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A Different World (1987)

  • United States
  • Comedy
  • 1987
Trailer
6.9 out of 10
Feature

Plot

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Cast

Name Role
Jasmine Guy Whitley Gilbert
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Wayne
Darryl M. Bell Ron Johnson
Charnele Brown Kim Reese
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson
Cree Summer Freddie Brooks
Lou Myers Vernon Gaines
Glynn Turman Colonel Brad Taylor
Sinbad Coach Walter Oakes
Jada Pinkett Smith Lena James
Ajai Sanders Gina Devereaux
Cory Tyler Terrence Taylor
Mary Alice Lettie Bostic
Karen Malina White Charmaine Brown
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
Bumper Robinson Dorian Heywood
Patrick Malone Terrell Walker
Marisa Tomei Maggie Lauten
Michael Ralph Spencer Boyer
Gary Dourdan Shazza Zulu
Bee-Be Smith Gloria
Rueben Grundy Ernest Bennett
Marie-Alise Recasner Millie
Andrew Lowery Matthew
Kim Wayans Allison
Loretta Devine Stevie Rallen
Alisa Gyse Dickens Kinu Owens
Diahann Carroll Marion Gilbert
Dominic Hoffman Julian Day
Jenifer Lewis Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport
Patti LaBelle Adele Wayne
Joe Morton Byron Douglas III
Bebe Drake Velma Gaines
Maurice Davis Randall Adams
Josephine Premice Desiree Porter
Brandon Quintin Adams Dion
Roger Guenveur Smith Prof. Howard Randolph
Abner Mariri Kobie
Ron O'Neal Mercer Gilbert
Amir Williams J.T. Rallen
Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable
Don Reed Chip St. Charles
Phill Lewis Sam Lee
LaRita Shelby Leslie Wilkins
Kevin Vavasseur Gregory
Roscoe Lee Browne Dr. Barnabus Foster
Kimble Jemison Nerdy Student
Rosalind Cash Dean Hughes
Ron Mokwena Mbubunni
Harold Sylvester Woodson Wayne
Jonell Green Dashawn Curtis
Terrence Williams Byron
Tracy Harrison Suzanne Taylor
Bill Cosby Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable
Hugh W. Allen Quincy Lee Tolleson
Toy Newkirk Bianca
Robert Guillaume Dean Winston
Matthew Dickens Airport Employee
Alison Taylor Girl
Eartha Robinson Libby Hall Step Captain
Edafe Okurume Dion
Chante Carmel Iesha
Tamara Taylor Dwayne's Date
Debbie Allen Dr. Langhorne
Ted Ross Dean Harris
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable
Claudette Wells Peggy Harley
Paris Vaughan Colette
Richard Roundtree Clinton Reese
Brian Wesley Thomas Robert
Kelly Jo Minter Charisse
Art Evans Mr. Johnson
Jaime Cardriche Winston 'The Meat Locker' Woodson
Linda Hoy News Anchor
Galyn Görg Melissa Swazey
Al Fann Diner Employee
Frank Jenkins Dr. Abbott
Bridgid Coulter Bettina
Tisha Campbell Josie Webb
Juan Pope Guy #1
Marjean Holden Nikki
Julia Waters Backup Singer #1
Max Miller Boy #2
Maxine Waters Willard Backup Singer #2
Gilbert Gottfried Sergeant
Oren Waters Dancer #1
Ron Robinson Antonio
Michael Caldwell Cop
Lewis Dix Jr. Earl Rabney
Vanessa Bell Calloway Danielle Vinson
Aydiee Vaughn Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #2
Leroy Edwards III Tony
Susan Fales-Hill Mandy
Steven E. Daniels Paul
Kiki Shepard Dr. Sutherland
Aaron Seville Guy
Wynonna Smith Lorna
Nestor Carbonell Malik Velasquez
Orlando Jones Troy Douglas
Tom Wright John Holtworth
Michael Warren Rev. Soams
Roxanne Beckford Courtney
