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For One Night

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6.5/10 TV

Costume design  Caroline B. Marx
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Ernest R. Dickerson
Genre  Drama
Country  United States
For One Night movie poster

Writer  Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Release date  February 6, 2006 (2006-02-06)
Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Cast  Raven-Symoné (Brianna McCallister), Aisha Tyler (Desiree Howard), Samuel Jones III (Brandon Williams), Gary Grubbs (Mr. Thornton), William Ragsdale (Earl Randall), Jason Lewis (Mark Manning)
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For One Night is a 2006 film is based on the true story of Gerica McCrary, who made headlines in 2002 by getting Taylor County High School in her hometown of Butler, Georgia, to integrate the prom after thirty-one years of segregation. It stars Raven-Symoné as Brianna McCallister and Aisha Tyler as Desiree Howard. The movie was filmed in summer 2005 in Louisiana just before Hurricane Katrina.


The movie was written by Dee Harris-Lawrence. This film is the first drama role in the career of Raven-Symoné and disengaged from the Disney Channel.

Gramps morgan for one night official music video


Inspired by the true story of an African American teenager who shook up a small town where high school proms had been racially segregated for decades. Amid the protests of the community and with the help of a newspaper reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the story, the two women are able to reverse decades of racist tradition and make history, at least for one night.

The movie is based on events that occurred in Taylor County, Georgia in 2002. It was filmed at Riverdale High School in Jefferson Louisiana in 2005.


In an interview with the film director, Raven-Symoné said that she had to gain weight for the lead role, along with getting a Southern accent.


  • Raven-Symoné as Brianna McCallister
  • Aisha Tyler as Desiree Howard
  • Jason Lewis as Mark Manning
  • Sam Jones III as Brandon Williams
  • Gary Grubbs as Mr. Thornton
  • William Ragsdale as Earl Randall
  • Harold Sylvester as Mr Howard, Desiree's dad
  • Donna DuPlantier as Aunt Marlene
  • Joan Pringle
  • Rhoda Griffis as Ginny Stephens
  • Daina Gozan as Sela Moody
  • Mills Allison as Ely Hardy
  • Caroline Jahna as Carla Thornton
  • James Aaron as Myron Dawson
  • Louis Herthum as Sheriff Taylor
  • Katie Seeley as Kelly Reynolds
  • Azure Dawn as Lily Dubois
  • Adam Powell as Paul Beaudine
  • Chuck Halley as Newspaper Editor
  • Soundtrack

    The end of the movie (prom scene) features Raven-Symoné's song "Gravity".


  • 2007 - Nominated; Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Aisha Tyler)
  • Releases

  • The film was released on iTunes. On July 31, 2012 the film was released in a package of 4 Lifetime movies on DVD titled 'Surviving High School'. In Sept.2012 it got its own DVD release through A&E Entertainment.
  • References

    For One Night Wikipedia
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