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Conviction (2002)

True story about author and activist Carl Upchurch, a hardcore felon who managed to educate himself and developed a spiritual awakening during one of his numerous stints inside prison.

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Carl Upchurch (autobiography Convicted in the Womb), Jon Huffman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Omar Epps ... Carl Upchurch
Dana Delany ... Martha
Charles S. Dutton ... Carl's Father
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Tank (as Treach)
Kyle Kass Kyle Kass ... Demetrius Conamacher (as Kyle Kassardjian)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benz Antoine ... Dealer Con
Aaron Ashmore ... Whiff
Dean Bernard Dean Bernard ... Convict #1
Joanne Boland ... Tracy
Joe Bostick ... Man being robbed
Ashley Brown Ashley Brown ... Teen Bo
Jason Burke Jason Burke ... Nervous Gangster
Jim Calarco ... Parole Board Chairman (as James Calarco)
Desmond Campbell ... Angry Man
Karl Campbell ... Huge Con
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True story about author and activist Carl Upchurch, a hardcore felon who managed to educate himself and developed a spiritual awakening during one of his numerous stints inside prison.

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Higgy magadban! See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It was a true story
29 December 2003 | by mmacdonald58See all my reviews

This is a true story. Would you rather it told differently to make better viewing, or hear the tale as it really happened. Carl held the first gang summit ever. He got leaders of street gangs from all over the country to sit together in a Kansas city church to listen about how there is a better way to live their lives. After this meeting violent youth crimes were down accross the country . Not your typical action flick...but a helluva story. Look for a cameo of the real Carl Upchurch as a prison guard standing on the roof. I forget which scene, but he is holding a shotgun accross his chest.


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