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Waist Deep (2006)

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An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Director:

Vondie Curtis-Hall (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Writers:

Vondie Curtis-Hall (screenplay) (as Vondie Curtis Hall), Darin Scott (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrese Gibson ... O2
Shawn Parr ... Newscaster #1
Henry Hunter Hall ... Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt Johnny C. Pruitt ... Guard
Meagan Good ... Coco
Darris Love ... Rock
Larenz Tate ... Lucky
William Duffy ... Newscaster #2
Game ... Meat (as The Game)
Kimora Lee Simmons ... Fencing House Lady
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ... Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
Paul Terrell Clayton ... Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston Ray Bengston ... White Security Guard
Earl Minfield ... Bank Manager
Dagmar Stansova ... Bank Woman
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Storyline

In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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chase | shootout | money | drugs | gang | See All (95) »

Taglines:

His son. His life. His freedom. He's taking them all back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,404,180, 25 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,318,194, 30 July 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Junior is played by the son of writer/director Vondie Curtis-Hall. See more »

Goofs

During the money and kid exchange scene, the boy's backpack appears and disappears before he is released. See more »

Quotes

O2: Hello
Lucky: Not now, O. Imma call you back.
Meat: [Chops arm, people gasps, man groans] See this right here?
O2: The fuck is that noise?
Lucky: Nothing. Meet me in the spot in 15 minutes.
Meat: This a dumb nigga. And this what happens to dumb nigga who don't pay their taxes. Every liquor store, grocery store, and every motherfucking restaurant around here owes me!
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Connections

Features Blind Date (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn They Lights Out
Written by Russell Brown, Vince Langston and Stacey Wagner
Performed by Chico & Coolwadda
Chico appears courtesy of Valentino Entertainment Group
Coolwadda appears courtesy of Assault Entertainment
Under license from Ford Music Services
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Puzzling
14 October 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

WAIST DEEP follows a tried and true formula: Ex-con's son is kidnapped by his ex-partner in crime, a ransom is demanded, the ex-con works diligently to put together the ransom while doing his best to undermine his old partner, and there's a final showdown between them. The kid is cute, the ex-con is an impressive slab of beef, the former partner is suitably menacing and fugly beyond belief, and of course there's a pretty female to help things along. The formula works most of the time, but the movie is so predictable that in the end I asked myself why I bothered to rent it. There is a heckuva car chase near the end that sort of makes up for a dull middle. The movie, which could have just as easily starred Bruce Willis or Mel Gibson in his prime, clearly was aimed at an urban audience even though it was heavily marketed as a mainstream flick. That's why I rented it. It could have been a lot worse, I suppose.


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