Redemption

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director Vondie Curtis Hall, film editor Terilyn Shropsire and co-producer Barbara Becnel; Audio message from Stan "Tookie" Williams
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • UPC: 024543131908
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: EspaƱol
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,519

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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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen Version
1. Opening Credits [2:38]
2. Book Proposal [1:49]
3. Incarcerated [5:09]
4. In the Hole [5:06]
5. The Word [4:19]
6. First Meeting [6:28]
7. History of the Crips [8:12]
8. Abandoned [5:41]
9. William's Words [8:18]
10. "Give Me the Gun" [1:38]
11. Message of Peace [3:46]
12. Put to Death [2:51]
13. For Young Readers [3:45]
14. Winnie Mandela's Visit [2:44]
15. Nobel Peace Nomination [2:26]
16. Appeal Denied [4:59]
17. Visit From Mom [2:53]
18. Moving Day [2:36]
19. Personal Attack [4:29]
20. "My Word" [3:49]
21. The True Meaning [3:42]
22. Reaching Out [2:17]
23. Personal Redemption [2:07]
24. End Credits [1:07]
Side #2 -- Full Screen Version
1. Opening Credits [2:38]
2. Book Proposal [1:49]
3. Incarcerated [5:09]
4. In the Hole [5:06]
5. The Word [4:19]
6. First Meeting [6:28]
7. History of the Crips [8:12]
8. Abandoned [5:41]
9. William's Words [8:18]
10. "Give Me the Gun" [1:38]
11. Message of Peace [3:46]
12. Put to Death [2:51]
13. For Young Readers [3:45]
14. Winnie Mandela's Visit [2:44]
15. Nobel Peace Nomination [2:26]
16. Appeal Denied [4:59]
17. Visit From Mom [2:53]
18. Moving Day [2:36]
19. Personal Attack [4:29]
20. "My Word" [3:49]
21. The True Meaning [3:42]
22. Reaching Out [2:17]
23. Personal Redemption [2:07]
24. End Credits [1:07]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen Version
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Languages
      Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Audio: English Dolby Surround
      Audio: Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
       Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel: On
       Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel: Off
      A Message by Stan "Tookie" Williams: Audio With Running Still Gallery
      A Message About Redemption by Stan "Tookie" Williams
Side #2 -- Full Screen Version
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Languages
      Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Audio: English Dolby Surround
      Audio: Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
       Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel: On
       Commentary by Vondie Curtis-Hall, Terilyn Shropshire, and Barbara Becnel: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truthfull

    This movie was so real it realy shows you what really happens on the street. The #1 reason I recomend this movie because it is a tru story and shows you how a person can change their life and help others change theirs. I would recomend this film to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Redemption is Real

    I watched this movie and it was so real!!. I truly believe in redemption and Stanley Tookie Williams has been a positive force to help stop gang violence and bring peace. The scene with bloods and crips meeting in the same room was awesome. I will recommend this movie to all my friends.

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