Fresh (Sean Nelson) is a 12-year-old drug dealer who finds himself trapped in a web of poverty, corruption and racial tension in Brooklyn, New York. When his drug-addict sister Nichole (N'Bushe Wright) starts sleeping with local drug lord Esteban (Giancarlo Esposito), Fresh calls upon the skills he learned playing chess with his alcoholic father and speed-chess champion Sam (Samuel L. Jackson) and devises a complex strategy that will free both himself and his sister. Written by
When Fresh comes over to his dad's (Sam's) trailer, Sam (Samuel L. Jackson), who's a drunk ,a chess hustler, and down in the dumps, tells Fresh (Sean Nelson) "Welcome to the Taj Mahal". Samuel L. 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's "Gator" in a crackhouse. When Westley, who played Flipper, finally finds Gator, hears the same comment about the Taj Mahal. See more »
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 »
Chill, homes, and take it easy on the gas or I'ma stop the fuckin' car and cut your fuckin' foot off, you hear me?
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