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Bomb the System (2002)

R | | Action, Drama | December 2002 (USA)
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A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and ... See full summary »

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Adam Bhala Lough
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Webber ... Anthony 'Blest' Campo
Gano Grills Gano Grills ... Justin 'Buk 50' Broady
Jade Yorker ... Kevin 'Lune' Broady
Jaclyn DeSantis ... Alexandra
Joey Dedio ... Hazer
Stephen Buchanan ... Noble
Al Sapienza ... Officer Bobby Cox
Bonz Malone Bonz Malone ... Officer Nole Shorts
Donna Mitchell ... Diane Campo
Kumar Pallana ... Kumar Baba
Blake Lethem Blake Lethem ... Lazaro
Dylan Mikson Dylan Mikson ... Gabriel
Joshua Gustin Joshua Gustin ... Young Blest
KaDee Strickland ... Toni
Semz Semz ... Knife
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Storyline

A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. Also part of Blest's crew are Buk 50 and his younger brother Lune, whose arrest and beating by the NYPD causes the crew to wage a full-on graffiti war against the city. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest's relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life. Written by David Kwok

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Taglines:

Graffiti Can Be A Powerful Weapon

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, some violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MySpace | official page

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn Streets See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,176, 27 May 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,865, 12 June 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The word "precinct" is misspelled in the newspaper headline that is seen after the undercover police car is tagged with graffiti. See more »

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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Shallow and Pretentious
8 February 2006 | by armacpheSee all my reviews

I just finished the film, and boy, it was not good at all. I've never seen any other movie about graffiti, and yet everything in this one seems clichéd. Many of the characters are not believable, for example the central villain is a "bad cop" who is just laughable in the way he is portrayed as pure evil. And it just DRAGS for about twenty minutes two thirds of the way through (and the movie is only 90 minutes long!). I almost went to see this last fall at the local film festival, but the schedule didn't work out, and I'm glad I saved my $10. If this was a film made by a group of high school students I would applaud them, but for a professional film this is just a pretentious waste of time.


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