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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
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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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So real... It made my cry!
11 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was so real, that it made me cry... It's all about knowing what's right & wrong. I give it 5 plus stars! It was so good that I watched it twice! !! The main character's grandma reminded me a lot of the conversations I have had with my 3 sons, and that's why I cried, it hit home run with me. THANK YOU GOD, for another awesome grassroots movie with substance, heart, and soul. No big budget here, but good acting and resources to quality scenes made you forget its grassroots. Fantastic beginning, middle, and end. And none of them predictable. And to top it off, the actor who played "Candyman," Tony Todd, played two very symbolic and memorable roles!


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