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Prison Song (2001)

R | | Crime, Drama | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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 ... 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:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual content
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Film was originally intended to be a full-fledged musical, but this tested poorly with audiences, so most of the musical numbers - except the most essential to the story - were cut. This helps explain the mysterious appearance of Elvis Costello in two roles in which he does very little. See more »


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A Teacher's Tale (Oh Well)
Elvis Costello
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Almost a hood musical
4 August 2020 | by rigovegaSee all my reviews

It is interesting to see a hood prison movie incorporate musical elements the way they did here. Unfortunately, this musical aspect is only seen in small instances, and as a consequence, it ends up not feeling so much of a hood drama musical all together. Now, I am not saying that the best thing the film has going is the musical take on the genre of films, but if it was not for the scenes where the actors rap, then this would be not much different than most of the other films that portray prison life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prison Song 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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