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They Call Me Sirr (2001)

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Sirr Parker, raised in tough South Central Los Angeles, was abandoned by his junkie mother and raised by his grandmother until Coach Griffin takes him under his wing at Locke High School. ... See full summary »

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Robert Munic

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Robert Munic
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Derwin Jordan ... Scout
Dexter Bell ... Albright
Alonso Oyarzun Alonso Oyarzun ... Gonzales
Martin Villafana Martin Villafana ... Wiz
Tyson Fennell Tyson Fennell ... Donyea
Jordan Fennell Jordan Fennell ... Donyea
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Grams
Karen Robinson ... Aunt Jackie
Doron Bell ... Dante
K.C. Collins ... Damian (as Chris Collins)
Novie Edwards ... Sharon
Kyle Kass Kyle Kass ... Young Sirr (as Kyle Kassardjian)
Kente Scott ... Sirr Parker
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Coach Griffin
Trevonne Chung Trevonne Chung ... 6 year old Sirr
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Sirr Parker, raised in tough South Central Los Angeles, was abandoned by his junkie mother and raised by his grandmother until Coach Griffin takes him under his wing at Locke High School. Meant to be an inspirational story, the former Texas A&M standout was signed as a 1998 undrafted rookie free agent by the San Diego Chargers and makes the practice squad but was waived and signed by two more teams before he finally switched positions and stuck with the Cincinnati Bengals for the last three games of the 2000 season. He was then released for a very minor violation of team off-season rules regarding place of residence. Written by sandlot3

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sirr See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Good idea, but could have been done better
21 November 2001 | by jdb-4See all my reviews

This could have been a good story but it's apparent that Canada doesn't have the actors or the resources to do a film that takes place in the hood. Michael Clark Duncan was good with what he had to work with. I didn't think it was a very good script, but it was a good true story. The kidd that played "Sirr" did an decent job. Aunt Jackie was good as well. The roles that suffered were the smaller roles. The thing about a film is that there are no small roles. Every role is a piece to a puzzle. If the "day-players" don't come off as pros your production suffers. The other thing about Canada is you can't do any big shots, because it doesn't look like where you're supposed to be. Know what I mean? And why was #34 playing quarterback? Those are some of the small things that make a film look legit. A director's mistake. Some films need to be shot where they took place.


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