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Heart, Baby (2017)

George and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer, with songwriter Doc as his cornerman. When George is offered freedom to ... See full summary »

Director:

Angela Shelton

Writer:

Angela Shelton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... George
Jackson Rathbone ... Doc
Shawn-Caulin Young ... Crystal
Ritchie Montgomery ... Warden Barry
Justice Leak ... Chase
Shaun Brown ... Bug
Michael Badalucco ... Sgt. Colby
Quinton Aaron ... K-Rod
Dana Gourrier ... Officer Francine
Big Freedia ... Dixie
Abraham Benrubi ... Tree
Mason O'Sullivan ... Gabby
Keir O'Donnell ... Randy
John Kap ... Wine-O
George Wilson George Wilson ... Butch
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George and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer, with songwriter Doc as his cornerman. When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics he shocks everyone by turning it down, sending Doc on a journey to discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and heart. Written by PR

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prison | f rated | boxing | See All (3) »

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The truth will knock you out. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Round Room Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Big Freedia's first acting gig playing someone other than herself. See more »

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Superbly acted, Beautifully writen and directed.
24 November 2018 | by AnnetteAndersenCatonSee all my reviews

Every once in a while, you see a film that changes you. It educates you or opens your heart to things you thought you were already educated and open about. "Heart, Baby" (written and directed by Angela Shelton) still has my heart reeling... If you care at all about Transgender rights and prison reform, please see this film. If you think our prison systems are just fine, see it anyway...Heart, Baby will change your mind about what you think you know. It's just that good!

The acting is superb, and Shawn-Caulin Young's performance is epic. Beautifully written, directed and filmed, this is a story that will pull on your heat strings. The trailer makes it seem like this is a boxing movie, but it's about so much more and based on a true story. Happy to see it's going into wider release because independent filmmakers brave enough to tell stories like this need our support. Don't miss this film!


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