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Down for Life (2009)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 January 2011 (USA)
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Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central L.A.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Romero ...
Rascal
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Mr. Shannon
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Mr. Hightower
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Officer Barber
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Esther
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Rafael
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Flaco
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Officer Guttierez
Andres Xavier Sanchez ...
Sneaky
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Mrs. Rivera
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Mrs. Castro
...
Vanessa
Whitney Gamble ...
Aisha
Isamar Guijarro ...
Troubles
Sheila Ochoa ...
Grumpy
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Based on a true story depicting a single dramatic day in the life of a Latina gang leader in South Central L.A.

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use
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Fall into some Real Drama
28 September 2010 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

What seems to start out as a basic, straightforward youth drama rapidly evolves into a coming-of-age tale about an often-stereotyped, often-misunderstood and certainly too-often unbelievably true lifestyle of American youth in the streets of metro centers.

Jessica Romero as the lead character Rascal truly captures the authentic street-lifestyle completely. She lives and breathes the part.

Despite my normally removed-attitude when watching dramas, I was compelled to the point of squirming in my seat. A realistic portrayal of the harsh and cruel forces watching and warping the development of inner city youth.


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