Doing Hard Time (2004)





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A man turns to crime in the name of justice in this hard-hitting drama. Michael (Boris Kodjoe) was a good father and a law-abiding citizen until the day his seven-year-old son was accidentally killed in an exchange of gunfire between two gangs of drug dealers. Michael became obsessed with seeing the gunmen brought to justice, but when the murder charges were dropped and the shooters were given a short sentence for drug possession, Michael decided to take matters into his own hands. Michael commits a crime so that he will be placed in the same prison as the men who took his son's life; once there, he can take their lives in exchange for the life they took. But Michael seriously underestimates the ruthlessness of the prison population and must fight for his own survival before he can carry out his plan. Doing Hard Time also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Bauer, and Sticky Fingaz.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Michael K. Williams
as Curtis Craig
Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones
as Eddie Mathematic
Reagan Gomez-Preston
as Rayvon Jones
Giancarlo Esposito
as Capt. Pierce
Steven Bauer
as Det. Anthony Wade
Marcello Thedford
as Toure Smalls
David Banks
as Chris
Patrice Fisher
as Lt. Elaine Lodge
Christian Levatino
as Off. Clayton
Mya Michaels
as District Attorney
Emilio Rivera
as David Teal
Boris Kodjoe
as Michael
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Fair story. The acting is below par and a film like this needs strong performances. Some okay action scenes, the plot has been done frequently before. Nothing special.

James Higgins
James Higgins

this movie is good and sad at the same time no parent have to bury their child but getting revenage isnt going to bring his son back

Sherrell Brand
Sherrell Brand

I really only watched this one because Boris Kodjoe is in it! It is actually a pretty decent movie, that keeps you interested. A single father's only son is shot during a mishandled drug transaction, the two guys responsible were charged only with drug trafficing. He intentionally gets arrested in hopes of taking care of the situation himself. I think it has a good storyline & some of the characters & situations are unforgettable. I think it also has a strong message behind it when everything is said & done.

*~Beautifully Broken~*
*~Beautifully Broken~*

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