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Waist Deep (2006)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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O2
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Newscaster #1
Henry Hunter Hall ...
Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt ...
Guard
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Rock
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Lucky
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Newscaster #2
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Meat (as The Game)
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Wil E. Young ...
Man
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ...
Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
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Gangster #2
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Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ...
White Security Guard
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Storyline

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

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


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

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Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...kato apo ti mesi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

During the scene where Big Meat chops off the hand of a guy, the blood appears on the floor and then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Coco: [to Fencing House Lady] What do you think of this dress?
O2: We'll take it...As a matter of fact
[draws gun]
O2: we'll take all this shit.
Fencing House Lady: Damn, nigga. You know who you're fuckin with?
O2: Somebody asked me that same question earlier.
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References Halo 2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is My Life Man
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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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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