The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

The Education of Sonny Carson

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A surprisingly long and worthwhile film, The Education of Sonny Carson is based on a true story. Rony Clanton stars as Carson, a product of the Brooklyn ghetto. After several years of gang and drug activities, Sonny is sobered by his horrendous experiences in prison. He puts his priorities in order and finds a "born again" purpose in life under his new name, Iwina Lmiri Abubadika. The film ends in the 1970s, long before Abubadika's controversial involvement in New York politics.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Fred Hudson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2002
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

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Cast


as Sonny Carson

as Pigliani

as Virginia

as Young Sonny

as Lil' Boy

as Lil' John

as Cousin Red

as Willie

as Sally Jean

as Psychiatrist

as Western Union Boy

as Lil' Boy's Mother

as Parole Board Chairma...

as Funeral Singer
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Critic Reviews for The Education of Sonny Carson

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

There's such a wealth of genuine anger and sadness underlying the film that it transcends [its] flaws.

Full Review… | October 26, 2007
All Movie Guide

The film leaves its heart out there for all to see.

Full Review… | February 18, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Education of Sonny Carson

A TRUE SOUL CLASSIC FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF 1970'S BLACK CIMEMA!

rayman0071
Mister Caple

Super Reviewer

Somebody stole this movie from me! I haven;t found another one since! This movie is good and brings back the memories of when jive was in! :)

rainydays5008
red injion

This movie is Ghetto Classic ! It could have been a four star but it drags on a bit and picks up again. Very raw for its time. The movie shows children cursing like sailors and depicts gang life in a raw tone. I liked this movie a lot but thought it could have been better.

beyonderburns
Brian Burns

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