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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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O2
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Newscaster #1
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Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt ...
Guard
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Newscaster #2
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Meat (as The Game)
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DeWayne Turrentine Jr. ...
Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
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Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston ...
White Security Guard
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Bank Manager
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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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His son. His life. His freedom. He's taking them all back. See more »


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

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

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

Quotes

O2: Who's down there?
Coco: It's about six of them. Three little niggas and three hood rats.
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References Set It Off (1996) See more »

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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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Drowns in Incompetence.
26 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

An ex-con (Tyrese Gibson) trying to go straight is pulled back into the life after his young son (Henry Hunter Hall) is kidnapped by an urban gang led by a sadistic machete-wielding boss (The Game). Throw in red-hot small-time hustler Meagan Good and borderline alcoholic Larenz Tate (as Gibson's inept cousin) and we have a typical modern-day crime picture that has lots more bullets than brains. Gibson and Good make an alluring couple, but neither have much talent in the end. The Game is down-right creepy and Tate seems like he is just going through the motions after successful roles in "Ray" and "Crash". "Waist Deep" stays at an adequate spot for a good portion of its running time, but then finally sinks with an unwanted and ridiculous final act. Will definitely be mentioned with the lesser productions of the year. 2 stars out of 5.


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