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LUV (2012)

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LUV is a movie starring Common, Michael Rainey Jr., and Dennis Haysbert. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Woody
Tracey Heggins ... Leslie
... Vincent
... Grandma Beanie
... Cosmo
... Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ... Kink
... Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ... Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ... Receptionist
... Arthur
... Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ... Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley ... Dunbar Assistant Coach
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.

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Crime | Drama

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

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1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Урок от дяди Винсента  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,657, 18 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$138,634, 27 January 2013
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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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Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Here We Are
Written and Produced by Blaqstarr, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Co-Written and Co-Produced by Nicholas Ruth, Rip Ruth (ASCAP)
Co-Produced by Thunderbird Juicebox, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Blaqstarr
Performed by Blaqstarr for Starr Productions, LLC
Courtesy of N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
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Innocence and Experience
18 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Not that it would be useful information generally, but this kept me interested from beginning to end. I doubt that a big financial return was a factor in signing up the cast, it was probably a joy to have the chance to be in something like this. It made me think about how the kind of life on view perpetuates. I can see something like this going into the mix that shapes how I act and react. If there's a gun control group that screens or recommends films, this one would be on their list; a gun rights group, probably not. There are special features available here which highlight the respect the main players have for one another. Common and Michael Rainey Jr. are singled out in small separate pieces. I did not take the film as pure realism, still all hands brought the story vividly to life. Many including myself will be looking forward to future work from director Sheldon Candis, Michael and Common.


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