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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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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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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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Dolla Dolla Bill
Written by Nate Dogg (as Nathaniel D. Hale) and Josef Leimberg
Performed by Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg appears courtesy of Nate Dogg, Inc./Love and Happiness Productions
Under license from Ford Music Services and Love and Happiness Productions
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Puzzling
14 October 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

WAIST DEEP follows a tried and true formula: Ex-con's son is kidnapped by his ex-partner in crime, a ransom is demanded, the ex-con works diligently to put together the ransom while doing his best to undermine his old partner, and there's a final showdown between them. The kid is cute, the ex-con is an impressive slab of beef, the former partner is suitably menacing and fugly beyond belief, and of course there's a pretty female to help things along. The formula works most of the time, but the movie is so predictable that in the end I asked myself why I bothered to rent it. There is a heckuva car chase near the end that sort of makes up for a dull middle. The movie, which could have just as easily starred Bruce Willis or Mel Gibson in his prime, clearly was aimed at an urban audience even though it was heavily marketed as a mainstream flick. That's why I rented it. It could have been a lot worse, I suppose.


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