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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

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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".

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Buddy Giovinazzo

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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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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

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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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Color
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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 »

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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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Overdone To the Max
9 January 2010 | by halfrocentric1975See all my reviews

First off let me say that I used to live where this movie was filmed and its some what like that but this movie is madness maxed out. Its really not like that. They show these people has having no humanity what so ever. That couldn't be farther from the truth. Bad things do happen but when u live in a neighborhood no matter how down trodden the people are still your neighbors. You have to live with those people. They show crackheads as just animals with no souls. Its not true.

Another reviewer said that it was unreal because the transgender character was beautiful. He's obviously not been around many trans women or seen many. There are some trans women who are absolutely stunning like the character in this film.

Again this movie is gritty but its sensationalism. I also resent that the only redeemable characters are white people. All the black men are barbaric and the white are more docile. This is not true. I'm sick of seeing this mess in films.


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