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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  3 March 2004 (USA)
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

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Stan 'Tookie' Williams
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Barbara Becnel
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Charles Becnel
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Young Stan Williams (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Brenda Bazinet ...
Barbara's Agent
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Tony Bogard (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Greg Ellwand ...
Prison Chief
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Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Mrs. Williams
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Jim Kates
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Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre ...
17yr. Old Ray Washington
Vibert Cobham ...
Buddha
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Strange Man
Kahmaara Armatrading ...
Stan Williams (9-12)
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. After exhausting all forms of appeal, Tookie was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, California; he was declared dead on December 13, 2005 at 12:35 a.m. PST (08:35 UTC). Williams is the 12th person to be executed by California since it reinstated the death penalty in 1977. Written by Anonymous

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Gangster, Death Row Inmate, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

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17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was amazed and impressed at Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Stanley Tookie Williams. As a result of seeing this movie, I purchased the book - and have just received it in the mail. I'm just digging into it, and can't wait. I highly recommend purchasing the book - if I'm not mistaken, the proceeds are being used to end gang violence, give kids alternatives to gangs, and other philanthropic projects. Tookie is not reaping the benefits of the book (to preempt all the cynical people out there). I wish Jamie had won the Golden Globe tonight for his portrayal of Tookie Williams - (he did win for his portray of Ray Charles). I can't say enough, how truly impressed I was with his work in this film.


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