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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

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Bobby
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Ray Ray
Lexie Bigham ...
Bear (as Lexie D. Bigham)
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Loco
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Carole
Kevin Best ...
Genie Lamp
Big Daddy Wayne ...
Henchman (as 'Big Daddy' Wayne)
Allan Hatcher ...
Baby Jimmie
Alvin Hatcher ...
Baby Jimmie
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Ken Dog
Rana Kirkland ...
Girl in Club (as Rana Mack)
Diane Manzo ...
Undercover Cop
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Detective
Christian Coleman ...
Jimmie
Leonard Boyles ...
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father. Written by Volker Boehm

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A child's chance to escape anger and injustice begins with one man...His father.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gang violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al Sur de Los Ángeles  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,373,196 (USA)
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Quotes

Bobby: I owe everybody in this joint, and all I did was help my homeboy Loco.
Ali: Helping is costly.
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Referenced in Blood In, Blood Out (1993) See more »

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Drink the Water
Written by Lester Abrams
Performed by Lester Abrams
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One of the better examples of the "Criminal makes good" genre.
31 January 2000 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie makes you care about its characters. This should be said about all films, but this one accomplishes it where others do not. The story revolves around a young man in South Central Los Angeles who is involved in a gang that is slowly making itself successful by selling drugs. He goes to jail after being convicted of shooting another gang lord. While in prison, his son grows up and is drawn by the romance and easy money of his father's old gang, and becomes involved as well. The story is a little over-simplistic, and the dialogue is a bit thin at times. But the director and cast rise to the challenge and turn this into a film about relationships and philosophy, rather than going for the easy solution of shooting off as many guns as possible. The ending is one of the most sappy we've seen in a while (just a bit too much 'Mom and apple pie'), but given the situation you are willing to go with it. While it's not perfect, this film ultimately works -- which is better than 95% of this genre.


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