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Turning to Stone (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  March 1987 (West Germany)
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Shazzloc takes you through a tour of one Los Angeles' most active and oldest Crip gangs; the Grape Street Crips. The Grape Street Crips gang is the largest Crip gang in Watts occupying one ... See full summary »

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Nicky Guadagni ...
Allison Campbell
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Lena
Bernard Behrens ...
Prof. Campbell
Anne Anglin ...
Sharon
Jackie Richardson ...
Dunky
Kim Renders ...
Marcie
Ann Holloway ...
Coral
Erin Noble ...
Debbie (as Erin Flannery)
Lynne Deragon ...
Mrs. Grover
Diane Gordon ...
Molly
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Colleen Collins ...
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Cathy Loan ...
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Billy
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Shazzloc takes you through a tour of one Los Angeles' most active and oldest Crip gangs; the Grape Street Crips. The Grape Street Crips gang is the largest Crip gang in Watts occupying one of the largest housing projects, The Jordon Downs. Active since the 1970s, the purple wearing Crips have been engaged in a violent rival with the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Watts, for decades, but they also were known for a major truce in 1992 near the time riots hit Los Angeles. Concrete Hell also takes you to the Nickerson Gardens, home of the Bounty Hunters. Hear what members of the Bounty Hunters, Grape Streets and others think about copy cat gangs in New York, how hip hop has emulated LA gang culture, their views of popular gangster rappers and how rules of the streets in LA has been violated in other places that want to follow LA's gang path. If you want to hear gangster rap from real gang members, Concrete Hell also features rap freestyles from many of the actual gang members. There is a strong ... Written by Anonymous

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Acting debut of Paul Gross. He plays the perfidious boyfriend at the airport who railroads Allison Campbell into smuggling drugs from Mexico but runs away when she gets arrested. See more »

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An overlooked female prison drama
26 July 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I thought Turning to Stone was a very good movie and its a shame that it was never released on video or DVD. Its better than a lot of movies that DO get released. Nicky Guadagni who played the main character did some wonderful acting. Also outstanding was Shirley Douglas who played the tough leader of some of the prisoners. Jackie Richardson was also very good. This movie ranks among the top dramas about female prison life though its not for the squeamish and in my view, can be a bit shocking at times. I can't understand why it never got to video or DVD. I can only think that maybe it wasn't released because it was a Canadian made movie with mostly Canadian actors,and doesn't have the exposure of most U.S. made movies. Its a loss to lots of people who like good acting. Too bad!

As of Aug.2008, I am still waiting and hoping this excellent movie will be released on DVD.

As of Dec.21,2011, I am still waiting and hoping this excellent movie will be released on DVD. I hope some film studio will release it. If the movie was better known, it would have been on DVD years ago. Very good acting.


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