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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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Release Date:

17 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Educação de Sonny Carson  »

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Favorite film of producer-director George Jackson. See more »


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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powerful old-school 'hood flick
15 May 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

My friend had told me about this movie and I didn't know what it was then it popped up on Black Starz one night so I decided to watch it trusting my friend's judgement. This movie is definitely one of the many good 'hood movies out there right now!! I even found out where rappers like The LOX, Mobb Deep, Ghostface and Common got some of those samples from. Definitely a gang land drama to remember.


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