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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 June 2009 (USA)
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Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Director:

Buddy Giovinazzo

Writer:

Buddy Giovinazzo (based on his novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Ross ... Romeo
Stephanie Lugo Stephanie Lugo ... Debbie
Maurice Blake Maurice Blake ... Brazil
Omar Regan ... Cremont
Jeffrey Lorenzo ... Soby
Victor Rasuk ... Manny
Tony Plana ... Lou
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Betty McBain
Melissa Wilfley ... Fay
Ten Travis ... Ceasar
Shannyn Sossamon ... Concetta
Gavin and Noah Enriquez Gavin and Noah Enriquez ... Ramon
Elena Franklin ... Melody Amber
Marci Canipe Marci Canipe ... Melody's Mom
Quddus ... Terrance (as Quddus Philippe)
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Storyline

Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be cool. You're so cool. Life is cool in Cracktown.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive language

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Веселая жизнь в Крэктауне See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The dude that robs Manny the first time is Carmine Giovinazzo (Detective Danny Messer from CSI: NY (2004)), cousin of the director, Buddy Giovinazzo. See more »

Quotes

Benny: Marybeth, I know what I am. Don't think for a second that I don't, 'cus I do. Like when I hear you and Ridley talking to some of the other girls, things yous able to talk about
[shrugs]
Benny: you're smart, you got schooling, you know things. Me, what do I know... I know that being with me must be like being with a retard. I look in the mirror sometimes, I wonder what you're doin with me. I know you do, too. When the day comes, you find somebody better, 'cus one day that will happen, I ain't gonna give...
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Raw, hard, violent truth
18 December 2010 | by bluntineyeSee all my reviews

A previous reviewer said this was a terrible movie, blah, blah, blah. I found it to be a hard look at what drugs do to people and that its not just one type of person. The first scene was a girl getting raped which is very disturbing. I think this sets a disgusted mood from the get go. I do not think it was needed much, but it is powerfully disturbing. The movies character selection is good, unlike what the other reviewer said. I disagree with everything from that previous viewer. That person must not be from the streets or knows much of anything about drugs. If your into seeing movies like 'Kids' this is comparable. I have no issue with the violence, but the showing of the entire rape is not needed. Crack kills and its not just for Wall Street f'ups!


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