Fame star Irene Cara made her film bow in Aaron Loves Angela. Cara plays Angela, a Puerto Rican girl who falls in love with Aaron, a black ghetto youth (Kevin Hooks, whose father Robert Hooks also appears in the film). The unrelenting grimness of their lives is leavened ever so slightly by comic-relief character Willie (Leon Pinkley). Way, way down on the cast list is singer Jose Feliciano, making his unstressed acting debut. The script for Aaron Loves Angela is by Gerald Sanford, and appears to have been adapted from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
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