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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)

R  |   |  Drama  |  31 May 2000 (France)
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Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his ... See full summary »

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Bobby Grace
Susan Mitchell ...
Lucy
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Coco
Norman Middleton ...
Popeet
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Reggie (as Gilbert Brown)
Paul Maged ...
Mike
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Gene Ruffini ...
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Det. Smith
Rick Poli ...
Dollar Bill
Tom Flannagan ...
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Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a prostitute. A typical day finds Bobby selling $20 bags to neighborhood locals and passing cars. A yuppie kid looking to score a kilo of coke approaches him to broker a deal and Bobby sees the opportunity of a lifetime to make some real money. His rough days may just be over. With the tidy profit he could even leave the business. Playing out of his league, Bobby arranges to get the kilo from Astro, a fearsome, high-level drug dealer. Though Lucy announces that she's decided to go back to Puerto Rico and pleads with him to make a fresh start too, Bobby is sticking to his deal and isn't going anywhere now, convinced he'll be 'livin' large in a matter a' days. "On deal day the client gets nervous and the plan goes awry with Bobby turning over the ... Written by Jason McCallum

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Rated R for language and drug content, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Exceeds expectations
19 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a real New York movie, for those in the know, you will recognize the seedy side of Hell's Kitchen and your head will nod as you are transported from your seat to the underbelly of the Manhattan drug scene. A fine acting job is turned in by John-Luke Montias and you will find yourself rooting for the "bad" guy, if in fact he is one. Two thumbs up for Bobby G.


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