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Release Date: December 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2011

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When ex-Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to Philadelphia for the funeral of his father, he knows it's not going to be an easy visit. Many of his old radical friends, including "DoRight" Miller (Jamie Hector), still believe that Marcus was responsible for the death of a Panther leader right before he took off. While trying to convince everyone he's not a snitch, Marcus rekindles his relationship with Patricia (Kerry Washington), the widow of the slain leader.

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Jamara Griffin, Amari Cheatom, Jann Ellis, Damali Mason

Director: Tanya Hamilton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gigantic Pictures

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Gritty, Rivalry, Love interest, Tense, Escape, Father, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Merits admiration as an ambitious debut feature, though the impact of its splendid cast is blunted by the awkward structure of its screenplay. show more

  • Making a remarkable feature debut, Hamilton distinguishes herself more as a filmmaker than as a screenwriter. While she elicits smoldering performances from Mackie and Washington, the movie around them is rather diffuse. show more

  • The movie evokes its time and place so potently that it almost doesn't matter that Hamilton's script proves unequal to her vision. show more

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