A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

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Cast

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Toussant
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Marta
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Agent Richards
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Letty
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Patty
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Flaco
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Rita
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Wilo
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Darrell
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Eddy
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Storyline

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. Written by batfreak79

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Rated R for strong violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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10 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£281,609 (UK) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

$3,335,839 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Trivia

Samantha Esteban who played Letty also played the same character, Letty, in Training Day, which David Ayer also wrote. Since Terry Crews and Noel Gugliemi are both films, and both filmz occur in South Central LA, both films prob occur in the same film world. See more »

Goofs

When Jim and his girlfriend walk to the car where she tells him she's pregnant, you can clearly see a shadow of a cameraman on the billboard behind Jim on the left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Jim Davis: "Mr. Jim Davis, we regret to"... what? Man, how many... I had two beers, right?
Mike Alvarez: Yeah.
Jim Davis: I'm goin' fuckin' blind or something. Okay, this letter says, quoting, "... no longer eligible as a Police Officer candidate." What the fuck does that mean?
Mike Alvarez: Come on, dude. "No longer eligible", I mean, what does that sound like? They pulled the plug, dude.
Jim Davis: No, no. Wh-why? Oh, man, I bet you 'cause it's... I bet you it's 'cause I'm White.
Mike Alvarez: I bet it's 'cause you're a dick.
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Connections

References The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Murlo la Flor
Written by Germano de la Fuente and Nano Concha
Performed by Los Angeles Negroes
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Powerful Performance
4 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Went to see the movie last night without knowing what it was about. To say that I enjoyed the movie from start to finish would be an understatement! I thought Christian Bale was absolutely fantastic, his depiction of an ex soldier trying to get back to "normal" ie get a job, have a relationship, while slowly (or maybe not so slowly!)slipping into mayhem & madness was Oscar winning material. He was at war with himself on a downward spiral and bringing any semblance of normality with him. I know I certainly felt I was grabbed by the throat and brought along for the ride. It's not often a movie is so scary and so sad at the same time. I loved it!


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