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Doing Hard Time (2004)

Video  -  Drama | Action  -  23 November 2004 (USA)
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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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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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pretty good
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie recently and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes the movie has a common plot line and the characters were somewhat believable. The thing I liked about it most was that for some people, it took them out of their box.

Boris Kodjoe is always playing a basketball player or some type of athlete. This role was something different. I applaud him for trying to come out of his comfort zone and trying something else. I also noticed that Regan Gomez-Preston can truly play the girl next door. I am used to her being a goody two shoes, but she reminded me of a few people that I know on the streets. Hats off to her too.

The whole theory of an eye for an eye is not relatively new. It is something that we can all identify with. I did feel that the writers and directors tried to put a little twist on it. There was symbolism and a little bit of artistic creativity thrown in. The ending was not what I expected. It was actually the best part of the movie. I recommend this as something to watch on a Saturday night when someone is in the mood for a little action, but something that is not too violent.


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