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The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 July 1974 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rony Clanton ...
Sonny Carson
...
Pigliani
Joyce Walker ...
Virginia
Paul Benjamin ...
Pops
Thomas Hicks ...
Young Sonny
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Moms
Ram John Holder ...
Preacher
Jerry Bell ...
Lil Boy
Ray Rainbow Johnson ...
Benny
Derrick Champ Ford ...
Wolfe
Roger Hill ...
Lil John
Chris Forster ...
Donovan
George Miles ...
Uncle Cal
...
Crazy
Roger D.A. Davis ...
Willie
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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)  »

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A Educação de Sonny Carson  »

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Ghost Face Killa sampled this movie and put as an intro for one of his songs. See more »

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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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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.

10/10


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