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The City Is Mine (2008)

R | | Action, Drama | 8 August 2008 (USA)
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A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.

Director:

Patrick Pierre
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonja Adams Sonja Adams ... Drug Addict
Richard Avallone Richard Avallone ... College Kid on Campus
Johnny Beauplan Johnny Beauplan ... South Side Thug
Sharlanda Belton Sharlanda Belton ... Kalief's Mother
Becky T. Bordo ... Cinnamon
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Otto (as Christopher Brown)
DwVaughn Browne DwVaughn Browne ... Will's Partner
Carmen Calderone Carmen Calderone ... Carmelo
Dominique Collins Dominique Collins ... Murda Will's Girl
Andrae Dickerson Andrae Dickerson ... Asbo
William Edmonds William Edmonds ... Marcus
Jenna K. Figueroa Jenna K. Figueroa ... Damon's Girl
Khilif Fox Khilif Fox ... South Side Thug
Sergio Gay Sergio Gay ... Lil Lev
Jason Gilluame Jason Gilluame ... East Side Thug

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Storyline

Gruver has just gotten out of the joint after serving a five-year sentence for drug-dealing but has no intention of going straight. Driven by greed, ego, and the only life he has ever known, Gruver is hell-bent on taking back his city from the gangsters who moved in on his drug business while he was locked up. With a crew that fell apart while he was gone, a ruthless detective who will stop at nothing to put away the city's hustlers, and four new drug kingpins not about to give up their rule, Gruver will have to risk it all in his climb back to the top. Will the double threat of more prison time or assassination by his enemies derail his plans? Or will the promise of a new relationship with the sensual and seductive Erica - who is captivating his time and attention like no woman ever has - help him see the possibilities of a different life ahead? Written by Pierre, Patrick

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city | drugs | prison | violence | sex | See All (12) »

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What happens after you lose all power in your city... get it back by any means. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R

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The Year's Best Indie Film
27 November 2009 | by actorbrianwatsonSee all my reviews

I was thoroughly impressed with the storyline and the ending was superb. Kirk Ponton gave a riveting performance as Gruver. I'm looking forward to the sequel. The emotion of the film takes on a roller-coaster ride. I was impressed with Patrick Pierre and Adriana Gittens vision. This was a film full of sequences that challenged Hollywood film-making and made a statement. It was unpredictable and each character brought a different perspective to a crime drama. There were so many memorable sequences. I hope they do a sequel to this exceptional film. I think Parick Pierre is serving notice to Hollywood and letting people know he's a director to watch. This film goes against the grain of genre that has become mundane. It takes it to the limit and makes you think.


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Official Sites:

Pierre Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Production Co:

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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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