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South Central (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  18 September 1992 (USA)
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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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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.


Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al Sur de Los Ángeles  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)


$1,373,196 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Just in time!
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was filmed around the time of the Rodney King riots that ripped South Central Los Angeles. Let's face it, the heart and soul of Los Angeles isn't Hollywood. It's the people like in this movie who try to make living, earnestly, honestly, and respectively. Sadly, this film is still realistic to the plight of urban problems. I spent a lot of time in one of the great urban cities of the East Coast and the problems of poverty, the lure of leading drug dealing lives is real and tempting, domestic violence, child abuse, gangs, etc. still exist and will exist much to the attempts of prevention or society ignoring their presence. Anyway, this film is truly about the heart and soul of a city of ten million Angelenos and the father's attempt to save his son from a life of crime, violence, death, and drugs in the city. It's not an easy battle.

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