1992 comedy/musical “Words Up” starring Kadeem Hardison, Reginald Ballard, TLC, Black Sheep and David Faustino.
Henry Brooks (Kadeem Hardison), a twenty-five-year old dropout is rejected again and again for jobs. Why? Because he doesn’t know how to read. Frustration begins to mount when his illiteracy keeps affecting his everyday life. In an attempt to learn to read, Brooks decides to sneak back into high school, returning to the teen world of football practice, dating, and school lunch. WORDS UP combines rap music and comedy to produce a hip, streetsmart film that communicates the importance of reading to kids.