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South Central (1992)

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A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son who has already chosen a gang life.

Director:

Stephen Milburn Anderson (as Steve Anderson)

Writers:

Stephen Milburn Anderson (screenplay) (as Steve Anderson), Donald Bakeer (book)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Plummer ... Bobby
Byron Minns ... Ray Ray
Lexie Bigham ... Bear (as Lexie D. Bigham)
Vincent Craig Dupree ... Loco
LaRita Shelby ... Carole
Kevin Best Kevin Best ... Genie Lamp
Big Daddy Wayne Big Daddy Wayne ... Henchman (as 'Big Daddy' Wayne)
Allan Hatcher Allan Hatcher ... Baby Jimmie
Alvin Hatcher Alvin Hatcher ... Baby Jimmie
Baldwin C. Sykes Baldwin C. Sykes ... Ken Dog
Rana Kirkland ... Girl in Club (as Rana Mack)
Diane Manzo Diane Manzo ... Undercover Cop
Sal Landi ... Detective
Christian Coleman Christian Coleman ... Jimmie
Leonard Boyles Leonard Boyles ... Termite
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Storyline

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father. Written by Volker Boehm

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A child's chance to escape anger and injustice begins with one man...His father.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gang violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Byron Minns' character "Ray Ray" is an actual parody of the Crips founder Raymond Washington. See more »

Quotes

Ali: Are you a deuce?
Bobby: No, I am not.
Ali: Can you stand alone like a man has to?
Bobby: Yes.
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Connections

Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) See more »

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Love Lite
Written by Lester Abrams
Performed by Lester Abrams
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Just in time!
21 May 2007 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

This movie was filmed around the time of the Rodney King riots that ripped South Central Los Angeles. Let's face it, the heart and soul of Los Angeles isn't Hollywood. It's the people like in this movie who try to make living, earnestly, honestly, and respectively. Sadly, this film is still realistic to the plight of urban problems. I spent a lot of time in one of the great urban cities of the East Coast and the problems of poverty, the lure of leading drug dealing lives is real and tempting, domestic violence, child abuse, gangs, etc. still exist and will exist much to the attempts of prevention or society ignoring their presence. Anyway, this film is truly about the heart and soul of a city of ten million Angelenos and the father's attempt to save his son from a life of crime, violence, death, and drugs in the city. It's not an easy battle.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

South Central See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$147,629, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:

$1,373,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,373,196
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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