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  (in credits order)

Esai Morales ... Enrique Rodriguez
Robert Salzman ... Sugar

Ty Jones ... Prison Guard

Harmony Santana ... Michael / Vanessa Rodriguez

Robin de Jesus ... Fernando

Judy Reyes ... Angela Rodriguez

Vanessa Aspillaga ... Karina

Miriam Colon ... Gloria

Shirley Rumierk ... Jeanette

Felix Solis ... Pete

Flaco Navaja ... Danny

Franky G ... Tico

Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz ... MC (as Caridad De La Luz)
Dennis Leonard Johnson ... Antoine (as Dennis Johnson)
Ceez Liive ... Jai

Gleendilys Inoa ... Samantha

Tyrone Brown ... Chris

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Officer Thompson

Jeff Lima ... Boy in Locker Room

Tashiana Washington ... Girl in High School

Zora Howard ... Girl 2 in High School

Ron Simons ... Office Manager

Anthony Grasso ... Chef

Vincent Laresca ... Hector
Laiza Lee Pierce ... Tatiana
Robert Prescott ... Mr. Donovan

Adel L. Morales ... Manny (as Adel Morales)

Louis Martinez ... Dice Player
Ephraim Benton ... Young Man 1 in Park

Karina Casiano ... Magdelena

Reinaldo Marcus Green ... Prison Guard 2 (as Reinaldo Green)

Paul Mauriello ... Prisoner
Efrain Cortez ... Cook
Pattie Green ... Woman in Park
Dante Alexander ... Young Man 2 in Park
Frankie Villanueva ... Hector's Crewmate
Duane Burress Jr. ... Boy 2 in Locker Room
Warren Wilkerson ... Karina's Son
Jalynn Wilkerson ... Karina's Daughter

J.W. Cortes ... Police Officer
Mykwain A. Gainey ... Police Officer 2 (as Mykwain Gainey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melvin Breedlove ... Gang Kid (uncredited)

Courtney S. Bunbury ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Alex Cruz ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Emiliano Styles ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Joseph Urban ... Cigar Chomping Militiaman (uncredited)

Directed by
Rashaad Ernesto Green 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rashaad Ernesto Green  written by
Zora Howard  poetry

