Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Guest » April 12th, 2004, 8:21 am

I thought it was great.Foxx did a freaking excellent job.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by bluecollar » April 12th, 2004, 8:54 am

Yeah I felt that they should of included why he had become a crip and why everything led up to his prison time. Good message but bad movie.

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REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by Karma » April 12th, 2004, 9:20 am

just aired on FX starring jamie fox as tookie...anybody seen it?

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by Guest » April 12th, 2004, 10:02 am

Yea.It was great.Of course,you're gonna get alot of young cats on this board who wanted more violence and shit,but straight up,it was outstanding.I'm sure Tookie was proud of it himself.It definently showed him in a positive light,the fact he turned his life around.

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by mcmc » April 12th, 2004, 10:09 am

When i sat down to watch the movie i assumed the 1st half would remind me of colors. I was surprisingly shocked it went a different direction. I thought the film was well done. I think if they would have gone the other way with violence and such throughout the movie, the purpose of it would have been lost.

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by balla909 » April 12th, 2004, 10:13 am

I thounght it was good.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Ice » April 12th, 2004, 10:44 am

man, i'm pissed off, i had some friends come over , i was hopin to watch the movie with them but we started talkin & sippin on some good stuff so i couldnt follow the movie too closely, and those damn ads were poppin like every 5 mins...

from what i saw, i liked it, i liked the woman that played the writer, jamie foxx was alright, nothing special though, i have to watch it again...

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by Griggs » April 12th, 2004, 11:18 am

i didnt catch it last night but be sure i will. its on thursday the 15th

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by Guest » April 12th, 2004, 12:13 pm

Excellent movie and actin. Maybe shuve started a lil bit earlier like before he got arrested wut sum stuf fhe did.

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by Griggs » April 12th, 2004, 1:23 pm

can you buy that stuff anywhere or is it just on tv

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by G bka C.rum » April 12th, 2004, 5:09 pm

Yeah ya'll are right they couldve added alot more history on how he started the crips and how the got the name, colors and what opposing gangs started the bloods and stuff

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Panik » April 12th, 2004, 5:28 pm

yeah, even in prison it coulda explained more. it showed when he went in and hit the yard 1 time. Then it flashed forward like 10 years. Only since they were never telling you what year they were showing, it was hard to tell how much time was really passing. Coulda been a year, coulda been 10 between meeting that writer and writing the book, who knows. I think it was pretty shi--y. Like I said. It was like watching part 2 of something without seeing the first movie.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Common Sense » April 12th, 2004, 5:44 pm

I think the movie moved a little too slow for alot of people. Most people i spoke with really wasn't too inspired by the movie. The common reply was "It was o.k."

That's kind of hard for me too believe. Even though nobody might not give a damn about Tookie, but I thought at least people would be interested in learning how such crazy mayhem could start in the inner city of L.A. and reach a world wide violence.

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by irdogg00 » April 12th, 2004, 6:09 pm

he ruined a lot of brothaz and sistaz he should be proud or ashamed

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Panik » April 12th, 2004, 7:44 pm

I think that's what people wanted to see, but it didn't show anything of the sort. It showed (barely) 1 fight, 1 "rumble", and he punched a guy in prison. These were the only scenes that were supposed to show us how 30 kids turned LA into a war zone? And, on top of that, the scened they did show were usually flashbacks and filmed wierd. I don't know. It seemed like a good idea, but I think they blew it. Maybe they're make an action movie about Mosters book to make up for it.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Q » April 12th, 2004, 9:19 pm

Panik wrote:I think that's what people wanted to see, but it didn't show anything of the sort. It showed (barely) 1 fight, 1 "rumble", and he punched a guy in prison. These were the only scenes that were supposed to show us how 30 kids turned LA into a war zone? And, on top of that, the scened they did show were usually flashbacks and filmed wierd. I don't know. It seemed like a good idea, but I think they blew it. Maybe they're make an action movie about Mosters book to make up for it.


they need to make a movie on monster cody

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by blkjoker » April 12th, 2004, 10:50 pm

Dam I missed the whole movie forgot about it, but from what you guys are saying i did not miss much. Still wish i could of seen it, is it coming on again sometime soon anybody know?

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by pimpsmooth420 » April 12th, 2004, 11:15 pm

^^^ who u talkin about

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by pimpsmooth420 » April 12th, 2004, 11:15 pm

^^^^ who u talkin about

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by blkjoker » April 13th, 2004, 1:14 am

Griggs wrote:i didnt catch it last night but be sure i will. its on thursday the 15th


Word! I hope so cause I want to see it.

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by Guest » April 13th, 2004, 8:08 am

Griggs wrote:can you buy that stuff anywhere or is it just on tv


I think its juss on TV rite now. Im pretty sure itll come out on VHS and DVD tho. U could tape it off TV if u kno how.

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Re: REDEMPTION

Unread post by wcrockets » April 13th, 2004, 10:03 am

I liked Tatta's review of it.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Guest » April 14th, 2004, 10:34 am

The movie was about the conversion of a man in prison,and,from that standpoint,it was great.I can't believe someone said that they should do an action movie on Monsters life.Why? So the gangbang lifestyle can be glorified and more kids will start the same shit myself and many others are paying for up to this day? Cmon man......thats ridiculous.

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by NH211 » April 14th, 2004, 8:51 pm

good movie

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by blkjoker » April 15th, 2004, 3:52 am

Yo I heard they are playing that movie again tonight anybody know if this is true? I want to see it.

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by Guest » April 15th, 2004, 6:56 am

Tonight at 7 central time on FX

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Re: REDEMPTION The Stanley Tookie Williams Story

Unread post by blkjoker » April 15th, 2004, 12:12 pm

Good lookin out.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by R-Tistic » April 15th, 2004, 6:11 pm

I feel you Monk.

I am still watchin it...but right now, after an hour and a half, one thing that I noticed that really isn't important, is the amount of minor anachronisms in the movie. I was noticin small things, such as how it was 91-92 and one dude in Imperial Courts had on a Mavericks hat with the new logo, and at the truce with the crips and bloods, you saw some hats that didn't even come out til the late 90s. This has nothin to do with the storyline, but just somethin kinda funny I wanted to point out.

One thing they coulda done was got better actors. Barbara's son, and many of the so called bangers were just fake, and it was obvious that they were straight hollywood actors. Somebody like me who hasn't banged but ain't a prep coulda done a better job than some of the bangers...after two bloods shot him, they sounded like they were from Redondo beach talkin about "lets go man" nothin like real bangers.

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Re: Tookie Williams Redemption

Unread post by Guest » April 16th, 2004, 2:27 pm

^^^^ Yea,you right my man.That was a trip....them dudes were straight hollywood! I also noticed the character who played Tony Bogart with the new Mavs cap.And the blood with the throwback Atlanta Hawks hat,I've been seeing those in just 4 feet stores all in Dallas.

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Redemption

Unread post by Effort » April 18th, 2004, 12:11 pm

Umm. What was the movie about, and do you think there'll be another showing of it. It was about Tookie's life, right? Can anyone shed some info? Too lazy 2 go to the site.

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Re: Redemption

Unread post by nofx » April 18th, 2004, 1:12 pm

Yo man there are already atleast 2 or 3 threads on this subject. No need to start another one.

The movie was on FX twice, and I dont know when they are planning on showing it again.

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Re: Redemption

Unread post by Tatta » April 18th, 2004, 1:53 pm

"All it take's is a little effort..."

9090909009900 threads about this and you go and start another one...

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