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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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hood | chase | shootout | money | drugs | See All (96) »

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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:

Waist Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,452,000, 25 June 2006

Gross USA:

$21,344,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,353,303
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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

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

References Halo 2 (2004) 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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Drowns in Incompetence.
26 June 2006 | by tfrizzellSee 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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