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Time Out says

A stylish, affecting, ingeniously plotted first feature in which a 12-year-old black kid, beset by drug-dealers, a junkie sister, and his clean-living aunt, struggles to put his life in order by means of lessons he's learned from his chess-playing dad. Yakin never settles for the easy, last-minute moralising and macho posturing that has afflicted much of the otherwise intriguing new black cinema; here, story and character take priority, helped no end by Nelson's quiet, riveting central performance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:112 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Boaz Yakin
  • Screenwriter:Boaz Yakin
  • Cast:
    • Sean Nelson
    • Giancarlo Esposito
    • Samuel L Jackson
    • N'Bushe Wright
    • Ron Brice
    • Jean LaMarre
    • Luis Lantigua
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