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The Education of Sonny Carson
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Sonny Carson (autobiography)
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You learn a lot in the streets.
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  (in credits order)
Rony Clanton ... Sonny Carson

Don Gordon ... Pigliani
Joyce Walker ... Virginia
Paul Benjamin ... Pops
Thomas Hicks ... Young Sonny

Mary Alice ... 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

B.T. Taylor ... Crazy
Roger D.A. Davis ... Willie
Eleanora Douglas ... Sally Jean
Clifton Steere ... Psychiatrist

Dennis Kear ... Western Union Messenger

Linda Hopkins ... Lil Boy's mother
Mervyn Nelson ... Parole Board chairman
Prince Olafami ... Supermarket Kid
Ronnie Cole ... Supermarket Kid
Steve Sellers ... Supermarket Kid
David Kernan ... Judge
Ellerine Harding ... Funeral Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Bolero ... Cousin Red (as Jess Bolero)

Roger Davis ... Willie
Hector Freeman ... Gang Member
George Lee Miles ... Uncle Cal
Dwight Mohobiair ... Street gang member
Todd Everett ... Cop (uncredited)

Steve James ... (uncredited)
Frazier Prince ... Horn Boy-Bushwick Warriors Band (uncredited)

Jay Rasumny ... Mounted Police Officer (uncredited)
Lee Steele ... Subway Conductor (uncredited)

Joe Taylor ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Campus 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sonny Carson  autobiography
Fred Hudson 

Produced by
David Golden .... associate producer
Irwin Yablans .... producer
Original Music by
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson 
Cinematography by
Edward R. Brown  (as Ed Brown)
Film Editing by
Moe Howard  (as Harry Howard)
Edward Warschilka 
Art Direction by
Emanuel Gerard  (as Manny Gerard)
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
Gregory Lecakin 
Makeup Department
Max Henriquez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Burt Bluestein .... unit manager (as Bert Bluestein)
David Golden .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Barnett .... first assistant director (as Stephen Barnett)
Frank Simpson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jack Wright Jr. .... property master
Robert Hart .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lee Bost .... sound mixer (as G. Lee Bost)
Franklin Scott .... stunt coordinator
Steve James .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lew Barrett .... still photographer
Peter Garbarini .... camera operator
Kenneth Goss .... key grip (as Kenny Goss)
LeRoy Patton .... second assistant camera
Frank Schulz .... gaffer (as Frank O. Schultz)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Bryan .... wardrobe (as Jennifer Bryan)
Editorial Department
Diane Adler .... assistant editor
Music Department
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson .... conductor
Leon Ware .... vocals
Michael Arciaga .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Other crew
Grace Blake .... production office coordinator
Sonny Carson .... technical advisor
Thomas De Wolfe .... auditor (as Tom De Wolfe)
Maggie James .... script supervisor
Van Kirksey .... assistant to producer
Hector Freeman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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104 min
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Favorite film of producer-director George Jackson.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
just part of the story, 26 May 2003
Author: tyrenallen from bed-stuy, brooklyn, ny

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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