South Central (1992)




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An ex-con gangster-turned-Muslim turns his life around, struggles to keep his son from making the same mistakes as he did and attempts to save him from his old Los Angeles street gang. This inner city drama is based on school teacher Donald Bakeer's book, Crips.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Stephen Milburn Anderson, Steve Anderson, Stephen Anderson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 1999
Warner Home Video


as Bobby Johnson

as Ray Ray

as Carole

as Baby Jimmie

as Baby Jimmie

as Girl in Club

as Broken Nose

as Undercover Cop

as Detective

as Jimmie (age 10)

as 1st Prison Guard

as Willie Manchester

as Willie's Wife

as Neighbor Lady

as 1st Policeman

as Nurse Shelly

as 2nd Prison Guard

as Dr. King

as Parole Officer

as 2nd Policeman

as Local Tough

as Young Boy

as 1st Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for South Central

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 18, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for South Central


Now this is Gangsta...Drama 4 your Mama Type...Good 4 old and young ^_^

EightThirty .

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This has been sitting on my shelf and I haven't seen it years. I forgot how good this movie really is. It 's a great depiction of a true story and was very underrated at the time of it's release.

Of all of the 90's gang drama films i have seen, this was the most powerful for some reason. Great acting and story had me drawn in the whole time. No matter how gangsta you are, you may just tear up a bit... DEUCE

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