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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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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peace through hip-hop?
21 March 2004 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Well-meaning but incredible, this film depicts the inter-racial killings and their aftermath in Crown Heights. All the acting is good, and Howie Mandel is especially a surprise. A few sad scenes, and a few funny ones. But the key to the entire plot, the friendship between a Jewish and a Black teenager, has no motivation and just seems pasted in place. ** ** ** ** **


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