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Waist Deep (2006)

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An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.


(as Vondie Curtis Hall)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Newscaster #1
Henry Hunter Hall ...
Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt ...
Newscaster #2
Meat (as The Game)
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ...
Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ...
White Security Guard
Bank Manager
Bank Woman


In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

chase | shootout | money | drugs | gang | See All (95) »


His son. His life. His freedom. He's taking them all back. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA)  »

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$100 000  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,404,180 (USA) (23 June 2006)


$21,318,194 (USA) (28 July 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Arnold Vosloo, of THE MUMMY fame, filmed many scenes as one of the detectives after Gibson and all his scenes and his story-line were deleted. The deleted scenes can be seen in it's entirety on the DVD deleted scenes menu. See more »


When O2 first gets his car stolen, he fairly quickly gets up and runs at top speed for many blocks and when he finally gives up, Coco is right there. How did she get so far away from where she talked to him in his car in the time it took him to run there? See more »


O2: Who's down there?
Coco: It's about six of them. Three little niggas and three hood rats.
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Fast action flick, but very predictable
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so i saw an advanced screening of this movie today and i have to say that it wasn't bad. I really enjoyed Tyrese's performance in the film; you could tell right off the bat that his character really cared for his son and would do anything to get him back. From the very beginning you could tell that this movie would have non-stop action and that started at the very beginning. Nothing about it was boring or drawn out, it got straight to the point.There were some things that i didn't like- like Meagan Good's performance. She played your average chick on the corner working for some guy who kicked her ass every time she didn't pay up; kinda like a pimp thing. Her big dream was to leave the city and to go to Mexico once she saved up some money. At first it seemed as if she was going to just spoil the movie just by shaking her ass the whole time in front of Tyrese just to make some dough, but when she found out what happened to his son they connected on a deeper level. She ended up helping throughout the whole movie with trying to get his son back. At times the movie did seem a little predictable because it was so fast paced, but there were some laughs that the whole audience shared. There is a lot of crime and down right cruel things being done in this movie, but over all the movie wasn't bad. The game's performance in this film was very believable; at times i flinched whenever he came on the screen because i was scared of what he might do.He doesn't have as much screen time as do Tyrese and Meagan good do, but he makes it worth while. To sum this all up, this movie was worth seeing, it was very entertaining, enjoyable, and funny.

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