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Sonny Carson (autobiography)
Fred Hudson
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You learn a lot in the streets.
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Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
powerful old-school 'hood flick, 15 May 2003
Author: whoTheFuqRyou from NYC

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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