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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anthony 'Blest' Campo
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Justin 'Buk 50' Broady
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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

Genres:

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)  »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn Streets  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,865 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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Goofs

The word "precinct" is misspelled in the newspaper headline that is seen after the undercover police car is tagged with graffiti. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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If you expect something political, don't watch this movie...
30 April 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Good lord.. this was by far _THE_ worst what-ever-this-was I have seen.

A whole bunch of wannabe gangsters, pseudo-sprayer attitude, side plot love-story and on top of it one or two oh-we-are-so-system-critical statements.

It is hard to say if the story, the storytelling, the acting or the camera is the thing that make you want to turn this off after some minutes.

I am really annoyed, having wasted my time on watching and finally writing something about this nonsense. It is though watching until the end, I can tell..


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