Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington, D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

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Lior Geller

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Lior Geller (screenplay), Lior Geller (story) | 2 more credits »
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Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Daniel
David Castañeda ... Rincon (as David Castaneda)
Elijah Rodriguez ... Lucas
Nicholas Sean Johnny ... Miguel
Charlie MacGechan ... Jester
Joana Metrass ... Anna
Dean John-Wilson Dean John-Wilson ... Mousey
Jim Caesar ... Felix
Kerry Bennett ... Brenda
Uriel Emil ... Spider
Pablo Scola ... Padre Orelio
Robyn Cara ... Gabriela
Jacob Scipio ... Tomas
Joseph Long ... Luis
Tony Wredden Tony Wredden ... Carlo
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Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington, D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

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Every life is worth saving. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »
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David Castañeda and Elijah Rodriguez previous appeared together in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) as a drug cartel members. See more »

Goofs

In the 47th minute after Daniel has crashed the car, through the driver's side window one sees flames in the car, in front of Daniel. When he exits through the passenger side door, there are no flames within the car. See more »

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Winslow: People gotta understand in this world if people want to stay alive other people gotta get hurt
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Featured in Conan: Jean-Claude Van Damme/Sam Morril (2019) See more »

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Good news. A solid Van Damme flick in 2019.
2 March 2019 | by bcbell79See all my reviews

As a long time JCVD fan, from time to time I look up to see what he has coming out later in the year. I've been waiting to check out We Die Young since I found out about it last year. Since I grew up 20 minutes from Washington D.C. (not far from where the film takes place) I was extra curious about this one. Although not the actionfest I was originally hoping for, it turned out to be a surprisingly good film. Solid directing and acting make this one of the better Van Damme movies of the last decade. Nothing revolutionary, but an entertaining "day in the life" of a teenage gang member who suddenly tries to get his little brother out of the gang life. The films main character is a teenage drug runner for the MS13 gang in a D.C. neighborhood. The same day he is making the biggest "package" run of his life, some gang members decide to "jump in" his little brother. Deciding he doesn't want that life for his little brother, they try to take off, and things get hectic from there on out. Van Damme is a former marine, who was injured and lost his ability to speak (yes, Van Damme has no dialog in the film) and is now a junkie who buys from (and eventually helps) our teenage lead. Don't let that deter you, JCVD is in the whole movie, it follows both characters over the 24 hour period in which the film takes place. There isn't a single martial arts fight, but there is a good amount of violence from beatings, stabbings and shootouts. Van Damme gives a solid performance, especially for no dialog. If you just enjoy gang films it's worth giving it a watch. If you like JCVD movies than definitely check this one out, it's one of this best films in years.


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1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$143,837
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