Produced by
Sirad Balducci .... line producer
Zayre Ferrer .... associate producer
Dena Greenbaum .... associate producer
Nick Huston .... co-producer
Esai Morales .... executive producer
Ron Simons .... executive producer
Ron Simons .... producer
Michelle-Anne M. Small .... producer
Fotis Georgiadis .... executive producer (uncredited)
April Yvette Thompson .... consulting producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Enrique 'Hank' C. Feldman  (as Enrique Hank Feldman)
Stefan Swanson 
Cinematography by
Daniel Patterson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sara Corrigan 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent  (as Steve Vincent)
Production Design by
Maya Sigel 
Set Decoration by
Grace Yun 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Vastola  (as Eisabeth Vastola)
Makeup Department
Sharmeen Azmudeh .... wig designer
Dana Boyer .... additional hair stylist
Beatrice Colter .... wig specialist
Julia Gomez .... key hair stylist
Jessica Jade Jacob .... makeup artist: Judy Reyes
Jessica Jade Jacob .... special effects makeup artist
Samantha Sam .... makeup artist
Jennifer Snowdon .... makeup artist: Esai Morales
Jennifer Snowdon .... makeup department head
Arielle Toelke .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Kim Jackson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Jimenez .... second second assistant director
Alexander Mager .... second assistant director
Jason Perez .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rob Emmer .... art department intern (as Robert Emmer)
Armani Featherstone .... leadman
Kate Hetzer .... art department intern
Diem Hoang .... props assistant
Henry Lawrence .... set painter
Jonathan Matas .... muralist
Terra Joy McNerthney .... art department intern
Robert J. Saferstein .... property master
Christopher Udemezue .... graphic designer
Shenna Vaughn .... art department assistant
Jacob Vogt .... art department intern
Ted Altman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeff Croghan .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Acord .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Bowker .... sound effects editor
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Kim Foscato .... dialogue editor
Andrea Gard .... foley artist and editor (as Andrea S. Gard)
Craig Kyllonen .... adr mixer: Soundtrack NY
Jamon Lewis .... boom operator
Joe Milner .... adr mixer: Puget Sound
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer: Soundtrack NY
Monty Nyahay .... sound mixer (as J. Monty Nyahay)
Larry Oatfield .... dialogue editor
Krushan Patel .... boom operator
Krushan Patel .... sound mixer
Steve Slanec .... re-recording mixer
Steve Slanec .... supervising sound editor
Ewa Sztompke .... dialogue editor (as Ewa Stompke)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director (uncredited)
Mano Guha .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Pete Horner .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Zach Stone .... adr engineer (uncredited)
William Storkson .... foley supervisor (uncredited)
Doug Winningham .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Joseph Urban .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Burger .... key grip
Zeynep Oguz Catal .... gaffer
Hans Charles .... first assistant camera (as Hans 'Billy' Charles)
Zach Frank .... media manager
Mykwain A. Gainey .... still photographer (as Mykwain Gainey)
Lee Gillentine .... best boy electric
Jamon Lewis .... camera intern
Sarah Marikar .... swing
Justin McCormack .... best boy electric
Christine Ng .... second assistant camera
Chloe H. Walker .... camera intern (as Chloe Walker)
Chris Wiesehahn .... swing (as Chris Wisehahn)
Yves Wilson .... second assistant camera
Mengfan Wu .... second assistant camera
Hans Charles .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tim Curtin .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Engert .... electrician: additional (uncredited)
Roy Nowlin .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Zayre Ferrer .... additional casting
Harley Kaplan .... casting associate (uncredited)
Brandon Powers .... casting associate (uncredited)
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Matthew Wulf .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Ryer .... costume intern
Amanda Williams .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Keith Josef Adkins .... story editor
Scott Cummings .... additional editor
Keith Davis .... associate editor
John Eremic .... digital intermediate supervising producer (as John 'Pliny' Eremic)
Bryan Fox .... second assistant editor
Jennifer Lee .... consulting editor
Megan Marquis .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Megan Milnes)
Michael Puro .... assistant editor
Robbie Renfrow .... digital intermediate colorist
T.J. Seiler .... digital intermediate conform editor
Benjamin Moses Smith .... digital intermediate producer
Ricardo Sean Thompson .... assistant editor
Location Management
Marc Cuevas .... location consultant and service: Uptown Film Locations (as Marc R. Cuevas)
Gregory Tsougranis .... location consultant and service: Uptown Film Locations
Music Department
Rob Boone .... music recording engineer: Boone Studios
Nate Jasensky .... musician: guitar
Nicky Laboy .... musician: additional congas
Dave Golden .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Other crew
Amanda Bowens .... office production assistant (as Amanda D. Bowers)
Jessica K. Brown .... assistant to producer (as Jessica Brown)
Nathan Buffaloe .... production assistant
Richard Caba .... production intern
Max Cantor .... production intern
Blaine Chou .... production intern
Nicole Compas .... legal counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance research: Indie Clear (as Carol Compton)
Anthony J. Cox .... key set production assistant
Maddalena Crosti .... production assistant (as Maddelene Crosti)
André Des Rochers .... legal counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers (as Andre Des Rochers)
Joy Ganes .... assistant to director
Brian Green .... production intern
Dena Greenbaum .... production coordinator
Tye-Leigha Hagood .... publicist
Zora Howard .... spoken word coach
Jenny Lawhorn .... unit publicist: Fat Dot
Kim Mallet .... script supervisor
Matthew McClain .... website designer
Sam Osbourne .... additional key production assistant (as Sam Osbourn)
Carra Patterson .... acting coach: Harmony Santana
Jasmine Pinckney .... production intern
John Pope .... production assistant
Damaris Rios .... production assistant
Natasha Rivera .... production assistant
Brandon Rohwer .... unit publicist: Fat Dot
Theresa Rotunno .... production intern
Jeremy Sam .... production assistant
Weiman Seid .... unit publicist: Fat Dot
Jared M. Silver .... titles
Tara Singleton .... caterer
Sla Sleaze .... parking production assistant
Julian Wellbery .... production assistant
Siena Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel (uncredited)
Sean Mik'ael Butler .... special thanks
Elsie Gittens .... in loving memory of
Chad Goodridge .... special thanks
Ranardo Domeico Grays .... special thanks
Robert Profusek .... special thanks
William Reilly .... in loving memory of
Ryan Silbert .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence
86 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Breakthrough film explores timeless themes in a fresh context, 18 July 2011
Author: Julian Kaufmann from United States

Gun Hill Road is a powerful, courageous and deeply moving film. From start to finish, this magnificently-directed and captivating story feels 100% real and completely original. Gun Hill Road vibrantly depicts large, growing and yet almost completely unexplored contexts within American culture. This film evocatively addresses essential, timely and yet timeless human themes: our identity; our character; our family; our priorities and how we all struggle to balance these.

Obtaining brilliant, genuine performances from the entire cast throughout this well-layered plot, Rashaad Ernesto Green has clearly distinguished himself as an important new director to watch. What most distinctively succeeds in Green's full-length feature debut is the way one can connect emotionally with virtually EVERY character in this film. Esai Morales, Judy Reyes and newcomer Harmony Santana deliver profoundly multi-dimensional portrayals.

The ultimate proof of a sophisticated director resides in their ability to transport you into settings about which you may know little, but somehow enables you to raise challenging questions and emerge with new insights. Gun Hill Road is truly a breakthrough film from an exceptional director.

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