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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

R | | Crime, Drama | 3 August 2001 (USA)
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A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

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Martine
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Simon (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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E. Bone
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Money
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Uncle Rob
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Twinkie
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Violet
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A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, language, drug content and sexuality
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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Blue Hill - Nasce uma Gangue  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Benny: Your ghetto card has been pulled.
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Connections

Referenced in Final Move (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

These Are The Days
Written by Louis Svitek and Lester Sean Shaw
Performed by Redd And TXT
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Excellent Effort by Craig Ross, cast and crew.
17 March 2004 | by (D.C.) – See all my reviews

I believe that there is an industry-wide conspiracy to deny theatrical access for independent films, particularly those with multi-cultural casts and themes. Blue Hill Ave. reinforces this suspicion in my mind. Of course, I've seen better movies, but I've certainly seen much worse movies in theatrical release and I cannot believe that Blue Hill Ave. could not merit at least a moderate theatrical release on about 500 screens. I would have certainly paid $8 to see this film rather than to see "Soul Plane", "You Got Served", "Baby's Daddy", etc. Perhaps the Justice Dept. needs to step up their investigation into the anti-competitive practices of the mega conglomerate-owned film production and distribution entities. This was supposed to have been resolved in U.S. v Patamount back in 1948! Anyway, I digress. I though Craig Ross, Jr. and his cast and crew did an exceptional job with this film, especially on such a low budget!

If films like Cappuccino (an earlier quality film from this same writer/director) and Blue Hill Ave. can't make it to theaters and the previously mentioned vapid works are able to, why should intelligent Black folks pay $8. at the theater? I hope Mr. Ross' investors were able to profit on this one!


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