The Fence (1994)





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This drama quietly comments upon urban American life while depicting the sad life of a young man gone astray who tries to reclaim his life and fails. Terry Griff has just been released from prison after serving 13 years for stabbing his abusive father in self-defense and subsequently stabbing a guard while he was in his teens. He is determined to stay clean, but it isn't easy. Living in Chicago, he calls up the sister-in-law of his best friend who died in prison. He then gets a job. He really tries. But when his parole officer rips him off, Terry tries to strangle him. He escapes into a life of crime and gets involved in a robbery with a street hustler.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Billy Wirth
as Terry
Erica Gimpel
as Jackie
Lorenzo Clemons
as Arthur Price
Stacy Logan
as T.J.Griff
Anne Jacques
as Terry's Mom
Suli McCullough
as Bobby Styles
Freddy Rodriguez
as Young Terry Griff
Jim Foley
as Animal
David Razowsky
as Bet Taker
Clifton Williams
as Dancing Inmate
Bill McGough
as Mr. Kubrick
Neil Flynn
as Dominick
Victor Cole
as Duty Officer
Bernard Mixon
as Minister
Mark Lane
as Jerry Reston
Crystal Laws Green
as Lorraine Reston
Joy Cohen
as Sylvia
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