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Down Time (2001)

R | | Drama, Crime | 18 March 2003 (USA)
A street hustler who makes all the wrong moves finds himself doing hard time in the penitentiary in this hard-edged drama. Slim is a small time drug dealer who tries to make that one big ... See full summary »

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Slim (as William Van Nolan)
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Paulie
Sam McBride ...
Sammytown
Joy Garner ...
Gina
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Kc
Kevon Kane ...
RJ
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Eddie the Pimp
David Berkson ...
Hillbilly
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Frank
Mario Montes ...
Big Mario
David Dyno Rocha ...
Mexican Gang Leader
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Mike
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Johnny Boy
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James Bolko ...
SWAT Officer 7
Jeff Guerrero ...
SWT Officer 4
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A street hustler who makes all the wrong moves finds himself doing hard time in the penitentiary in this hard-edged drama. Slim is a small time drug dealer who tries to make that one big deal that is going to put him on easy street. With his partner in crime Paulie they think they have a major dope deal set up but unfortunately for them the deal goes terribly wrong and they are lucky to come away with their lives. They get busted and Slim later finds out that Paulie testified against him to save his own skin. Slim's best efforts at plea-bargaining still leave him with a eight year sentence in San Quentin one of California's most notorious prisons. Slim quickly discovers that life in prison is divided along strict racial lines. Slim does his best to stay away out of all the racially inspired violence and stay to himself. But one of his fellow convicts KC pulls a dope fiend move that puts Slim on the enemies list of Sammytown, who is the brutal leader of the prison's white supremacist ... Written by Mike Miller

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Forget what you know.

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Drama | Crime

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Rated R for drug use, language, some violence and nudity
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$20,000 (estimated)
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Gritty real
9 March 2001 | by (oakland,CA. USA) – See all my reviews

Down Time is one of the most realistic prison films that I've ever seen. It shows the hidden world of the culture of incarceration. I found the film to be extremely powerful and thought provoking. I left the theater with a feeling of empathy for all those who have survived the prison experience .. A must see


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