After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Richard T. Jones,
In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 6:00 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wannabe Training Day, Godfather, Scarface & Colors
I saw this film at the AFI Film Festival followed by a Q&A with the Director. Unfortunately, this film lacks originality and creativity. It is obvious that the director stole ideas from Training Day, The Godfather, Scarface and Colors. The only character I liked was the Captain. Everyone else gave a marginal performance, including Cuba Gooding. Who proved once again that all he is good at is recreating the same character that won him an Oscar in Jerry McGuire. When there are extreme moments of excitement and yelling is when Cuba's only talent is revealed. The director is a USC Filmschool graduate, which proves once again that you do not need film school to be a good director.
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