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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stan 'Tookie' Williams
... Barbara Becnel
... Charles Becnel
... Young Stan Williams (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Brenda Bazinet ... Barbara's Agent
... Tony Bogard (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Greg Ellwand ... Prison Chief
... Winnie Mandela
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mrs. Williams
... Jim Kates
... Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre ... 17yr. Old Ray Washington
Vibert Cobham ... Buddha
David Fraser ... Strange Man
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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3 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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16 year old opinion.. fantastic
11 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

i am only 16 and always watch movies. My family gets dvds pretty much everyday so in my video shop i have literally seen nearly everyone. This one is different. It is a real & meaningful story leaving us thinking and learning more as the movie went by. For the people who live the life he grew up in, the meaning of the movie is something I'm sure they will think about. World Peace isn't going to happen overnight. We all know that. But to look at this mans awful life and know that if we keep on hating, we may lead the same life one day. if not us maybe our future children- thats scary. Stan Williams woke up his neighborhood to a life of crime and later did all he could to save them.. he is a hero and this movie touched my heart.


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