the horrors of war and was not interested in marketing the final product to a teen and young adult audience.
Budget fights continued throughout the planning of the film, with Bay "walking" on several occasions. Dick Cook, chairman of Disney at the time, said "I think Pearl Harbor was one of the most difficult shoots of modern history."In order to recreate the atmosphere of pre-war Pearl Harbor, the producers staged the film in Hawaii and used current naval facilities. Many active duty military members stationed in Hawaii and members of the local population served as extras during the filming; the set at Rosarito Beach in the Mexican state of Baja California was used for scale model work as required. The set of Titanic, Rosarito was the ideal location to recreate the death throes of the battleships in the Pearl Harbor attack. A large-scale model of the bow section of USS Oklahoma mounted on a gimbal produced an authentic rolling and submerging of the doomed battleship. Production Engineer Nigel Phelps stated that the sequence of the ship rolling out of the water and slapping down would involve one of the "biggest set elements" to be stage
Circuit is a 2001 gay-themed independent film set in the world of gay circuit parties. Written by Dirk Shafer and Gregory Hinton and directed by Shafer, Circuit follows the lives of several people involved in the circuit party scene. Shot on digital video over a period of six months, Shafer was inspired by circuit party music in crafting the film. Circuit received mixed reviews, with reviewers finding the film too long and the performances of several of the lead actors weak; the film opens with John regaining consciousness in a restroom stall at "The Red Party." He stares at himself in the mirror and flashes back to when he was a small-town cop from Illinois who moved to Los Angeles, hoping to find a more welcoming environment. He temporarily moves in with his cousin Tad, living with his ex-boyfriend Gill and Tad's new boyfriend Julian. Tad is a filmmaker, shooting a documentary on Julian DJs at the parties. Gill takes John to a party in the Hollywood hills, where he meets Hector, a hustler, battling mounting insecurities over his looks and age as he is about to turn 30.
John and Hector forge a friendship and Hector introduces John to the world of circuit parties and illicit drugs. One of Tad's subjects is an exotic dancer and model who performs at circuit parties. Bobby is asymptomatic. Tad records Bobby's performance at a club. Performing at the club, as a comedian, is Nina, who coincidentally is a friend of John's, she is living out of her car so John invites her cat to stay with him in his new trailer. Tad shows his footage of Bobby to Gino, an investor, to secure the funding to finish the film. Gino is involved in a number of business ventures, including running circuit parties with his wife Louise, distributing drugs and buying viatical settlements, including Bobby's. Gino offers Tad half the money. After viewing the footage Gino angrily confronts Bobby, who remarks that Gino gambled by buying his insurance policy and lost. John follows Hector deeper into circuit scene, using a variety of drugs including Special K, GHB, crystal meth and, suffering from body dysmorphia despite being in terrific physical shape, anabolic steroids.
Gill gives them a deadline for moving out. He agrees to let them stay until after the White Party so Julian can earn rent money and Tad can finish his film but decides he wants them out sooner. Desperate, Tad returns to Gino for more financing. Gino refuses. Louise, growing more disgusted with Gino secretly gives Tad the money. Gino plans to kill him, he offers to pay Hector to slip Bobby poisoned drugs. John begins working security for Gino's parties. One such party is The Red Party, where John runs into a drag queen who remembers him from his small town days; this reminder of his past nearly sends John over the edge, leading to the drug binge which lands him on the stall floor. Gill and Nina realize John are not able to help him. John goes so far as to prostitute himself, joining Hector for a scene in which they have sex while a client watches. John, disgusted with himself, refuses to take his cut of the fee. Nina moves out after John, in a drug-induced rage, attacks her cat. John tries to seduce Gill, who refuses him because of his heavy drug abuse.
John goes to Gill for a job with his landscaping business. He and Gill pursue a romantic relationship, but John, having stopped his steroid use, can't perform sexually because his body feels "soft." He returns to Hector for more "juice." It is the weekend of the annual Palm Springs White Party. Gino has provided Hector, who has become more terrified about losing his youth and looks, with the poisoned drugs. Tad is going to the party to record the last footage he needs to complete his documentary, including Bobby's farewell performance. Julian is DJing. John is going to supervise security, he and Hector travel by limousine and they reconcile. After giving John his headphones to listen to a song, Hector confesses. Gino and Louise are at the party and amidst the chaos Louise leaves him. After Bobby's farewell performance, Hector goes to his room and they have sex for most of the night; when they're spent, Bobby says to Hector, "you saved my life tonight." Hector replies, "More than you'll know" and ingests the poisoned drugs.
He dies, on his 30th birthday. The next morning, Bobby discovers. John, on his way to find Hector, runs into Gino outside the room, who says how sorry he is about Bobby's death, but trails off when Bobby walks out of the room. John sees Hector's body, he realizes Gino is involved and starts to attacks him shattered by grief, runs off weeping. Six months John and Gill, Tad, Bobby and others gather for the premiere of Tad's documentary. Jonathan Wade-Drahos as John Webster Andre Khabbazi as Hector Ray Brian Lane Green as Gill Kiersten Warren as Nina Daniel Kucan as Tad Jim J. Bullock as Mark Darryl Stephens as Julian Bruce Vilanch as Theater Stage Manager Randal Kleiser as Bobby's Doctor Paul Lekakis as Bobby Ross William Katt as Gino Nancy Allen as Louise Stanton Schnepp as Andy French Michael Bailey Smith as Mike Brian Beacock as Suspect / Drag Queen Michael Keenan as Police Captain Santo Ragno as Man-ette Bill Leyton as Drag Comic Stephanie Swift as Blue Party Diva Jeremy Hir
16 to Life
16 to Life is a comedy film directed by Becky Smith and starring Hallee Hirsh as Kate, a bookish teen about to turn 16 who plays match-maker for her friends. Co-stars include: Shiloh Fernandez, Mandy Musgrave, Theresa Russell, Carson Kressley and Nicholas Downs; the film was titled “Duck Farm No. 13”, but the title was changed to appeal to younger audiences. It all starts in the morning, she has never had her first kiss. She works in a store at the docks with her best friend. Kate's goal for her 16th birthday is to have her first kiss. Official website 16 to Life on IMDb