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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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(as Vondie Curtis Hall)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... O2
... Newscaster #1
... Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt ... Guard
... Coco
... Rock
... Lucky
... Newscaster #2
... Meat (as The Game)
... Fencing House Lady
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ... Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
... Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ... White Security Guard
... Bank Manager
... 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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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Universal [United States]

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23 June 2006 (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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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 »

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Fencing House Lady: Beauty is pain
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This Ain't a Game
Written by Jonathan Rotem, Trey Songz (as Tremain Neverson), Wish Bone (as Charles Schruggs),
Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Anderson) and Layzie Bone (as Steve Howse)
Performed by Lil' Eazy (as Lil' Eazy E) featuring Bone Thugs n Harmony (as Bone Thugz N' Harmony)
Lil' Eazy E appears courtesy of L.A. Entertainment/Virgin Records
Bone Thugz N' Harmony appears courtesy of Full Surface Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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another gangsta film
11 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Waist Deep is another in the never ending black gangster films depicting a group of people the simply don't exist anywhere. O2, the misunderstood ex-con trying to get his life back on track, gets car-jacked while his son is sleeping the back seat of the car. His son winds up in the hands of a gangster that owns the streets, dismembering and killing with impunity. O2 and his posse rob banks and rich people trying to get enough money to buy his son back. Lots of action and blood in a well made film with inadequate dialog. If you like lots of gangster speak and culture, you'll like this film. Otherwise, it's a lot like all the other gangster films out there – pick one.


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