South Central

South Central

Director: Steve Anderson, Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham

Cast: Steve Anderson, Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham

     
 

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Glenn Plummer delivers a powerful performance in this angry film based on Crips, a novel written by South Central Los Angeles high school teacher Donald Baker, and directed by Steve Anderson, who served time in prison. Plummer plays Bobby, a young black man trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of hatred, incarceration, and bloodshed. On his first day out of prison, he

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Glenn Plummer delivers a powerful performance in this angry film based on Crips, a novel written by South Central Los Angeles high school teacher Donald Baker, and directed by Steve Anderson, who served time in prison. Plummer plays Bobby, a young black man trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of hatred, incarceration, and bloodshed. On his first day out of prison, he comes back to the streets of South Central LA and the only family he knows --the gang. He finds that his best friend Ray-Ray (Byron Keith Minns) is now the leader of the Deuces. Ray-Ray, with plenty of sweet talk, easily talks Bobby into committing a murder, killing a rival gang leader. But before the killing Bobby finds that his girlfriend Carole (LaRita Shelby) has given birth to his son. He also sees that she is becoming too dependent on her drug supply. After the killing, Bobby is hauled back into jail for a ten-year stretch. In jail, Bobby undergoes a transformation. Introduced to the Muslim community and mentored by an older convict named Ali (Carl Lumbly), Bobby begins to read W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King. He learns about self-respect and how gangs use people like him. When he is once again released from prison, Bobby is a new man. But South Central has gone from bad to worse. Carole, now completely addicted to cocaine, works as a hooker to support her habit. He also discovers that Ray-Ray has recruited his 10-year-old son Jimmie (Christian Coleman) as a junior gang member, stealing car stereos. Jimmie looks upon Ray-Ray as a role model and Bobbie must find a way to save his child from the violent and doomed future of a gang member.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1997
UPC:
0085391537632
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Plummer Bobby Johnson
Byron Minns Ray Ray
Lexie Bigham Bear
Vincent Craig Dupree Loco
LaRita Shelby Carole
Kevin Best Genie Lamp
Allan Hatcher Baby Jimmie
Christian Coleman Jimmie-Age 10
Ivory Ocean Willie Manchester
Starletta DuPois Nurse Shelly
Carl Lumbly Ali
Jaki Brown-Karman Actor
A. Michael Lerner Broken Nose
"Big Daddy" Wayne Henchman
Clynell Jackson Intern
Baldwin C. Sykes Ken Dog
Rana Mack Girl in Club
Diane Manzo Undercover Cop
Sal Landi Detective
Leonard Boyles Termite
Terrence Williams Boody
Reginald T. Dorsey Bastille
Tim de Zarn Buddha
Julius Le Flore 1st Prison Guard
Vickilyn Reynolds Willie's Wife
Linda Fontanette Neighbor Lady
Richard G. Camphuis 1st Policeman
George Mulholland 2nd Prison Guard
Darren Leong Kim
Lanier Edwards Muslim
Donald Bakeer Dr. King
Bonnie Oda Homsey Patty Chin
Mark E. Anderson Sakett
Ron Chovance Parole Officer
Michael McNab 2nd Policeman
Eugene Williams Local Tough
Musa Bakeer Young Boy

Technical Credits
Steve Anderson Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Lowell D. Blank Producer
Andrew D. Brothers Art Director
Phillip Christon Asst. Director
Brad M. Gilbert Producer
Marina Kieser Production Designer
Charlie Lieberman Cinematographer
David Brian Miller Production Designer
Steve Nevius Editor
Oliver Stone Producer
Michael Spielberg Producer
Paul Staples Special Effects
William B. Steakley Producer
Caroline Stover Set Decoration/Design
Tim Truman Score Composer
Mary Law Weir Costumes/Costume Designer
Janet Yang Producer

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