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Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | | Drama | 17 May 2013 (Brazil)
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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$40,070 (USA) (12 August 2012)

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$338,803 (USA) (18 November 2012)
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Isaiah Whitlock Jr.'s third time portraying Detective/Agent Amos Flood in a Spike Lee Film. The first and second times were in The 25th Hour and She Hate Me, respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) See more »

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Pretty Good
18 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I normally hate every crappy movie that Spike Lee comes into contact with so I thought this one would be horrendous with me zoning out as well, but it was good. This film is about poor inner city people's blind faith in God and that life will still hit you in ways you could not imagine being religious or not. It also shows that even if you hide behind religion you can still be shown for what you truly are on the inside. Like everyone else is saying, the final act really brings it all together. I will admit some of the actors are not the absolute best, but some shine on their own so it isn't a big deal. Spike Lee is a racist so he won't use diversity in his films he will only hire African American actors so he didn't have as large of pool to choose from. The little girl's mother isn't very talented, but the little girl and boy did a great job and so did the grandfather.


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