Redemption

Redemption

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Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Winnie Mandela

     
 

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Actor/filmmaker Vondie Curtis-Hall directs the made-for-TV biopic Redemption, based on a true story. Jamie Foxx plays Stan "Tookie" Williams, the founder of the notorious L.A. street gang the Crips. Incarcerated at San Quentin on a multiple-murder charge, Tookie focuses his leadership abilities on running the prison. Meanwhile, Professor Barbara Becnel (LynnSee more details below

Overview

Actor/filmmaker Vondie Curtis-Hall directs the made-for-TV biopic Redemption, based on a true story. Jamie Foxx plays Stan "Tookie" Williams, the founder of the notorious L.A. street gang the Crips. Incarcerated at San Quentin on a multiple-murder charge, Tookie focuses his leadership abilities on running the prison. Meanwhile, Professor Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield) tries to contact him for an interview as she researches her next book. However, he refuses to help her. When a fellow inmate passes him a dictionary, he starts a process of self education. Eventually, he becomes willing to talk to Becnel, leading him to a reformation and new career as a children's book writer and youth activist. Redemption was shown at the Sundance Film Festival before its television premiere on FX in 2004.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2004
UPC:
0024543131908
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:33:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Foxx Stan "Tookie" Williams
Lynn Whitfield Prof. Barbara Becnel
Winnie Mandela CCH Pounder
Lee Thompson Young Charles Becnel
Brenden Jefferson Stan "Tookie" Williams (young),Young Stan Williams
Brenda Bazinet Barbara's Agnet
Wes "Maestro" Williams Tony Bogard
Greg Ellwand Prison Chief
CCH Pounder Winnie Mandela
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins Mrs. Williams
Tom Barnett Jim Kates
Karl Campbell Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre Ray Washington (age 17)
Vincent Cobham Buddha
Kahmaara Armatrading Stan Williams (ages 9-12)
Philip Craig Warden Gomez
Rosemary Dunsmore Warden Woodford
Shane Daly Assoc. Warden Scanlon
Calvin Green Balfour Armstrong
Alison MacLeod Mrs. Moore
John Bayliss Robert Lee Morgan
Barbara Gordon Mrs. Morgan
Derek Keurvost Prof. Keach

Technical Credits
Vondie Curtis-Hall Director
J.T. Allen Screenwriter
Barbara Becnel Co-producer
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Sue Bugden Producer
Frederick Capitelli Executive Producer
Maria Capitelli Executive Producer
Robin D. Cook Casting
Eva Garofalo Producer
David Greene Cinematographer
Dave Hackel Art Director
David Hackl Production Designer
David Harckel Art Director
Thomas Hudderley Sound/Sound Designer
Jon Katzman Executive Producer
Jaime Rucker King Executive Producer
Marcus King Executive Producer
John Rucker King Executive Producer
Rudy Langlais Executive Producer
Robi Reed Casting
Terilyn A. Shropshire Editor
Van Spurgeon Executive Producer

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