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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)
Vincent Craig Dupree ...
Loco
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Carole
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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,373,196 (USA)
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First theatrical film directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: It isn't jail, Jimmie. Don't let him lie to you. Ray Ray is a drug dealer. He hurts people. I don't want to see you die in these streets.
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Referenced in Blood In, Blood Out (1993) See more »

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Wonderful Acting, worthy of Acadmey attention
3 August 2004 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

I just wanna say that I caught the last hour of the movie, I have no idea how it started but I was watching the DVD lady Jane and I paused to see what's on TV and there it was, South Central, and I watched the part in prison where Ali defends his friend from the mob inside by giving them what they need from cigarettes and services in return to stay away from the black inmate. The encounter between Ali and boy's father where he describes what happened to his son was the most powerful scene I've seen in any movie, it brought me literarly to tears. Another strong scene was the final 5 minutes, I'll let you discover it for yourselves because you'll be blown away, I don't know why the reating is so little in quantity and in quality, I'm giving it a 9/10 for its strong performances and also a great theme where it touches the source of Black gang violence and how a small corrupted group can effect the whole community, on the other hand also how a corrupted gang member can also be saved by a strong willful cultured person like Ali.

Great Movie, a must see...


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