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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)

 -  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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Andy
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Gina
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Gene Ruffini ...
Alex
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Tony Zino
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Astro
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Det. Smith
Rick Poli ...
Dollar Bill
Tom Flannagan ...
Det. Nuzzo
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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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An uncensored look at life on The Streets of New York. See more »

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Rated R for language and drug content, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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This isn't just another drug dealer film
21 May 2001 | by (kansas city, missouri) – See all my reviews

It's hard to summarize this film because the facts of the plot make it sound like a ton of other gritty heartfelt films about drug dealers in Hell's Kitchen. One difference is that it's a Hell's Kitchen film that gets the details absolutely right. These characters aren't rich college kids made up to look poor, appearing on million-dollar sets made up to look shabby. These are perfectly cast actors appearing in perfectly chosen locations. Another difference is that this is a deeply spiritual film in a quiet, haunting, non-preachy way. This is a film that will stay with you a long time and make you want to drag other people into theaters to see it.


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