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Prison Song (2001)

A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

Director:

Darnell Martin

Writers:

Darnell Martin, Q-Tip
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Q-Tip ... Elijah Dixon
Eric McCollum Eric McCollum ... Thomas Wilson (as Eric 'Ace Money' McCollum)
Denee Rivera Denee Rivera ... Jolie Martinez
Justin 'DJ' Spaulding Justin 'DJ' Spaulding ... Young Elijah
Mary J. Blige ... Mom
Snow Snow ... Officer McIntyre
Danny Hoch ... Harris
Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia ... Brown (as 'Bobbito' Robert Garcia)
Hassan Johnson ... Jay
Clay Da Raider Clay Da Raider ... KT
Fat Joe ... Big Pete
Harold Perrineau ... Uncle Cee
Casper Martinez ... C.O. Vilar (as Edil 'Casper' Martinez)
Jamie Hector ... Phone Kid
Mateo Gómez Mateo Gómez ... Mr. Gonzalez
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Storyline

A young man lives and learns while growing up on the street and in and out of correctional facilities.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The group home that Elijah lives in as an adult is in The Bronx. The address is 1464 Southern Blvd. and it is located across the street from The Plaza De Castillo. See more »


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A Teacher's Tale (Oh Well)
Elvis Costello
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Clean out your ears
11 April 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The opening of this movie3 reminds me of a time in this country when the standard for porn was "socially redeeming value." They would have some doctor appear at the beginning or show some scrolling information to justify the movie to follow. In the same way, prison Song starts with a recap of the number of black in prison and the wasted youth. That is tragic, but no more tragic than this movie.

Yes, there is a story of a promising artist who ended up in prison for being at the wrong place at the wrong time and getting a bum lawyer in a system that just doesn't care about minorities. But, basically, this is a vehicle for the rapper Q-tip. Not being familiar with his work, I cannot comment on the music, just the boring story.


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