Monday, April 28, 2008

Redemption (2003) R - 3 Stars

Based on a true story of the Crips gang founder "Tookie" Williams though a lot of liberties are taken with the facts in this movie. and Jamie Foxx is really good playing the lead role.

Stan "Tookie" Williams (Jamie Foxx), at the age of 17, co-founded the infamous Crips street gang and by 1971 the Crips became one of the most powerful gangs in the country. In 1987, Tookie was sentenced to death row in San Quentin prison. From the prison walls, Tookie wrote children's books teaching them how to love each other and stay out of gangs. He received three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is his story....

FX Movie
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Writer: J.T. Allen
Producers: Sue Bugden, Eva Garofalo
I viewed 1/08

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