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Another depressing movie about a youth gang. This group steals cars. Although praised for its realism, the film depicts all the cops as (white, male) villains and all the car thieves as unrepentant criminals, so there's no one you can really root for. The acting is good (Gabriel Casseus received a nomination for his debut performance as Midget at the Sundance Film Festival), but the pervasive mood is one of total despair, unrelieved by any remedy except LEAVING. Spike Lee served as executive producer.

1995 (R) 98m/C Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Andre Moore, Donald Adeosun Faison, Conrad Meertin Jr., Deven Eggleston, Gwen McGee, Koran C. Thomas, Samantha Brown, Christine Baranski, Robert Jason Jackson, Roscoe Orman, Dwight Errington Myers, Gary DeWitt Marshall; D: Nick Gomez; W: Nick Gomez, Michel Marriott; C: Adam Kimmel; M: Wendy Blackstone. Nominations: Independent Spirit Awards ‘96: Debut Performance (Casseus). VHS, LV, Closed Caption, DVD

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