Back in the Day (2004)





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A young man is torn by divided loyalty in this hard-edged urban drama. Reggie (Ja Rule) was raised by his father (Giancarlo Esposito) after a violent incident in the neighborhood where he lived with his mother (Pam Grier). While Reggie has been encouraged to take up a life of crime by his older friend and street mentor J-Bone (Ving Rhames), his father thinks Reggie has a good head for business and urges him to use his smarts rather than his gun. When Reggie's father is murdered, J-Bone takes the young man under his wing, but as a consequence of their friendship, Reggie is linked to the killing of a local preacher -- whose daughter (Tatyana Ali) is Reggie's girlfriend.
R (for language throughout, sexual content and some bloody violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Ja Rule
as Reggie
Ving Rhames
as J-Bone
Pam Grier
as Reggie's Mother
Tatyana Ali
as Alicia
Giancarlo Esposito
as Reggie's Father
Frank Langella
as Lieutenant Hudson
Joe Morton
as Reverend Packer
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Decent crime drama, Ving Rhames made this movie. ...and Tatyana Ali and Tia Carrere are sexy as hell.

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Excellent film, very good story but not too moralistic. Good viewing.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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