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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 June 2009 (USA)
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Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Director:

Buddy Giovinazzo

Writer:

Buddy Giovinazzo (based on his novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Ross ... Romeo
Stephanie Lugo Stephanie Lugo ... Debbie
Maurice Blake Maurice Blake ... Brazil
Omar Regan ... Cremont
Jeffrey Lorenzo ... Soby
Victor Rasuk ... Manny
Tony Plana ... Lou
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Betty McBain
Melissa Wilfley ... Fay
Ten Travis ... Ceasar
Shannyn Sossamon ... Concetta
Gavin and Noah Enriquez Gavin and Noah Enriquez ... Ramon
Elena Franklin ... Melody Amber
Marci Canipe Marci Canipe ... Melody's Mom
Quddus ... Terrance (as Quddus Philippe)
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Storyline

Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be cool. You're so cool. Life is cool in Cracktown.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive language

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Веселая жизнь в Крэктауне See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The dude that robs Manny the first time is Carmine Giovinazzo (Detective Danny Messer from CSI: NY (2004)), cousin of the director, Buddy Giovinazzo. See more »

Quotes

Benny: Marybeth, I know what I am. Don't think for a second that I don't, 'cus I do. Like when I hear you and Ridley talking to some of the other girls, things yous able to talk about
[shrugs]
Benny: you're smart, you got schooling, you know things. Me, what do I know... I know that being with me must be like being with a retard. I look in the mirror sometimes, I wonder what you're doin with me. I know you do, too. When the day comes, you find somebody better, 'cus one day that will happen, I ain't gonna give...
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References Bubble Bobble (1986) See more »

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terrible,waste of time,
25 August 2009 | by juliansplanetSee all my reviews

I feel dumber after watching the first 20 min,luckily i walked out and saved the rest of my brain, people should watch better films and take notes on why they are rated highly,not because of the budget of the film or the special effects, just simply good acting and getting simple things right,and MOst importantly--not being LAME--, but i guess this was produced for those Sheeple without taste and not a clue of what is ''A good Movie''don't be scared of rating films low,save your under-appreciated high scores for ''once in a life time movies''. Keep in mind that many use IMDb for trusted reviews and opinions,don't spoil the broth by sugarcoating turds Peace & love


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