An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

Director:

Sheldon Candis

Writers:

Sheldon Candis (screenplay), Justin Wilson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rainey Jr. ... Woody
Tracey Heggins Tracey Heggins ... Leslie
Common ... Vincent
Lonette McKee ... Grandma Beanie
Grover Coulson ... Cosmo
Charles S. Dutton ... Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ... Kink
Clark Johnson ... Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman Malcolm C. Berman ... Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby Robin Frisby ... Receptionist
Danny Glover ... Arthur
Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones Cyrus Jones ... Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley Michael Finley ... Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings Brandon Jennings ... B.J.
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

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Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Common says Tupac was the greatest rapper, it's a little known fact that Tupac use to live in Baltimore, the town in which this movie is filmed. See more »

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Featured in The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Glósóli
Written and Performed by Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
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A surprise!
29 January 2016 | by Arenas4812See all my reviews

I expected this film to be entirely different based off of the title cover and the description. It was really good. Common plays a father figure to Mikael Phiper(?). This movie does a good job at tackling complex issues in a tough economy. Especially if one only knows a jail lifestyle. The scenery was very interesting to look at, if you're not familiar with Baltimore. Fish and Danny Glover play old foes to Common's character. He wears an executive suit while driving a brand new Mercedes Benz. But they live in a slum house.. I kind of get the visual symbolism through it.Although it was a bit cheesy. The lengths he goes through to bond with his nephew while while battling Baltimore's banks and gangs are pretty interesting. It's worth a look.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

LUV See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,194, 20 January 2013

Gross USA:

$156,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,996
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2.35 : 1
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