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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)

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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

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Vondie Curtis-Hall

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J.T. Allen
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Stan 'Tookie' Williams
Lynn Whitfield ... Barbara Becnel
Lee Thompson Young ... Charles Becnel
Brenden Jefferson ... Young Stan Williams (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Brenda Bazinet ... Barbara's Agent
Wes Williams ... Tony Bogard (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Prison Chief
CCH Pounder ... Winnie Mandela
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mrs. Williams
Tom Barnett ... Jim Kates
Karl Campbell ... Deuce-Five
Joseph Pierre Joseph Pierre ... 17yr. Old Ray Washington
Vibert Cobham Vibert Cobham ... Buddha
David Fraser David Fraser ... Strange Man
Kahmaara Armatrading Kahmaara Armatrading ... Stan Williams (9-12)
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Storyline

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. After exhausting all forms of appeal, Tookie was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, California; he was declared dead on December 13, 2005 at 12:35 a.m. PST (08:35 UTC). Williams is the 12th person to be executed by California since it reinstated the death penalty in 1977. Written by Anonymous

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Gangster, Death Row Inmate, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

FX Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redemption See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Pierce, Florida, USA See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jaime Foxx met the real Stanley "Tookie" Williams before the movie was released in TV. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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Wait on Me
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Written by George Howard & Fred Capitelli
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Good acting
8 April 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Jamie Foxx is very good and believable as Stan Tookie, the title character and main player here. The storyline follows through from beginning to the end (although the beginning is a bit weak compared to the rest of the movie).

It's a shame then, that the film is just to strict when it comes to it's morality. Everyone sees something else in it, so it's a shame that you only get one side of the story. Only one possible solution. The director did the thinking for you and tells you how to feel about this story. It'd be better if he had some arguments against his own beliefs in the movie, because it just seems like a one way road ... if you haven't seen the movie you might be confused about what I'm talking about, but you will get it, once you watch the movie. And it's worth watching, for the aforementioned Jamie Foxx performance!


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