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Prison Song (2001)

 -  Drama  -  27 April 2001 (USA)
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A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

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Young Elijah
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C.O. Vilar (as Edil 'Casper' Martinez)
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A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual content
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Insane Clown Posse member Violent J was offered a role as a prison guard, which he would have had to perform without his trademark facepaint. However, Violent J refused the role because he did not want to play a racist character. See more »


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Familia Vertigo
11 July 2004 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

As many of the other reviewers have stated, this movie presents to us a character with dreams of creating a "good life" for himself, who ends up falling into the prison system. Q-Tip and Darnell Martin do a great job in developing a script that embodies a trueness to the characters, which I am sure that the cast helped expand on. The silent moments of the film present the best moments (especially the last minutes where his works are displayed).

The movie takes ideas from many other prison films, however I have never seen a film present anything about asbestos and prisoners having to work in these conditions. After watching the DVD, I only wish that commentary were added and interviews at least with the director and writers. Worth a watch (or two). 8/10


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