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Back in the Day (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 November 2005 (Iceland)
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In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his ... See full summary »

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Reverend Packer
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Reggie
Norman Grant ...
Doctor
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J-Bone
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Loot
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Jamal (as Lahmard Tate)
Peter Somech ...
Philip The Vendor
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Benson Cooper
Badja Djola ...
Grant Brown
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Mrs. Cooper
Davetta Sherwood ...
Tosha Cooper
Stephen Kough ...
Vincent Cooper
Erika Michels ...
Maria Patillo - Reporter (as Erika Michels Brown)
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Lieutenant Hudson
Jamie Harper ...
Jamal's Girl (as Jamie Harper)
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In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his teenage life in his mother's neighborhood. When Reggie reconnects with a recently paroled friend from his past, he slips back into a life of crime with fatal consequences. Reggie becomes involved in the murder of a local preacher and in the aftermath of this crime, he falls in love with the preacher's daughter. Ultimately, he must choose between losing everything he cares about and his lifelong loyalty to his oldest friend. BACK IN THE DAY chronicles the powerful story of one man's search for personal redemption. Written by Devil-666

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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I'd rather be feared than loved.
11 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to rate a writer/director's first effort. After all, it is one more movie than I have written or directed. James Hunter wrote a story that was interesting, but suffered from an uneven flow.

After all, the idea that a man (Ja Rule) has to choose between the thug life and going straight is common, and even falling in love with the daughter (Tatyana Ali) of the man you killed has been done. Doing it again demands something that is original, and originality is lacking in this film.

I was drawn by the inclusion of so many favorites: Tia Carrere (Trues Lies, Wayne's World), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night and Good Luck), and Ving Rhames (Rosewood, Dawn of the Dead). They did not disappoint in their performances, but they had little to work with.

Direct to video is becoming more and more common, but that doesn't mean it has to be a waste of time. Maybe the sophomore effort of Hunter will be more enjoyable.


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