Monday, May 5, 2008

Squeeze (1996) NR - 2½ Stars

Squeeze was based on a true story of a youth center trying to change the lives of young boys. The story centers around three 14 year old teenage boys from the ghetto, Tyson (Tyrone Burton) African American, Hector (Eddie Cutanda) Latino, and Bao (Phuong Duong) Vietnamese. The boys try and work normal teen jobs in the daytime but by night are they're on the streets selling drugs.

The leader of a youth club J.J. (Geoffrey Rhue), tries to keep the boys on the straight and narrow by offering them a different choices to what they are doing now. At this club they can become a "Red Shirt" the good kids keeping off and getting rid of drugs in the neighborhood. While the boys are determine to do the right thing, their past drug partners don't take to kind to it.

1997 - Squeeze - Independent Spirit Award - Best Ensemble Acting

Miramax Films
Director: Robert Patton-Spruill
Writer: Robert Patton-Spruill
Producers: Garen Topalian, Stephanie Danan, Patricia Moreno
I viewed 8/07

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