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Doing Hard Time (2004)

A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
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Robin
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Toure Smalls
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Elise
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Armand
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Raymond Carver aka: Razor
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When Michael Mitchell's seven-year-old son, Chase, is accidentally shot during an aborted drug deal, no one knows for sure which of the two gunmen, Curtis "Durty Curt From Detroit" Craig or Raymond "Razor" Carver, pulled the trigger. Because both men refuse to testify against the other, a jury finds them guilty only of drug possession, meaning they could be back on the street in two years. Having already lost Chase's mother to cancer, Michael can't live with the idea of his only child's murder going unpunished. As part of a methodical plan to exact his revenge, he commits a brutal crime to get himself sentenced to the same institution as Durty Curt and Razor. Meanwhile, Durty Curt is determined to settle the score with Razor, who has fallen in with prison kingpin Eddie Mathematic. As a showdown approaches, a cast of players, from prison guard Capt. Pierce to gay bookie Clever to Michael's illiterate cell mate, Smalls take sides and place bets on the outcome. Written by Andrew Hindes

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He had to get in, to get even.

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Drama | Action

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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23 November 2004 (USA)  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Clever asks Durty how much money he has to which he replies "a couple hundred dollars". Clever responds by saying "you're gonna need that 200 dollars to survive". See more »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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No Regrets
Written by DeYon Dobson, Tim Owens
Performed by Cynthia Felton
Courtesy of Yon Ti Entertainment
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Standard story with nice overthought end
14 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie starts really sad and the story tells itself along the way. You expect everything that happens in the movie. A man revenging the death of his 7-year old son, but he has to get himself into prison where the dudes are that caused this trauma. Along the way no spectaculare things happen, because the most parts are already told in 100 other movies. Don't be throwing it directly to the bin, cause the character of Michael is played more then reasonable. No real good conversations, but some nice action scenes. Finishing in a "never-thought-it-could-be-in-this-kind-of-movie" end...but maybe one of the better ends I've seen in this genre.


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