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Waist Deep (2006)

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

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(as Vondie Curtis Hall)

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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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DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ...
Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
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Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ...
White Security Guard
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Bank Manager
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Bank Woman
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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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23 June 2006 (USA)  »

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

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During the money and kid exchange scene, the boy's backpack appears and disappears before he is released. See more »

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O2: Don't even try it. Payback from Big Meat.
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References Set It Off (1996) See more »

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This Ain't a Game
Written by Jonathan Rotem, Trey Songz (as Tremain Neverson), Wish Bone (as Charles Schruggs),
Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Anderson) and Layzie Bone (as Steve Howse)
Performed by Lil' Eazy (as Lil' Eazy E) featuring Bone Thugs n Harmony (as Bone Thugz N' Harmony)
Lil' Eazy E appears courtesy of L.A. Entertainment/Virgin Records
Bone Thugz N' Harmony appears courtesy of Full Surface Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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It sure isn't 'Deep' but it's a fun ride
23 June 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This isn't a great movie but it's good, fun, mindless entertainment.

I'm a huge fan of "Gridlock'd" and went into this film expecting a clever take on the action genre from Vondie Curtis Hall. What I got was an action-packed movie that borrowed from many films before it; its saving grace is its urban twist, the tongue in cheek humor (Kimora Lee's cameo is priceless) and its stars, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good and Larenz Tate. If you're fans of either actor, you'll allow yourself to believe the unbelievable moments--and there are many of them.

The action is non-stop, the hip hop soundtrack delivers in all the right places and you could plant a pretty garden in the plot holes but you'll certainly get your money's worth with the gunfights, beautiful people and adrenaline racing chase scenes--and in the end, isn't that what action films are all about?


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