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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

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Woody
Tracey Heggins ...
Leslie
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Vincent
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Grandma Beanie
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Cosmo
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Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ...
Kink
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Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ...
Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ...
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Arthur
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Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ...
Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley ...
Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings ...
B.J.
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

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Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

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1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

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Урок от дяди Винсента  »

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$82,657 (USA) (18 January 2013)

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$138,634 (USA) (25 January 2013)
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When actor Common says 2pac was the greatest rapper little known fact 2pac use to live in Baltimore the town this movie is filmed in. See more »

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A sad movie that doesn't have a happy ending, movie is incomplete in a good way
19 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I mean it doesn't give the typical vibe as most movies do, some people might describe it as "incomplete" which is fair, but it really fits this movie. A few things in the movie don't "finish" as one could say, but in reality, this movie does not have a happy ending. This movie is probably one of the saddest movie towards the end.

It's basically about a former big time drug dealer, Vincent (played by Common), who gets out of prison after 8 years in a 20 year term - people have there suspicions, and it's been 8 years since he's been out there. During his time in prison, he planned the rest of his life out, he wanted to open up a restaurant and everything... live a life "not of crime". Only problem is he has another loan (or something) not paid off and he has to come up with 22 grand within a few days to get a new loan worth 150 grand to buy the land for his restaurant... But a lot of people on the streets wants him dead.

One day Vincent is driving Woody to school, they at the school and this girl who Woody likes is staring at him, but Woody is too shy to even get out the car and talk - he's embarrassed. So after a bit of sitting, Vince decides to take Woody out of school for the day, Woody is going to work with Vince... And throughout the next two days a lot happens.

I'm not to good at giving summaries that don't spoil the movie, but bare with me. The movie is great if you like sad movies. This movie does not have a happy ending and a lot of things mentioned in the movie are up for your "imagination" you could say... it's a cliff hanger ending.

Good film.


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