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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:
Excellent Movie HutDIL Kayla 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
 
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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19 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Movie HutDIL Kayla, 14 April 2005
Author: restless3164 (restless3164) from United Kingdom

The Beginning In the spring of 1971, when Tookie was 17, he was in a very different situation. He was a high school student from South Central Los Angeles. He had a fearsome reputation as a fighter and as a "general" of South Central's west side. And, around that time, Tookie, along with Raymond Lee Washington, created what would one day be a super-gang, the Crips. Back in the day when Tookie and Raymond founded the Crips, many of the young people of South Central Los Angeles were involved with small gangs. Those gang members roamed South Central taking property from anyone who feared them, including women and children. To protect the community, Tookie and Raymond organized the Crips.

Growth By 1979, the Crips had grown from a small Los Angeles gang to an organization with membership spread across the State of California. By this time, Crips had also become just like the gang members they had once sought to protect themselves from -- Crips had become gangbangers who terrorized their own neighborhoods.

Soon the Crips lost both their leaders: in 1979, Raymond was murdered by a rival gang member, and, that same year, Tookie was arrested. He was charged with murdering four people. In 1981, Tookie was convicted of those crimes and placed on death row.

Life in Prison In 1987, Tookie began what became a 6 1/2-year stay in solitary confinement. After two years there, Tookie began to look at himself. He focused on the choices he had made in his life and then committed himself to make a drastic change. The long, difficult process he undertook to rebuild his character put him in touch with his true spirit, his own humanity. Only then could Tookie finally begin to care about the many children, mothers, fathers and other family members of this country hurt by the Crips legacy and by its explosive growth. The gang is now in 42 states and on at least one other continent: South Africa. Youngsters in Soweto and other South African cities have formed the Crips copycat gangs

Tookie Today Tookie greatly regrets the violent history of the Crips -- particularly how so many young black men have hurt each other -- and he wants to do what he can to stop it. The Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence book series for elementary-school-age children is the first fruit of his longing to prevent young people of every color from becoming gangbangers, from ending up in prison, crippled by bullets, or killed.

Tookie is determined to make amends for having been a co-founder of the Crips. He intends to try in every way he can to guide those youngsters who have imitated him away from the road that led him to death row where he faces State execution. "Don't join a gang," he tells children in his books, writing from his San Quentin cell. "You won't find what you're looking for. All you will find is trouble, pain and sadness. I know. I did."

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