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Joy Road (2004)

A defense attorney in Detroit, desperate to leave his career behind, is begged by his sister to represent her boyfriend, the alleged leader of the city's most notorious gang, MVP.

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The Joy Road Project consists of a movie and an App. The movie Joy Road is about an upwardly mobile lawyer who gets drawn into helping his sister but then finds himself a pawn in a conspiracy to pass laws that fill up prisons. Truth being stranger than fiction, we found the real life counterpart to our fictional conspiracy here in America. The prison industrial complex, Arizona immigration law and Wisconsin Union busting laws are but a few of its accomplishments. So, to promote the film, we designed an APP to allow people to have a voice against this vast conspiracy. Using social media, we hope to be a film project, encased in and released with software that both tells a story and provides the tools for activism. Written by Anonymous

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What happens when the cost of success could be your life

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Rated R for pervasive language, some bloody images, and nudity/sexual content
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21 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw MVP at a free premiere at the 2007 All-Star game in Las Vegas. I had never heard of the movie so I really didn't know what I was going to be seeing. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. This movie was really intense. It had action, suspense and also elements that were touching. Jamie Hector did his thing. I love the intensity that he puts into his characters.He makes not like and also love him at the same time. Wood Harris showed a sensitive side that I had never seen before in him. He was able to let you know that even though you love a family member sometimes you have to give that tough love, no matter how much it hurts. I can't believe it hasn't hit the theaters or at least on HBO or Showtime. This is a must see!


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