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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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Cast

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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
Kelsey Shaw McNeal ...
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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A sitten  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Clever asks Durty how much money he has to which he replies "a couple hundred dollars". Clever responds by saying "you're gonna need that 200 dollars to survive". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

No Regrets
Written by DeYon Dobson, Tim Owens
Performed by Cynthia Felton
Courtesy of Yon Ti Entertainment
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It's a prison movie, with lot's of shower scenes
29 November 2004 | by (Seattle,WA) – See all my reviews

If you like badly acted and badly edited low budget movies then this is your flick (Tarantino - take note). I'd recommend 'Baby Boy' with Snoop if you want a good 'from the hood' type movie. Personally speaking I don't think DHT was worth the discounted rate it took to make.

It's a prison movie mostly, though there are a few 'outside' scenes. It is low budget. The story makes no sense - I couldn't get in to the main characters mindset at all. There are several scenes that dwell for an inappropriate amount of time on male rear ends in the prison showers and other prison places. I don't like looking at man butt, so that bothered me. The acting sucks too, not just a little bit - but a whole bunch. The editing tries to be artsy but just succeeds in being crappy and bad. The one exception is when the gay bookie character is dancing to an old song while mopping up after hours, that was a decent scene for about 15 seconds.

Overall, not worth the time - pretty much garbage.


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