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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.

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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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Plot Keywords:

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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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Arnold Vosloo, of THE MUMMY fame, filmed many scenes as one of the detectives after Gibson and all his scenes and his story-line were deleted. The deleted scenes can be seen in it's entirety on the DVD deleted scenes menu. See more »

Goofs

When O2 first gets his car stolen, he fairly quickly gets up and runs at top speed for many blocks and when he finally gives up, Coco is right there. How did she get so far away from where she talked to him in his car in the time it took him to run there? See more »

Quotes

Lucky: The fuck happened to you? Where little man at?
O2: If your punk ass would have showed up like I asked you to, none of this shit would've happened! What the fuck are you thinking?
Lucky: Get off me!
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Connections

References Set It Off (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Girl
Written by Leroy Austin, Christopher Featherstone, Amina Buddafly (as Aminata Schmahl), Safietou Schmahl, Fabolous (as John Jackson) and Nastacia Kendall
Performed by Black Buddafly featuring Fabolous
Courtesy of The Russell Simmons Music Group/Island Def Jam
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It sure isn't 'Deep' but it's a fun ride
23 June 2006 | by jazniSee all my reviews

This isn't a great movie but it's good, fun, mindless entertainment.

I'm a huge fan of "Gridlock'd" and went into this film expecting a clever take on the action genre from Vondie Curtis Hall. What I got was an action-packed movie that borrowed from many films before it; its saving grace is its urban twist, the tongue in cheek humor (Kimora Lee's cameo is priceless) and its stars, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good and Larenz Tate. If you're fans of either actor, you'll allow yourself to believe the unbelievable moments--and there are many of them.

The action is non-stop, the hip hop soundtrack delivers in all the right places and you could plant a pretty garden in the plot holes but you'll certainly get your money's worth with the gunfights, beautiful people and adrenaline racing chase scenes--and in the end, isn't that what action films are all about?


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