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February 6, 2012
Was bored one afternoon and watched this movie on Netflix streaming. Wasn't too bad of a movie. Granted the acting was very sub-par but it had a good story and kept my interest.
Super Reviewer
November 6, 2011
Tracks is the true story of a teenager in New Jersey who mindlessly flipped the switch on a track thinking it'd send it in the oppisite direction, rather, the train derailed and killed the conductor. This video follows one out of three of the boys that was some of the first to serve in the New Jersey State Prison, Maximum Security, as Juveniles.
The film is pretty emotional to watch as you get a glimpse at how easily an individual's life can be thrown upside down from the smallest bad decision (rather the result was intended or not). The struggle the juvenile faces prior and in prison is hard to watch, as well as the "Time" his family is spending as well, such as his mother and high school girlfriend while they are forced to watch their loved one suffer.
A student of Criminal Justice, this movie plays with my mind a bit, realizing the power our system holds in its hands when making pending on decisions of circumstance between cases that will rattle lives forever.
Waiting to see if the boy will survive is drawn out in just enough time that it keeps you on the edge of your seat and seeing the aftermath of the entire situation is rough but inspiring.
Pretty decent film! Ice-T makes a performance as a correction officer and sings some of the songs. A very well done movie like documentary of what goes on in prisons and those who are forced to do "Hard-Time".
Super Reviewer
½ February 6, 2010
Felt like a Lifetime movie of the week with a lot of swearing. Performances were alright, but Chris Gunn did not look like no 15 year old, more like 30. Had some decent moments and the acting was alright.
January 23, 2009
A typical Ice T Standard movie...CRAP...he's better in SVU
½ December 16, 2008
oh, and did I say bad? The acting is horrible and even if this is one of those low-budget films, the writing is so jumpy from one place to another that it seems either the writer or the director could not make up their mind what they wanted the movie to be.

The intent of what the movie wanted to portray was good, and even if not original, it can be done well, but it was not the case with this one.

Stay away from this track, it will just lead you to wasted time
May 6, 2008
A heartfelt reproduction of real life and what happens when society deems you 'a significant danger to others'. Shows how a single action can change lives forever.
½ January 26, 2008
I was actually embarrassed for ice-T while watching this. The acting was so horrible that I laughed through most of the movie. It's sad that this is a true story because the movie is ridiculously stupid and I'm pretty sure monkeys have more acting skills than most of the people in this, including the lead.
½ January 6, 2008
Kind of low budget.
Ice T was good.
January 6, 2008
Ice-T gives a good performance as a prison guard. Sadly enough this is a true story.
September 17, 2007
1 ov the best true storys iv seen
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