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From acclaimed producer John Singleton (Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers) comes an intense, action-packed thriller about a family's quest for honor and revenge. College student Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Rick Gonzalez, Coach Carter, TV's Reaper) never stood up for himself until the gangsters who killed his father came to settle a score. In a gripping, adrenaline-pumping showdown, Wilson and his mother (Wanda De Jesus, TV's CSI: Miami) decide to settle that score on their own terms in order to protect the people they love. Dania Ramirez (TV's Heroes, X-Men) and reggaeton star Tego Calderon co-star in this hard-hitting film loaded with gripping action and unbeatable suspense.
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Common Sense Says
Vengeful gangster violence comes to the 'burbs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this crime action-thriller about gangsters and drug dealers isn't for kids. It's wildly violent, with frequent bloody shootouts and fights, and it features sexual activity and language and plenty of profanity ("f--k," "s--t," and much more). Since it focuses on a dead dealer's surviving family members as they contend with the many vengeful plots launched by his enemies, the film is structured as a series of violent clashes with dialogue in between -- sort of like a musical, only with noisy gunfire and spurting blood instead of song-and-dance numbers.
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- Genre:Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:August 24, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
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