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The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rony Clanton ...
Sonny Carson
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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
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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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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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Remembering Abubadika Sonny Carson
17 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie represents an important historical documentary of a great revolutionary activist and freedom fighter Abubadika Sonny Carson. His-story represents an example and reminder that we must never join forces with those who believe that youth that have lost their way should be tossed away like so many pieces of garbage. In every youth there lives a Sonny Carson and it is up to each of us to help each of them find that spirit perhaps laying dormant in themselves. Once our youth find that revolutionary spirit in themselves they will be able to rise from the ashes of self-destructiveness and take their places as builders and protectors of the community. Fathers share this story and movie with your sons show them the trans-formative power of revolutionary activism. Challenge them play their role in uplifting our community.


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