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Bomb the System (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  December 2002 (USA)
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A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and ... See full summary »

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Anthony 'Blest' Campo
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Justin 'Buk 50' Broady
Jade Yorker ...
Kevin 'Lune' Broady
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Alexandra
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Hazer
Stephen Buchanan ...
Noble
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Officer Bobby Cox
Bonz Malone ...
Officer Nole Shorts
Donna Mitchell ...
Diane Campo
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Kumar Baba
Blake Lethem ...
Lazaro
Dylan Mikson ...
Gabriel
Joshua Gustin ...
Young Blest
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Toni
Semz ...
Knife
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A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. Also part of Blest's crew are Buk 50 and his younger brother Lune, whose arrest and beating by the NYPD causes the crew to wage a full-on graffiti war against the city. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest's relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life. Written by David Kwok

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Graffiti Can Be A Powerful Weapon

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, some violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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December 2002 (USA)  »

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Brooklyn Streets  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,176 (USA) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

$14,865 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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When Blest and Buk meet up with Lune after running from Bobby and Shorts in the beginning, when they part ways and Blest shakes hands with Lune, you can see the line where the screen is split. Pay attention to Lune's arm, his forearm is lower than the rest of his arm. See more »

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Excellent film
10 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching the movie, and I gotta say...It was fresh. Had me from start to finish. I was immersed. I felt as though I was running through Brooklyn with the characters. As soon as I finished it I had an overwhelming urge to go to throwup some work.

"Bomb the system" had great acting, really good filming, decent script, and some nice "tags"(they don't dwell on any of the pieces long enough unfortunately). My only complaints were: the girlfriend, she was too stereo typical, and anti-captilist. Also the lack of an in depth look at actual street art(graffiti). All in all the I loved this movie, and would recommend it to anyone, whether they are into graff or not.

8 out of 10 stars

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