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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)





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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.more
Rating: R (for strong violence, language, drug content and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Craig Ross Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 23, 2003
Artisan Entertainment


Allen Payne
as Tristan
William Forsythe
as Det. Torrance
Andrew Divoff
as Det. Tyler
Pooch Hall
as Billy `Schlep Rock' ...
Brandon Hammond
as Young E. Bone
Richard Lawson
as Uncle Rob
Nicole McLean
as Monica Dahl
Craig Ross Jr.
as Man at the Window
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Critic Reviews for Blue Hill Avenue

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (4)

A demanding, intelligent film of considerable complexity and of sufficient seriousness to justify its 128-minute running time.

Full Review… | September 24, 2003
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The film is naive in its glorification of violence and vengeance.

Full Review… | September 24, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

September 25, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Blue Hill Avenue


A truly timeless and beautifully detailed crime saga...performances from performers must be seen and what they went through will be felt to the core of your soul. Possess will remember it forever.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer


this was a good movie ...too bad they didnt get the support and promotion they needed to make it a great movie... it has a little of something in there for everyone...doesnt matter your view...likes or dislikes..... you will find some of both.....hope you enjoy or at least watch

joe b

I didn't know it was CJ Payne from "Meet the Paynes" Movie was a cheap gangster movie. Payne just doesn't portray a drug dealer to me.

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