The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 July 1974 (USA)
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A gifted young man is caught up in gang life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rony Clanton ...
Sonny Carson
Joyce Walker ...
Paul Benjamin ...
Thomas Hicks ...
Young Sonny
Ram John Holder ...
Jerry Bell ...
Lil Boy
Ray Rainbow Johnson ...
Derrick Champ Ford ...
Roger Hill ...
Lil John
Chris Forster ...
George Miles ...
Uncle Cal
Roger D.A. Davis ...


A gifted young man is caught up in gang life.

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You learn a lot in the streets.




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17 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Educação de Sonny Carson  »

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Wolfe: He *gots* to die. He got - I got to take him off of here. That's right. I *gotta* take him off of here. Because there's only one, and that's me, you understand? For all of that fightin', you understand? The sucker think he good. The sucker think he can whoop me. And I knew he can't whoop me, huh? Hey, boy, the nigger whole style is chump, you understand? When it comes to me, you understand? Just let me get mines first. Then after I get mines, y'all can do what y'all wanna do.
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just part of the story
26 May 2003 | by (bed-stuy, brooklyn, ny) – See all my reviews

sonny died this year, and this movie is just a testament to part of his greatness. it is wonderful tale, that could is so visually stimulating because it drips truth. only a true story could convey so much emotion.

sonny we miss you.

and i hope another movie will tell the rest of your story; your life.

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