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Waist Deep (2006)

R  |   |  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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(as Vondie Curtis Hall)

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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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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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When O2 first gets his car stolen, he fairly quickly gets up and runs at top speed for many blocks and when he finally gives up, Coco is right there. How did she get so far away from where she talked to him in his car in the time it took him to run there? See more »

Quotes

O2: Coco.
Coco: Yeah.
O2: If they find out what I'm doing, my son is dead.
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References Set It Off (1996) 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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a great action-adventure flick
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took this movie home the other day not really expecting to see much of a movie but I was like what the hell, I'll give it a try and was pleased.

This movie didn't have the most original plot. It was just a father trying to get his kidnapped son back. Tyrese Gibson played the father who would very much rather forget his past and jail time so he set a good example for his kid. I thought Gibson did a very good job as he teamed up with the very attractive actress Meagan Good. Also in the movie was Larenz Tate. Tate did not impress me. It seemed like he just re-enacted his role in Crash.

Your not going to see a masterpiece after watching this film. Your not going to get blown away by the acting even though it was above average. They're some hard-nosed scenes such as when I guy gets his armed chopped off for not paying back the money. But the movie seemed to have heart and I believe it was directed very well. Such scene is when Gibson's character is running than switches to first person as the director, Vondie Curtis-Hall, has the camera shaking constantly to give it a more dramatic feel.

The relationship between Good and Gibson's character grew way to fast but still was par. There are some moments that are far fetched but the movie was still very entertaining and intense and I believe it gets a 7.5 rating (rounded to a 8).

Acting 7, editing 6, directing 8, plot 6.


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