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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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Cast

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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Drama | Thriller

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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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nothing great
14 October 2002 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

I like Omar Epps, but he isn't that interesting in this movie. This movie is just too slow and the plot is just not entertaining. He gets out of jail, goes back, gets out again. Changes his life and tries to stop gang violence. That's a steep goal for an ex-con.

FINAL VERDICT: Rather boring. Nothing exciting even happens in prison.


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