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Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with... See full summary »

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Aunt Frances
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Herbie
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Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a junkie who sleeps with the dealers who Fresh sells for. As the story progresses Fresh realizes that he doesn't want to sell drugs anymore, he wants out. Written by ns74212@students.salisbury.edu

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A thriller unlike anything you've seen before. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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2 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,094,616 (USA)
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Trivia

When Fresh comes over to His Dad's Sam's Trailer, Sam (Samuel L. Jackson) who's a drunk,a chess hustler and down on the dumps tells Fresh (Sean Nelson)"Welcome to the Taj Mahal" Sam Jackson used that as a parody to His role as a homeless crackhead in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1991) where Westley Snipe's character searches for Sam Jackson "Gator" in a Crackhouse. When Westley who played Flipper, finally finds Gator, hears the same comment about the Taj Mahal. See more »

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When Fresh is seen playing chess with his Sam, Sam moves the chess pieces with one hand while hitting the clock with the other. This is illegal in speed chess. See more »

Quotes

Fresh: It was fun, dad, stupid fun, you seen that nigger's face...
Sam: Chess ain't fun, boy, how many times do I gotta tell you that? Don't you listen to a word I say?
Fresh: Maybe if I seen you more...
Sam: Well you don't, so you be well served to retain some of the knowledge I'm imparting to you, rather than giving me all this hard ass street attitude bullshit.
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Referenced in Dirty Pretty Things (2002) See more »

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The Ghetto
Written by Hathaway & Hutson
Published by Peer International Corp./Don Pow Music
Performed by Johnny Gill
Produced by Chuckii Booker for Big Dog Productions
Courtesy of Motown Records
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can you say authenticity??
3 June 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Fresh was a very unique movie, the opening montage was great and the dialogue was so realistic to the point where li'l kids in the ghetto are talkin' about bein' rich and Scarsdale, NY which really impressed me 'cause Scarsdale is a rich neighborhood. Sean Nelson in a great role as Fresh the young drug dealer who's livin' in a home with 10-11 other relatives and has to move crack in order to survive. N'Bushe Wright shows up in her most depressing role as Fresh's under-confident sister - you really feel sorry for her in this as well as a few others. Giancarlo Esposito is cool to watch as Esteban, A drug dealer that looks out for Fresh and the other top-tier performance comes in the form of Ron Brice as Corky the other drug dealer who is ruthless and demands that you do what you have to while he's looking and not behind his back. We already know Samuel L. Jackson would give a good performance that's no surprise at all.

Good story about the ghetto life and the drug game from the eyes of those around it. The ending in this epitomizes the saying "every man for himself"

another gunshot in the air for the ghetto genre 10/10


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