Redemption (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Jamie Foxx Stan "Tookie" Williams
Lynn Whitfield Barbara Becnel
CCH Pounder Winnie Mandela
Lee Thompson Young Charles Becnel
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama
Director Vondie Curtis-Hall
Producer Sue Bugden
Writer J.T. Allen
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Run Time 95 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Actor/filmmaker Vondie Curtis-Hall directs the made-for-TV biopic Redemption, based on a true story. Jamie Foxx plays Stan "Tookie" Williams, the founder of the notorious L.A. street gang the Crips. Incarcerated at San Quentin on a multiple-murder charge, Tookie focuses his leadership abilities on running the prison. Meanwhile, Professor Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield) tries to contact him for an interview as she researches her next book. However, he refuses to help her. When a fellow inmate passes him a dictionary, he starts a process of self education. Eventually, he becomes willing to talk to Becnel, leading him to a reformation and new career as a children's book writer and youth activist. Redemption was shown at the Sundance Film Festival before its television premiere on FX in 2004. — Andrea LeVasseur
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 144
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 024543131908
Release Date 8/17/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Director Commentary By Vondie Curtis and Commentary By Barbara Becnel
Interview With Stan "Tookie" Williams With Running Still Gallery