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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)

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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

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Vondie Curtis-Hall

Writer:

J.T. Allen
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Stan 'Tookie' Williams
Lynn Whitfield ... Barbara Becnel
Lee Thompson Young ... Charles Becnel
Brenden Jefferson ... Young Stan Williams (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Brenda Bazinet ... Barbara's Agent
Wes Williams ... Tony Bogard (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Prison Chief
CCH Pounder ... Winnie Mandela
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mrs. Williams
Tom Barnett ... Jim Kates
Karl Campbell ... Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre Joseph Pierre ... 17yr. Old Ray Washington
Vibert Cobham Vibert Cobham ... Buddha
David Fraser David Fraser ... Strange Man
Kahmaara Armatrading Kahmaara Armatrading ... Stan Williams (9-12)
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. After exhausting all forms of appeal, Tookie was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, California; he was declared dead on December 13, 2005 at 12:35 a.m. PST (08:35 UTC). Williams is the 12th person to be executed by California since it reinstated the death penalty in 1977. Written by Anonymous

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Gangster, Death Row Inmate, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

FX Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redemption See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Pierce, Florida, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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As good as his performance in Ray
18 March 2005 | by Davo66See all my reviews

I saw this movie after seeing Jamie perform in Colatteral and RAY.

I didn't think much of his performance in Colatteral maybe because the script that he was working with didn't give him much to work with.

But after seeing Ray and then this movie I would have to say that Jamie is the best actor in Hollywood at portraying real life characters.

This movie is educational without being preachy which is difficult considering the subject matter and is a testament to the skill of the lead actors, Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield.

This is a movie you must see.

I gave this movie a 10 out of 10 rating


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