About Aaron Loves Angela
For sixteen-year-old Aaron (Kevin Hooks), all that really matters in life is playing basketball - at least until he meets and falls in love with Angela (Irene Cara), a fifteen-year-old Puerto Rican girl in Harlem. Knowing it would result in violent objections, Aaron and Angela keep their romance a secret from their parents. Amid all the secrecy, the affair still runs smoothly as the teenagers rendezvous in a room they have furnished in a deserted tenement building. However, their idyllic romance is interrupted when three drug dealers invade the building and end up killing each other in a shootout. When one of them gives Aaron $250,000 in cash and tells him to run, he does. And though Angela wants him to turn the money over to the police, Aaron drops the ill-gotten loot from an elevated subway platform onto the street below where the happy citizens of Harlem scramble to retrieve it.
Gordon Parks Jr.
Robert J. Anderson
Irene Cara, Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks