Clever 12-year-old Fresh (Sean Nelson) runs drugs for local dealers to survive and support himself and his sister in this moving drama. Motherless and living with an alcoholic father (Samuel L. Jackson) who spends his days playing chess in the park, Fresh has to depend on himself. But when he witnesses a murder and finds his life on the line, Fresh develops a plan to survive and bring down the neighborhood dealers. Giancarlo Esposito co-stars.
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- Boaz Yakin
- DVD and streaming
- 1994 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama nominee
- 1995 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Supporting Male nominee: Giancarlo Esposito
RIntense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; feature commentary with director Boaz Yakin; storyboard comparisons; various cast audtions; gag reel.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it