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Blue Hill Avenue

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Overview

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Director at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, Blue Hill Avenue focuses on the rise of the drug trade in Boston, as seen through the eyes of three childhood friends. The time is the late '70s, and Tristan (Allen Payne), Money (Aaron D. Spears), E-Bone (William Johnson), and Simon (Michael Taliferro) are all high-school pals and petty thieves on the mean streets of the city's South Side. Their antics bring them to the attention of Benny (Clarence Williams III), a charismatic...
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Overview

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Director at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, Blue Hill Avenue focuses on the rise of the drug trade in Boston, as seen through the eyes of three childhood friends. The time is the late '70s, and Tristan (Allen Payne), Money (Aaron D. Spears), E-Bone (William Johnson), and Simon (Michael Taliferro) are all high-school pals and petty thieves on the mean streets of the city's South Side. Their antics bring them to the attention of Benny (Clarence Williams III), a charismatic drug dealer who takes the four friends under his wing. The most straight-and-narrow of the bunch, Tristan manages to keep his nefarious trade under the radar of his parents. As the years pass, however, the dealers introduce crack to their line of narcotics, and Tristan's sense of guilt over his neighborhood's demise leads to an inevitable betrayal of Benny, followed by a grisly showdown.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes with commentary; Audio commentary with Craig Ross, Jr., William I. Johnson, and Aaron D. Spears; Behind the scenes/final shot comparisons; The "Blue Hill" interviews; Scene index; Interactive motion menus
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • UPC: 012236141891
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,058

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Allen Payne Tristan
William Forsythe Brian Torrance
Aaron D. Spears Money
William L. Johnson E-Bone
Michael "Bear" Taliferro Simon
Clarence Williams III Benny
Michael A. Miranda Tony
Angelle Brooks
Andrew Divoff
Technical Credits
Craig Ross Jr. Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Carl Bartels Cinematographer
Cruel Timothy Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Mike Erwin Producer
Mark Holdom Executive Producer
Max Kirishima Producer
Jan Pomerans Score Composer
Rand Chortkoff Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Played [5:54]
2. Full Court Pressure [5:14]
3. Gangsters in Training [7:55]
4. A Losing Game [8:06]
5. Getting Serious [4:14]
6. The Price of Progress [2:40]
7. Too Legit [6:21]
8. Money or Love [5:18]
9. The War on Drugs [5:19]
10. A New Business Model [3:55]
11. Borrowed Time [2:46]
12. A Hunch [1:23]
13. A Shot of Jack [3:22]
14. Dancing for Dollars [2:52]
15. Nervous Minds [4:12]
16. Desperate Times [4:02]
17. Business and Pleasure [2:25]
18. Trust [3:41]
19. The Test of Paternity [7:03]
20. Ashes to Ashes [4:42]
21. Revenge Rounds [8:28]
22. The Cuban Deal [11:18]
23. Recorded Earlier [9:41]
24. Moving On [2:12]
25. End Credits [4:13]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes/Final Shot Comparisons
         Play All
         Trouble at the Barber Shop
         Tristan Confronts Benny
         E-Bone Shakedown
         Tristan Drive-by
         Tristan Blames Himself
         Benny Missed
         Warehouse Shootout
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Simon the Enforcer
         E-Bone and Grandma
         Young Simon Knows
         Director's Commentary On
         Director's Commentary Off
      The "Blue Hill" Interviews
      Trailer Gallery
         The Punisher
         Cutthroat Alley
         Redemption
      Blue Hill Avenue Trailer
   Set Up
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles
      5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
      2.0 Dolby Digital
      Audio Commentary With Craig Ross, Director, William L. Johnson as E-Bone and Aaron D. Spears as Money
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    One of the best movies I have ever seen, it is really deep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this movie is hot

    this is a must see, all the drugs and violence, u gotta see it. not because of the drugs and guns but because of Allen Payne.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a must see

    Yo you gotta see this. The movie is hot!!!

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