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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
Dennis L.A. White ...
Dre as an Adult (as Dennis LA White)
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Darrell as an Adult
Shannon Dorsey ...
Nichole
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Curtis the Diabolical / FBI Agent
Kendia Jones ...
Reba Jones (as Kendia R. Jones)
Ernest Butts ...
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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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Dre as an Adult: It is necessary when establishing an organization and setting down the laws, to presume that all men are evil. And that they will always act according to the weakness of their spirits whenever they get a chance.
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Changing The Game, is living up to its name...
19 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Twiintone Entertainment gives this film two thumbs up.. The Twiins enorse Rel Dowdell's writing and directing. Looking forward to seeing it again! I thought the characters really brought our the time period of the 80's, in the early parts of the film, and the casting was great. The end really surprised me, and I'm glad to see that it was a story with a message. Being a native of Philadelphia, Im glad that Rel Dowdell actually filmed here, in our hometown. I thought the locations that he picked were excellent, and even the soundtrack and score made me feel the film like I was actually there. Being a screenwriter and actor myself, I'm very hard to impress. Rel, job well done!


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