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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 whose already chosen a gang life.

Director:

Stephen Milburn Anderson (as Steve Anderson)

Writers:

Stephen Milburn Anderson (screenplay) (as Steve Anderson), Donald Bakeer (book)
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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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al sur de Los Ángeles 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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Bobby: Oh, now you going to preach to me, right?
Ali: [Slams elbow against wall] . Yeah, I'm going to preach... and you going to listen!
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Referenced in Blood In, Blood Out (1993) See more »

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Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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Wonderful Acting, worthy of Acadmey attention
3 August 2004 | by mmr07See all my reviews

I just wanna say that I caught the last hour of the movie, I have no idea how it started but I was watching the DVD lady Jane and I paused to see what's on TV and there it was, South Central, and I watched the part in prison where Ali defends his friend from the mob inside by giving them what they need from cigarettes and services in return to stay away from the black inmate. The encounter between Ali and boy's father where he describes what happened to his son was the most powerful scene I've seen in any movie, it brought me literarly to tears. Another strong scene was the final 5 minutes, I'll let you discover it for yourselves because you'll be blown away, I don't know why the rating is so low in quantity and in quality, I'm giving it a 9/10 for its strong performances and also a great theme where it touches the source of Black gang violence and how a small corrupted group can effect the whole community, on the other hand also how a corrupted gang member can also be saved by a strong willful cultured person like Ali.

Great Movie, a must see...


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