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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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(screenplay) (as Vondie Curtis Hall), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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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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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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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 USA:

$9,404,180, 25 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,318,194, 30 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 scene where Big Meat chops off the hand of a guy, the blood appears on the floor and then disappears. See more »

Quotes

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 Halo 2 (2004) See more »

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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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another gangsta film
11 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Waist Deep is another in the never ending black gangster films depicting a group of people the simply don't exist anywhere. O2, the misunderstood ex-con trying to get his life back on track, gets car-jacked while his son is sleeping the back seat of the car. His son winds up in the hands of a gangster that owns the streets, dismembering and killing with impunity. O2 and his posse rob banks and rich people trying to get enough money to buy his son back. Lots of action and blood in a well made film with inadequate dialog. If you like lots of gangster speak and culture, you'll like this film. Otherwise, it's a lot like all the other gangster films out there – pick one.


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