Spark (1998 film)

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Directed byGarret Williams
Produced byJim Walton
Andrew B. Hurwitz
Ruth Charney (II)
Written byGarret Williams
StarringTerrence Howard
Nicole Ari Parker
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
Brendan Sexton III
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 15, 1998 (1998-05-15)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States

Spark is a 1998 film directed by Garret Williams and starring Terrence Howard and Nicole Ari Parker. Williams made his directorial debut with this tale of an urban black couple trapped in a desert town of rednecks after their car breaks down after hitting a dog. Byron (Terrence Howard) and Nina (Nicole Ari Parker) are driving a BMW from Chicago to L.A. to take Nina to school when they experience a back-road breakdown. Teen Mooney (Brendan Sexton III) tows them to a white-trailer-trash town where they are charged $500 for repairs. When the BMW dies again, they stay overnight in a motel, and the situation soon gets grim as Byron starts spending more time with Mooney and his true colors start to show revealing a disturbing town story. The characters in the low-budgeter were first introduced in a 1996 short. Spark was shown at 1998 film festivals (Sundance, Berlin).



Spark was released on DVD on May 15, 2007.

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