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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)


(screenplay) (as Vondie Curtis Hall), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »



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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Junior is played by the son of writer/director Vondie Curtis-Hall. See more »


When Meat pulls the trigger and attempt so shoot 02, his gun clicks, it was empty. O2 says "seven shots". The problem is when you discharge a semi-auto on the last round, it does not re-cock, but remains "open", it would be obvious to even those who know nothing about guns that it was out of rounds. See more »


O2: Hello
Lucky: Not now, O. Imma call you back.
Meat: [Chops arm, people gasps, man groans] See this right here?
O2: The fuck is that noise?
Lucky: Nothing. Meet me in the spot in 15 minutes.
Meat: This a dumb nigga. And this what happens to dumb nigga who don't pay their taxes. Every liquor store, grocery store, and every motherfucking restaurant around here owes me!
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References Set It Off (1996) See more »


Krease Khaki Flow
Written by Jim Gittum and Crooked I (as Dominick Wickliffe)
Performed by Crooked I
Courtesy of Dynasty Instrumental Group
Under license from Ford Music Services
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Well done Tyrese
16 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, my Mrs wanted to watch it for a few days but I thought it was going to be the usual muscle bound stuff which is synonymous with a Tyrese title. But was I wrong. The film captures you from the off with good sounds and fast moving filming. The story is predictable but enjoyable and left me with a nice taste in my mouth. Unfortunately it has taken Tyrese almost 20 years from his coke advert to finally make a film in which we see a little talent. In closing I was very happy because with a film like this you can only score on action but they were some strong roles (not award winning but there hasn't been much of that lately anyhow).

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