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Crown Heights (2004)

After the Crown Heights riots, an orthodox Rabbi and a community activist help two youths--one a Hasidic Jew, the other African-American--form a hip-hop group to heal their neighboorhood.

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Jeremy Kagan

Writers:

Michael D'Antonio (story), Toni Ann Johnson (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liza Balkan Liza Balkan
Jeremy Blackman
Jason Blicker
Hart Boykin ... Black Man - Interviewed
David Lawrence Brown ... Officer (as David Brown)
K.C. Collins ... Bazel (as Chris Collins)
Darlene Cooke
Rufus Crawford ... Mr. Moses
Bob Cryer ... Scholem
Dominic Daniel ... Muslim Spokesman
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney
Jake Epstein
Sara Farb
Michele Ferney Michele Ferney
Gil Filar Gil Filar
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After the Crown Heights riots, an orthodox Rabbi and a community activist help two youths--one a Hasidic Jew, the other African-American--form a hip-hop group to heal their neighboorhood.

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Comunidade de Crown Heights See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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A Nice Little Story
17 June 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

I got to see this movie on Showtime early one Sunday morning. For a Howie Mandell movie, I was expecting a few jokes and some physical comedy. What I got instead was a serious film dealing with race and tolerance. I was lost with the hip hop music because the early days of rap and hip hop (street style) music was more of a "flavor of the month" than a real genre of art.

Overall, a nice little film but this is far from anything great or worth watching over and over and over again. The acting is as good as its dialogue....still, the overall message was worth getting a the movie was worth watching once. I consider this one of Howie's serious films to remind the critics that he's Jewish and a good actor. For that reason, if it be true, I think the movie was a success.


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