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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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Credited cast:
... Carl Upchurch
... Martha
... Carl's Father
... Tank (as Treach)
Kyle Kass ... Demetrius Conamacher (as Kyle Kassardjian)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Dealer Con
... Whiff
Dean Bernard ... Convict #1
... Tracy
Joe Bostick ... Man being robbed
Ashley Brown ... Teen Bo
Jason Burke ... Nervous Gangster
... Parole Board Chairman (as James Calarco)
... Angry Man
... 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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29 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Higgy magadban!  »

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A very ordinary movie about a very extraordinary man
9 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Conviction" tells the success story of the late Carl Upchurch; a black man who was born to the ghetto, became a criminal, and then bootstrapped his way to prominence as a speaker, organizer, author, and activist for black causes. This Showtime production is a journeyman effort which dwells too much on Upchurch's rather ordinary misdeeds and too little on his extraordinary noble deeds. Okay stuff for anyone with an interest in Upchurch. Passable for all others. (C+)


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