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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 »

Director:

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

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Angel Wings
Performed by Fred Capitelli
Written by Fred Capitelli
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" I was very moved by this film "
5 September 2004 | by feundreSee all my reviews

This movie was brilliantly directed and very moving. Before watching this movie, I never knew the true story behind the creation of the gangs in California. My outlook on gangs was vague but very harsh. This film opened me up to a whole new world of insight on gangs and the man himself Stan "Tookie" Williams. This film showed me that with a positive influence anything is possible. This film should be watched by not only want to be gang members but children of all creeds and nationality. My kids watched this movie and were very moved by what they saw also. This movie gets two thumbs up for a well directed, well acted, well portrayed story of Mr. Williams. If i were offered the opportunity to meet him it would be an honor for not only myself, but my kids as well.


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