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Sucker Free City (2004)

Sucker-Free City, or S.F.C., revolves around the conflicts among white, black, Latino and Asian street gangs in San Francisco.

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Spike Lee

Writer:

Alex Tse
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Crowley ... Nick Wade
Ken Leung ... Lincoln Ma
Anthony Mackie ... K-Luv
Darris Love ... Sleepy
Laura Allen ... Samantha Wade
T.V. Carpio ... Angela Tsing
Kathy Baker ... Cleo Wade
James Hong ... Kwok
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Ahmir
Ewan Chung ... Edwin Leong
Omari Hardwick ... Dante Ponce
Marguerite Moreau ... Jessica Epstein
Judy Pace ... Mama June
Eyal Podell ... Stephan Cashen
Stanford Chase ... Peter Wu (as Stanford Poon)
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Storyline

In San Francisco, a Caucasian family pressed by the real estate speculation, moves to Hunter's Point, an Afro-American neighborhood ruled by the V-Dub gang and the son Nick Wade faces problem with the violent gangsters. However, the drug dealer K-Luv decides to bootleg CDs and get close to Nick, protecting him. Meanwhile, the Chinese collector Lincoln Ma is blackmailed by the owner of a restaurant and he executes him, falling in disgrace with his mobster boss. The lives of Nick, K-Luv and Lincoln are entwined when the drug lord Sleepy protects a rapper against the Chinese piracy of his CD. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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ghetto | See All (1) »

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On these streets, everybody's got a gang.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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This was a pilot for a possible series but it was not picked up. See more »

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Why watch an unfinished movie?
18 January 2007 | by joemacd61See all my reviews

I went into this movie assuming it was going to be a series.

You know the "pilot" feeling? We get to meet and know something about the main characters, how they got to where they are now, and have some ideas about what's going to unfold during the first season of the show.

It was good, almost very good. But I also knew they were holding back some stuff because it was going to be a series. If it was a movie, I would have felt differently because then I would have thought: "Hey, I see where you are going, why hold back?"

So, while I definitely felt a bit cheated by the ending, I was already cutting it some slack, because it was setting up nicely for an interesting series. I was anticipating some of the topics that were going to be brought up during the show. Lots of potential.

In fact, when I watched it, I was assuming that the next episode was going to appear the following week, and started messing with my TiVo to get a Season Pass set up.

But it wasn't available yet. So I decided to wait a few months for the pilot to get picked up, which never happened. After a while, I forgot about it.

It's not until today, when I saw the listing here, that I remembered how I felt about the show.

Frankly, my opinion now is: Don't watch it! Why put yourself through a couple hours of "pretty good" entertainment, with plenty of intentional plot holes and missed opportunities?

It's a true shame they never followed up on this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

21 February 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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