The Education of Sonny Carson (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

The Education of Sonny Carson

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Based on the autobiography of Sonny Carson, this grim drama presents a wrenchingly realistic view of life in a Brooklyn ghetto. After several years of gang and drug activities, Carson is sobered by his horrendous experiences in prison. He puts his priorities in order and mends his ways.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Fred Hudson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2002
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Rony Clanton
as Sonny Carson
Don Gordon
as Pigliani
Joyce Walker
as Virginia
Thomas Hicks
as Young Sonny
Jerry Bell
as Lil' Boy
Roger Hill
as Lil' John
Jess Bolero
as Cousin Red
Eleanora Douglas
as Sally Jean
Clifton Steere
as Psychiatrist
Dennis Keir
as Western Union Boy
Linda Hopkins
as Lil' Boy's Mother
Mervyn Nelson
as Parole Board Chairma...
Ellerinei
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

It's been a long time since I've seen it but I do remember liking it a great deal when I was much younger. I do need to see it again to see how it hits me now.

mixtuer4u
Magic M

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
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