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LUV (2012)

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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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Tracey Heggins ...
Leslie
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Grandma Beanie
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Cosmo
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Урок от дяди Винсента  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,657, 18 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$138,634, 27 January 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Common says Tupac was the greatest rapper, it's a little known fact that Tupac use to live in Baltimore, the town in which this movie is filmed. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Hesitant
Written and Produced by Blaqstarr, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Blaqstarr
Performed by Blaqstarr for Starr Productions, LLC
Courtesy of N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
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Shameful
8 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was so disturbed by this film. Why was it even made? As an African American woman, we often hear "support our own". Well I find it a hard slap cross the face when I do and this is what's delivered. An uncle takes his young nephew out into the world, and this poor child is exposed to the street life. The acting was good so this film was believable. The biggest problem was that not one adult in the film had a problem exposing this young kid. I'm still trying to figure out, who was that target audience. My son who is 9 yrs old, was so afraid of the violence that he asked me to turn it off. That's what's wrong with our youth today, exposed to too much violence. I kept hoping that I could find some sort of message but sadly it ended. I pray that the producers of this film go back to the table and put out some positive material because with the wonderful cast they had in this movie, they certainly have the resources.


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