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Doing Hard Time (2004)

A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
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Michael Mitchell
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Curtis Craig aka: Durty Curt From Detroit (as Michael K. Williams)
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Eddie Mathematic
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Robin
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Clever
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Toure Smalls
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Officer David Teal
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Elise
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Armand
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Lt. Elaine Lodge
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Det. Anthony Wade
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Captain Pierce
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Raymond Carver aka: Razor
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Gutter
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When Michael Mitchell's seven-year-old son, Chase, is accidentally shot during an aborted drug deal, no one knows for sure which of the two gunmen, Curtis "Durty Curt From Detroit" Craig or Raymond "Razor" Carver, pulled the trigger. Because both men refuse to testify against the other, a jury finds them guilty only of drug possession, meaning they could be back on the street in two years. Having already lost Chase's mother to cancer, Michael can't live with the idea of his only child's murder going unpunished. As part of a methodical plan to exact his revenge, he commits a brutal crime to get himself sentenced to the same institution as Durty Curt and Razor. Meanwhile, Durty Curt is determined to settle the score with Razor, who has fallen in with prison kingpin Eddie Mathematic. As a showdown approaches, a cast of players, from prison guard Capt. Pierce to gay bookie Clever to Michael's illiterate cell mate, Smalls take sides and place bets on the outcome. Written by Andrew Hindes

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He had to get in, to get even.

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Drama | Action

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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23 November 2004 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

The counselor tells Durty that he is responsible for the murder of a seven year old boy when the boy was actually eighty years old. See more »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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You'll Never Be Alone
Written by DeYon Dobson, Jeffrey Freeman, Tim Owens
Performed by Tim Owens
Courtesy of Yon Ti Entertainment
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The one that worked
13 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

DHT, to me is a movie about losing sight, and finding it again. I just saw Doing Hard Time, and it's hard to express how this movie effected me, as I'm still processing what I experienced.

DHT, is a honest, raw, and bonifide look at reality, and what our choices bring with it's consequences. Cause and Effect, in effect.

I thought this movie had superb acting, great dialog, and cohesion, all movies have flaws, but those aside, this movie hit home, and did so masterfully.

The gritty acting was never overplayed, always on target, and straight from the heart.

I give this movie 9 of 10.


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