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Ghett'a Life (2011)

TV-MA | | Action, Drama | 2 December 2011 (UK)
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A ghetto teenager battles against the odds to become a boxing champion.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Winston Bell Winston Bell ... Manuel - Coach
Kevoy Burton Kevoy Burton ... Derrick
O'Daine Clarke O'Daine Clarke ... Big Toe
Carl Davis Carl Davis ... Lenford
Hugh Douse Hugh Douse ... Community Person #2
Chris M. Hutchinson Chris M. Hutchinson ... Tek It
Chris McFarlane Chris McFarlane ... Don Sin
Teddy Price Teddy Price ... Jingles
Karen Robinson ... Dawn
Lenford Salmon Lenford Salmon ... M.P. Hewlett
Lisa Williams Lisa Williams ... Camella
Kadeem Wilson Kadeem Wilson ... Gully Rat
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Ghetto teenager Derrick longs to be a professional boxer and represent Jamaica at the Olympics, but the gym that will make him a contender is in the opposing 'garrison' community, which means he has to risk his life in order to follow his dream. Ghett'a Life explores the hypocrisy of Jamaican politics, as power crazy 'dons', manipulate MPs and kill anyone who refuses to obey them. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama

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Country:

Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Viver na Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,966
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Jamrock Films See more »
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Great true Jamaican movie! 5/10
7 July 2013 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: I quite enjoyed this movie because it didn't glorify the violence in Jamaica, like many other films do, and it shows that some people can find there way out of the ghetto. As I have Jamaican parents, I didn't have to bother with the annoying subtitles and I was able to understand the many complex situations. The director put the movie together well and he made the audience care about what happens to the main character who was just looking for a way out. I also enjoyed the cinematography which made the movie more believable and it brought back some good memories. I think that people will find something that they will enjoy in the film because it covers a wide spectrum of life in Jamaica. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: A lot of people that watch the movie will have to use the subtitles because some of the twang is quite coarse and the characters talk quite fast. The political problems in Jamaica, still exist and there is a major divide between the 2 parties, which is premise of the movie so the situation is very real. I just hope that the film gets the viewers that it deserved.

Budget: $1.2million Worldwide Gross: N/A

I recommend this movie to people who are into Jamaican movies of a young boy trying to get out of the ghetto. 5/10


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