Waist Deep (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  23 June 2006 (USA)
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An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.


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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)
Wil E. Young ...
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ...
Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
Gangster #2
Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ...
White Security Guard


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

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


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

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Junior is played by the son of writer/director Vondie Curtis-Hall. 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: Don't even try it. Payback from Big Meat.
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Drowns in Incompetence.
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An ex-con (Tyrese Gibson) trying to go straight is pulled back into the life after his young son (Henry Hunter Hall) is kidnapped by an urban gang led by a sadistic machete-wielding boss (The Game). Throw in red-hot small-time hustler Meagan Good and borderline alcoholic Larenz Tate (as Gibson's inept cousin) and we have a typical modern-day crime picture that has lots more bullets than brains. Gibson and Good make an alluring couple, but neither have much talent in the end. The Game is down-right creepy and Tate seems like he is just going through the motions after successful roles in "Ray" and "Crash". "Waist Deep" stays at an adequate spot for a good portion of its running time, but then finally sinks with an unwanted and ridiculous final act. Will definitely be mentioned with the lesser productions of the year. 2 stars out of 5.

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