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Livin' tha Life (2003)

R | | Comedy | Video 22 April 2003
Two friends, Jamal and Peanut go through their daily routines in Compton. The two inadvertently apprehend a theif who was breaking into Jamal's house but then the thief drops dead in front of them.

Director:

Joseph Brown (as Joe Brown)

Writer:

Joseph Brown (story) (as Joe Brown)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Onika Day ... Twin
Shawn Harris Shawn Harris ... Killer D
Archie Howard Archie Howard ... Big Man
Hurricane Hurricane ... Barber
Jarell Jackson Jarell Jackson ... Jamal
Pepper Jackson Pepper Jackson ... The Kid
Rodney Perry Rodney Perry ... Uncle Fred
Kaluha Richardson Kaluha Richardson ... Girlfriend
Edward D. Smith Edward D. Smith ... Peanut
Stixx Stixx ... Burglar
Zai Wilburn Zai Wilburn ... Lil Madd Dogg
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Two friends, Jamal and Peanut go through their daily routines in Compton. The two inadvertently apprehend a theif who was breaking into Jamal's house but then the thief drops dead in front of them.

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Central Avenue Filmworks See more »
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Color:

Color
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There wasn't a script. The director told all the actors (most were local stand up comedians) to improv all of their lines. See more »

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Wow, funny and real
15 December 2004 | by reggiejacksonSee all my reviews

This little independent video was one of the funniest rentals I have ever seen. It is very rare that comedy is used as cinema verity, but this project fits the genre perfectly. If you're bored with the on-slaught of "Ghetto Comedies", check this out. Filmed in an almost "reality-TV" setting, the viewer seems to be the third-eye in the character's mishaps. The scene with the little boy in the Korean market is a film gem. I accidentally saw that small clip before I saw the video and was quite surprised to see it in its entirety. There is dialogue in this movie that could potentially become standard slang phrases. I wonder what the director could've done with more money. He definitely needs another chance. It also reminds me of a modern day colorized Charlie Chaplin movie with a dash of Cheech and Chong and a little Richard Pryor on the side. If you're tired of the big screen flops like "Soul Plane", etc. this should give you hope that a better product in on the horizon.


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