Prison Song Poster

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2003

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Life has dealt Elijah (Q-Tip) a tough hand. His stepfather is sent to prison, and his mother (Mary J. Blige) becomes institutionalized. Elijah spends time in foster homes, but his talent for photography leads to a college scholarship offer. Soon, however, events spiral out of hand, and Elijah finds himself behind bars for accidentally killing a man (Fat Joe) during a fight. Assisted by his understanding lawyer (Elvis Costello), Elijah fights for his dignity and for prison reform.

Cast: Q-Tip , Fat Joe , Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Danny Hoch, Patrick F. McDade, Seth William Meier, Darrin O'Brien

Director: Darnell Martin

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 2000s, Fall, Mother, Brooding, Prison, Quest, Gritty