Barbara Montgomery Imogene Douglas
Marques Houston Eli Black
Aries Spears Ty
Thomas Hobson Boy #1
Ahmad Stoner Olufemi Dakar
Jerome Jones Crayton Adams
Jerry Gaona Boy #2
Tyrone Batista Guy
Erica Reed Althea Hicks
Vernee Watson Carla Meyers
Conroy Gedeon Mercer Gilbert
Kristoff St. John E.Z. Brooks
David Alan Grier Prof. Byron Walcott
Keenen Ivory Wayans Professor Lawrence
Troy Byer Monica Walters
Earle Hyman Russell Huxtable
Reggie Johnson Michael Oku
Raymond St. Jacques Prof. Charles Moseley
Zakes Mokae Marcus Mpepo
Damon Wayans Marvin Haven
Arthur Adams Dr. Cordell Overby
Kenneth Ransom Rick Evans
Dean Howell Michael
Guy Killum Virgil
Jill Ito Hostess
Roxie Roker Dean Barksdale
Todd Hallowell Cooper
Bonnie Broderick Erica
Gladys Knight Gladys Knight
Frank Renzulli Enrico
Katie Rich Cougar
Diane Almeida Madeleine
Luise Heath Dr. Mason
Albert Hall Chaplain
Heavy D Self
Stephanie Williams Barbara
Jesse Jackson Self
Ann Hearn Manager
T.J. Evans Alex Webb
Whoopi Goldberg Dr. Jordan
K. Todd Freeman Novian Winters
Steve Sheridan Guy
Larry Linville Sen. Hutchinson
Mark Clayman Steve
John Woodard Waiter
Sharon Brown Angela Atkins
Jeff Williams Mark
Leila Danette Ms. Pruitt
Eugene Williams Frat Guy
Don Barnes Guy
James Avery The Pin Punisher
Theresa Randle Elizabeth James
Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
Ann Weldon Velma Gaines
Brandi Royale Petway Little Whitley
Charlayne Woodard Medic
Ahmad Rashad Dr. Zander
Peggy Walton-Walker Amy
Julius Carry Larry Beaujolais
LaVerne Anderson Priscilla
Duane Davis Derek
Khandi Alexander Theressa Stone
Kenneth Washington Mercer Gilbert
Joseph C. Phillips Lt. Martin Kendall
Norman Nixon Norm
Peggy Mannix Nurse
Stanley Brock Santa Claus
Mary Testa Waitress
Scott Williamson Jim Howell
Calvin Brown Jr. Calvin
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi Waiter
Brad Johnson Mr. Wess
Beverly Todd Julia Reeves
Nikki Crawford Girl
Kevin Hicks Reggie
Von Washington Bruce Murphy
Nigel Gibbs Officer
Cyndi James Gossett Amber Waves
James Anderson
Raven-Symoné Olivia Kendall
Robert Hooks Phillip Dalton
Tanya Boyd Col. Taylor's Former Student
James Randolph Avery Hobson
Lalanya Masters Eva
Rory Nix
Thom Keane Leone
Paulette Braxton Ron's Date
Pillow Self
Randy Kaplan Bill
Josef Powell Shane Wayne
Michael Milhoan Fireman
Lisa Marie Russell Tricia
Victoria Cameron
Lisa Marie Todd Noel
Alice Arthur Girl #1
Elizabeth Narvaez Kara
Darryl Tribble
Viva Vinson Janetta
David P. Lewis Security #1
George C. Simms Ernie Miles
Loretta Chandler Girl #2
Lance Reed Football Player
Rif Hutton Security #2
Michael Whaley Guy #2
Mayah McCoy Kelly
Charon Aldredge Corrine
Raynelle Gipson Girl
A.J. Johnson Girl #3
Theo Forsett Ernie
N.B.M. Party Jackson Action Rappers
Pierre Manasse Waiter
Lanyard A. Williams Man at Adoption Fair
Rondell Sheridan South Central Looter #1
Rob Steven Williams
Anthony Kemp D.J.
Jeanine Jackson Melissa Brulay
Kenneth Mars Ridley
Janet Borrus Beverly Hills Looter #1
Judy Nazemetz Beverly Hills Looter #2
Kathleen Wirt Beverly Hills Looter #3
James Ma Shopkeeper
Vince Howard Peacemaker
Lee Michaels
Wesley Jonathan South Central Looter #3
Michael DeLorenzo Ramon Duarte
Carlos Lacamara Waiter
Vincent Craig Dupree Jerk at Bar
Gretchen Palmer Tammy
