Project 313 is the story of Parrish and Machette, two friends who grew up in the rough projects of Detroit and are struggling daily with the challenges and hardships of urban street life. ...
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Project 313 is the story of Parrish and Machette, two friends who grew up in the rough projects of Detroit and are struggling daily with the challenges and hardships of urban street life. Soon after his release from juvenile detention, Machette devises a plan to "get rich quick" by robbing some unsuspecting high-roller exiting the local casino. For Nick Staley, a prominent college professor with a beautiful wife and daughter, a lucky day at the blackjack table turns into a nightmare when he is confronted by the two partners in crime, who rob, kidnap and hold him captive in Parrish's apartment in the projects. While the thieves plot their next move, tempers flare and disagreements in what to do next turn the two friends against one another, while leaving their victim faced with more than losing his jackpot---Nick may actually lose his life. Written by
Jay Anthony White
Excellent writing. Realistic themes. Soundtrack good. Film locations provide sense of realism especially since shot on site. Language conveys the gritty urban feeling. Audience needs to realize this adds to the film's local color. May not be suitable for those without an open mind. However, film is a must see for all true Detroiters. Ranks up there with "8 Mile". Actors portraying Parrish and Nick Staley stand out. Bennett and Craze are the film's heart. Audience truly sympathizes with Bennett's character. Craze communicates his character's emotion well primarily when dealing with his addiction and realizing what he might lose. When "in the moment" this actor shines. Best scenes are at the film's end when these two characters/actors are together. Bennett is fantastic. Craze has real potential and innate talent. Eager to see more of him.
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