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South Central (1992)

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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(screenplay) (as Steve Anderson), (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bobby
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Ray Ray
Lexie Bigham ...
Bear (as Lexie D. Bigham)
Vincent Craig Dupree ...
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
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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

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

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Al Sur de Los Ángeles  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,373,196 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor star Glenn Plummer stated in an Interview that men have approached him saying that his speech at the end of the film caused them to get back into their own children's lives. See more »

Quotes

Ali: We all know Bobby here a man. He a man, so nobody punking nobody here. Am I right, Buddha? Buddha, do you, or do you not recognize this is a man standing here?
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The Groove Line
Written by Rod Temperton
Performed by Heatwave
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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function gang crime drama
10 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's the summer 1982. Bobby Johnson (Glenn Plummer) leaves jail to reconnect with Ray Ray, Bear and Loco. Ray Ray wants to get rid of smackman Genie Lamp and build his gang The Deuces. Bobby suspects that his baby mama Carole has been with Genie. Bobby kills Genie and gets put away in prison. Ray Ray becomes a rich gang leader and he gets Bobby's son Jimmie working for him. In prison, drug addicted Loco tells Bobby about Ray Ray's self serving ways. When Jimmie gets shot, Bobby blames Ray Ray and leaves the Deuces. He takes up with Muslim Ali (Carl Lumbly) and tries to straighten out his life. In the hospital, Jimmie is befriended by nurse Shelly.

The story is functional urban gang crime drama. The production is lower grade. Director Stephen Milburn Anderson doesn't have much cinematic style. The acting is generally good with some bad exceptions. There are a few too many incidents of over-acting. The plot is uninspired without any surprises. It's not particularly special.


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