Thomas Mikal Ford Lamar Collins
Taimak Garth Parks
Damon Whitaker Ron's Barber
Lisa Canning Girl
John Ashley Hamilton Dr. Settle
Heavy D & The Boyz Themselves - Guest Appearance
Eriq La Salle Prof. Paul Mann
Alfonso Ribeiro Zach Duncan
Obba Babatundé Frank Benning
Tony Burton Cap Connors
Alex Désert Livingston
Denise Nicholas Carol Garrison
Wren T. Brown Milt
Lee Weaver Ray Nay
Cliff Emmich Desk Sergeant
Juanita Jennings Desk Sergeant
Senait Ashenafi Rachel Johnson
Christopher Carter Alvin Dix
Sam Vlahos Mr. Santos
Kevin Hunter Ricardo
Lebo M. Self
Torri Whitehead Megan Lewis
Jeanne Carr Bartender
Joe Costanza Waiter
Jane Singer Woman
Wayne King Mover
Reed R. McCants Chuck Lance
Rick Barry Self
John H. Francis William Shakespeare
Walt Hazzard Self
Stephanie Pope Girl #2
Marius Mazmanian Andre
Nancy Black Woman
Bradley Mott Lou
Carlos Spivey Self
Slam Kinu's Partner
Charlie Wicker Cop
Halle Berry Jaclyn
Blair Underwood Zelmer Collier
Debbi Morgan Lisa Westin
Michael Ensign Auctioneer
Paul Benedict Mr. Ludlow
Clyde Kusatsu Kinishiwa Representative
Ja'net DuBois Brenda Hanes
Cleavant Derricks Larry
CJ Jones CJ
Frantz Turner Marcus Anderson
Kelli Carter Patti
Candy Ann Brown Professor Burton
Edgar Godineaux Braxton Brother #2
Howard Dell Phil
Yvette Holland Vasquez Shelby Walters
Chantal Rivera-Batisse Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #1
Jonathan Webb Braxton Brother #1
Dean Cain Eddie
Carol Ann Susi Desk Sergeant
Anita Morris Joni Brooks
Ron Canada Grover James
Peter Koch Cop
Marcia Wallace Waitress
Gerrit Graham Henry Krum
Peter Jason Mr. Schmect
Ernie Sabella Campus Security
Trina McGee Gennifer
Jana Marie Hupp Lennox Baylor
Allen Payne Lance Rodman
Annie Korzen Customer
Tamara Clatterbuck Grace
Alaina Reed-Hall Claims Officer #5
Wayne Federman A&M Wolf
Adam Gifford Ticket Scalper
Leonard Lightfoot Ted Selman
Montel Williams Self
Nikki Swasey Seaton Brooke
Victor Love Lionel Walker
Hakeem Abdul-Samad Mice 2 Men
Jake Carpenter Rick
Anne Gee Byrd Maude Mitchell
Ronald William Lawrence Loco
Tom Alan Robbins Record Executive
Fitz Houston Grieving Customer
Luisa Leschin Ms. Lopez
Richard Murphy J.C.
Lacy Darryl Phillips Singer #1
Clinton Jackson Steve Rocklin
Carey Eidel Store Manager
Tajh Abdul-Samad Mice 2 Men
The Boys Mice to Men
Bilal Abdul-Samad Mice 2 Men
Billy Kane Murphy
Khiry Abdul-Samad Mice 2 Men
Chris Kelly Billy Thomas
Graham Timbes Shopper #2
Chris Smith Michael Wilson
Sister Souljah Ianta
Adia Joëlle Wedding Guest
Leslie Uggams Dr. Eileen Redding
Billy Dee Williams Langston Paige
Tupac Shakur Piccolo
Marla Gibbs Principal Shaw
John Marshall Jones Otis Curtis
Monica Calhoun Yolanda
Lena Horne Lena Horne
T.K. Carter Darnell Gaines
Reginald Ballard Guy #2
Jeri Gray Tutor
Shaun Baker Champ
Marquise Wilson Ron Jackson Jr.
Cindy Herron Hope
Dawn Robinson Henrietta
Terry Ellis Faith
Maxine Jones Charity
Adrienne Kapuki Jones Double Dutch Girl
Rugg Williams Actor
Eric Reed Choir Singer
Michael D. Jones Hilllman College Student
Suli McCullough Clarence Peel
Michael Peters Party Guest
Joseph Michael Roth Jewelry Store Clerk
Tom Arnold Looting Husband
Roseanne Barr Looting Wife
Jermaine Dupri D.J.
Sergio Kato Self

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