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Writer (WGA):
J.T. Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
3 March 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Gangster, Death Row Inmate, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Plot:
Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another Awesome Performance of Jammie Fox in a Polemic Story See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Jamie Foxx ... Stan 'Tookie' Williams

Lynn Whitfield ... Barbara Becnel

Lee Thompson Young ... Charles Becnel

Brenden Jefferson ... Young Stan Williams (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Brenda Bazinet ... Barbara's Agent

Wes Williams ... Tony Bogard (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Greg Ellwand ... Prison Chief

CCH Pounder ... Winnie Mandela
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mrs. Williams

Tom Barnett ... Jim Kates

Karl Campbell ... Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre ... 17yr. Old Ray Washington
Vibert Cobham ... Buddha
David Fraser ... Strange Man
Kahmaara Armatrading ... Stan Williams (9-12)

Marcus Johnson ... Monroe Kid
Garfield Williams ... Envoy
Aaron Meeks ... Banger #1
Donovan Palma ... Banger #2

Philip Craig ... Warden Gomez

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Warden Woodford
Shane Daly ... Associate Warden Scanlon
Calvin Green ... Balfour Armstrong
Alison MacLeod ... Mrs. Moore
Hadley Sandiford ... Ancient Man
Scott Wickware ... Security Detective
John Bayliss ... Robert Lee Morgan

Barbara Gordon ... Mrs. Morgan

Laura de Carteret ... Morgan Spokesperson
Reg Dreger ... Rosen Executive
Derek Keurvorst ... Professor Keach
Dan Duran ... Campus Reporter
Liz West ... Publisher #3
J.C. Kenny ... TV Reporter #1
Tim Gammon ... TV Reporter #2
Stefanie Samuels ... Female Guard

Arnold Pinnock ... Guard #1

Ted Ludzik ... Guard #2
Jean Daigle ... Guard #3
Martin Roach ... Guard Morales
Stephen Lee Wright ... Visiting Room Guard

Tommy Chang ... Junior Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul McGuire ... Reporter
Michael Stevens ... Inmate

Michael A. Amos ... Gang Member - Mau-Mau #4 (uncredited)
David Black ... Judge White (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vondie Curtis-Hall 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
J.T. Allen (written by)

Produced by
Barbara Becnel .... co-producer
Sue Bugden .... producer
Frederick Capitelli .... executive producer
Maria Capitelli .... executive producer
Eva Garofalo .... producer
Jon Katzman .... executive producer
Jaime Rucker King .... executive producer
Marcus King .... executive producer
Rudy Langlais .... executive producer
Van Spurgeon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
 
Cinematography by
David Greene 
 
Film Editing by
Terilyn A. Shropshire 
 
Production Design by
David Hackl 
 
Art Direction by
Michele Brady 
 
Set Decoration by
Norma Jean Sanders 
 
Costume Design by
Antoinette Messam 
 
Makeup Department
Etheline Joseph .... key hair stylist
Allison Mondesir .... key hair stylist
Sandra Wheatle .... key makeup artist
Omar Roessler .... daily makeup (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Greg Copeland .... production manager
Cliff Fenneman .... post-production supervisor
Wes Irwin .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yolanda Graci .... second assistant director
Chris Petrou .... trainee assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger .... first assistant director
David Sparkes .... third assistant director (as David 'Sparky' Sparkes)
 
Art Department
Gordon Brown .... scenic artist
Fergus Cook .... clearances
J.P. Dame .... assistant property master
Bobby Hicks .... property master
Alan Letts .... head carpenter
Travis Staley .... key carpenter
Mike Stanek .... second assistant art director
Rob Valeriote .... lead carpenter
 
Sound Department
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Elio Capitelli .... sound
Nicholas Capitelli .... sound
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Hidderley .... sound mixer
Ozzie Kazakov .... sound mixer
Scott C. Kolden .... sound editor
Panou .... adr artist
Jivan Tahmizian .... sound editor
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
John MacGillivray .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Karl Campbell .... stunt performer
Tommy Chang .... stunt actor
Kerron Schullere .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Auger .... gaffer
Jonathan Billings .... key grip (as Jon Billings)
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Hakim Khalfani .... video assist operator
John Sztejnmiler .... generator operator
Glen Treilhard .... first assistant camera
Richard Wilmot .... camera operator
Josh Kuykendall .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate: Canada
Robi Reed .... casting: USA
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Crutcher .... assistant costume designer
Karen Lee .... wardrobe buyer
 
Editorial Department
J.R. Benson .... colorist
Cynthia Conel .... assistant editor
Emyr G. Graciano .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Frederick Capitelli .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Adam Swart .... music coordination and clearances
Garth Trinidad .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Frank Eldridge .... transportation coordinator
David Travis Grieb .... production driver
Glenn Midcap .... transportation coordinator: re-shoots, Los Angeles
Steven Sacrob .... driver
Rohan Singh .... transportation co-captain
Robert J. Young .... transportation captain: re-shoots, Los Angeles
 
Other crew
Hannelore Biesinger-Kee .... production accountant
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
David Flaherty .... location manager
Kristine M. Gilbert .... production coordinator (as Kris Gilbert)
Devjani Gupta .... assistant to executive producer
Rachel Leko .... production assistant
Trina Petrik .... key craft
Jennifer K. Rosner .... assistant: David Madden
Chris Sheasgreen .... production assistant
Bosede Williams .... script supervisor
 

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95 min | USA:120 min | Argentina:116 min
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another Awesome Performance of Jammie Fox in a Polemic Story, 1 January 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On December 13th, 2005, I read on the Brazilian newspapers that Stanley Tookie Williams III was executed by lethal injection after the denial of clemency from the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tookie was the founder of a Los Angeles gang called Crips, and condemned for the murder of four persons. After almost seven years in the death row at San Quentin, he decided, with the support of a journalist, to write instructive books for children, being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and to the Nobel Prize for Literature on the next year.

This touching story is very well directed and has another awesome performance of Jammie Fox, probably one of the best American actors in this moment. However, it is very difficult to give an opinion about the polemic and controversial situation of Stanley Williams only based on this movie and a few recent readings. First, I do not know how manipulative this film might be, since it shows only a regenerated and regretted man trying to help children to not follow his path, but never his crimes or how cruel he was while living outside jail. But anyway it is an excellent movie to make the viewer think about some issues. Lets admit that Stan Williams had really regenerated, therefore, accomplishing with the major objective of the penal system. In this situation, his death proves the complete failure of this system, destroying a well-succeeded case of human recovery of a criminal and giving the worst example to the other prisoners. In the other side, there are the relatives and friends of his victims: all of this situation, giving the chance of a murderer writing books for children, would be very offensive for them. I really liked this very awarded and nominated movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Redenção" ("Redemption")

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