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Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Made in America (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 20 January 2008 (USA)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Stacy Peralta
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Jim Brown ... Himself
Tony Muhammad Tony Muhammad ... Himself (as Minister Tony Muhammad)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crips and Bloods: Made in America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,537, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,562, 29 March 2009
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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A must see
28 June 2009 | by Kellie StewartSee all my reviews

This was a superior movie. All gang members should watch it and see that what they're fighting for is nothing. This movie was an eyeopener and was very educational. It is sad that people are killing in and destroying their own neighborhoods. All of the years of fighting should have proved by now that nothing is gained with these deaths. The only hope is that the mothers only give birth to girls from here on and the females in these environments wise up and straighten things up. This fighting is not for honor or family. It is a testosterone battle that on one is winning. It is so sad that it takes the accidental murder of innocent children to open the gangs eyes, if only for a while. The government needs to implement something that will give these young men some pride and something to work toward besides daily survival. I was very moved by this movie.


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