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Author: Saul WilliamsSonja SohnBeau SiaBonz MaloneMarc LevinAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Offline Entertainment Group, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Trapped in Dodge City, a drug-infested war zone in southeast Washington, D.C., Ray Joshua, gifted young MC, copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member. In jail he finds truth in himself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Prison films
Music videos
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Williams; Sonja Sohn; Beau Sia; Bonz Malone; Marc Levin; DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.; Goodie Mob (Musical group).; Esthero (Musical group).; Trimark Pictures.; Offline Entertainment Group.; Slam Pictures.; Trimark Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1573624853 9781573624855
OCLC Number: 41091640
Language Note: In English, with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles.
Notes: "All in line for a slice of devil pie."--Front cover
"Features new music by Big Punisher, Next, Ol' Dirty Bastard & Coolio, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and more..."--Front cover
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Features include interactive menus ; scene access ; trailer ; production commentary with Marc Levine & Bonz Malone ; music video, The world I know by Goodie Mob & Esthero.
5.1 Dolby digital ; digitally mastered.
Credits: Story by Marc Levin, Richard Stratton ; director of photography, Mark Benjamin; editor, Emir Lewis ; music, DJ Spooky.
Cast: Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Beau Sia, Bonz Malone, Lawrence Wilson.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, 1998; Cannes Film Festival, Director's Fortnight, Best Film, 1998.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; widescreen format; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Responsibility: Trimark Pictures, Offline Entertainment Group & Slam Pictures present a Marc Levin film ; produced by Henri M. Kessler, Marc Levin, Richard Stratton.

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Trapped in Dodge City, a drug-infested war zone in southeast Washington, D.C., Ray Joshua, gifted young MC, copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. One day he is arrested when his drug dealer is gunned down while talking to him. He is put to prison where two rival gangs, Thug Life and the Union, want to recruit him as a member. In jail he finds truth in himself and his craft through Lauren Bell, a beautiful and charismatic writing teacher who leads him to the path of salvation. Using his talent for poetic rap, Ray learns to survive and rise above the pain of his lost generation.

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