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Changing the Game (2012)

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An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakobi Alvin ...
Young Darrell Barnes (as JaKobi Alvin)
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Mrs. Davis
Thomas Staten ...
Young Andre 'Dre' Newell
Karen Issac ...
Ms. Brown
Summer Valentine ...
Angelina
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Grandma Barnes
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Dre as an Adult (as Dennis LA White)
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Darrell as an Adult
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Nichole
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Curtis the Diabolical / FBI Agent
Kendia Jones ...
Reba Jones (as Kendia R. Jones)
Ernest Butts ...
Troy
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Craig (as Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones)
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Goldie
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Marty Levine
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An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street's most prestigious firm. However, he soon finds that the white-collar world is filled with crime and death just like the drug-filled hood he left behind. His only chance of survival is to fully integrate a mysterious gift from a slain childhood friend fully into the fabric of his character. Written by Rel Dowdell

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When the game changes, so does everything you thought you had seen.

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Rated R for language throughout, some drug content, sexuality/nudity and violence
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Mrs. Davis: Darrell, who take care of you? Is it just your grandmother?
Young Darrell Barnes: Yes.
Mrs. Davis: Where are you mother and father?
Young Darrell Barnes: My dad was shot when I was a baby. A bad person killed him. My mom was not responsible enough to take care of me and gave me to my grandmother. She's my father's mother.
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Not for the narrow minded.... Definitely inspirational!
3 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie - it was excellent! The acting was great and is definitely one of the best films I've seen in 2012. The storyline and the ending were well worth watching. It even had some tear jerker moments. I kept replaying some parts of the movie because it was so good! The entire cast was excellent and very memorable. The layered messages of morality and spirituality will not be caught by all. You have to have a real moral compass to be able to appreciate everything offered in this film, because it hasn't been offered before. For those who have an open mind without all the negativity, you will enjoy this movie! It was full of action from the beginning to the end!


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