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Back in the Day (2005)

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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Badja Djola ...
Grant Brown
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Mrs. Cooper
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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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3 November 2005 (Iceland)  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Badja Djola. See more »

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J-Bone: It's kill or be killed.
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"Message" movie in style of TD Jakes
25 December 2013 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

A story of redemption that I found moving. Ving Rhames plays his usual gangster role well, as the evil influence. Ja Rule is Reggie - the young man torn between Godly influence and the lure of the streets. Tia Carrera plays a good supporting role, and is eye-candy besides! I didn't recognize Pam Grier, but good to see her outside the gangsta moll rut. Starting with a broken family, the youth goes through the stereotypical stages - 2 steps forward, 1 back. Joe Morton plays an honest and good preacher - itself a rarity on-screen nowadays. When a seminal and sad event occurs you can see the internal struggle going on within Reggie. The conclusion is somewhat predictable, but I like a positive movie anymore.


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