When her son Charles falls in with the infamous Crips street gang, Professor Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield) decides to write a book about them. Eventually, she lands an interview with the gang's founder, Stan "Tookie" Williams (Jamie Foxx), who's imprisoned in San Quentin. Their real-life meeting marks the beginning of redemption for Tookie -- a path that will eventually earn the reformed gang-banger two Nobel Prize nominations.
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- Vondie Curtis-Hall
- This movie is
- 2005 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Male Lead nominee: Jamie Foxx
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen 1.78:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew interview; photo gallery; director's commentary.
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