Out the Gate

This is a Jamaican feature film starring Everton Dennis (musician E Dee) as an aspiring dancehall artist who gets in trouble in Jamaica and gets shipped off to the imagined safety of America by a benevolent uncle.

E Dee lands on the mean streets of L.A. where he sleeps on the street, selling imported Jamaican CDs and DVDs until he catches a break with his music career. Eventually a #1 record, a tour, limos and a hot girlfriend have E Dee living big, but of course there's trouble afoot that puts a promising career on shaky ground.

Much of the dialog is delivered in a very heavy Jamaican patois; there are subtitles but the actors speak so fast that the subtitles have to flash by at a rate suitable for speed readers.

But really you don't have to hang on every word to enjoy this film that's full of shots of dirty dancehall dancing and soundtracked with great reggae and dancehall music by Busy Signal, Lady G, Turbulance, DaRock with Jadakiss, Acapello and E Dee himself.

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