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Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  3 January 2014 (USA)
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A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.



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The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future? Written by Anonymous

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The scene where james and crystal are riding in the car and she makes him pull over is shot on e patapsco ave in baltimore, MD See more »


At the end of the film, there is a summary of what James has achieved since the movie time-line finished but there's a glaring spelling mistake and quite ironic in the context of the sentence: "He (James) studied writing and poetry at Borough of Manhattan Community College and hopes to continue his highter [sic] education" See more »


[first lines]
Conrad: [pinning James to the ground] We get a hundred little shits like you transferred from Youth Corrections every year. Now, you got two problems. One, you done all your time so far with kids instead of real cons, so you think you're tougher than you actually are. Two, the guards at the YO think they can still put Humpty back together, which makes 'em soft. Means you're used to gettin' away with shit. Here, you throw an elbow at another inmate, we got a problem. You understand that?
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Jamesy Cold Open
Written by Jermaine Stegall
Produced by Jermaine Stegall
Performed by Jermaine Stegall
Courtesy of Stegallworld Music, (BMI)
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Better then the best part of youth gone wrong stories
23 February 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

One thing look at the cast. Any film starring or co-starring James Woods deserves some attention.

Cast and crew all do their part to make this a really well told story and of cause it is going through some formula depiction of crime does not pay.

But I was well entertained through the entire length of the film.

For a movie with this plot everything when right and for a defined budget you get exactly what the media can materialize.

Well done and good job. Recommended for a lazy Sunday afternoon. But do kkep in mind this will not shift any opinions either way.

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