Redemption Poster

Release Date: August 17th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Stan "Tookie" Williams (Jamie Foxx), founder of the infamous Los Angeles street gang the Crips, is sent to death row in 1981. Journalist Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield) wants to interview Williams after her son gets interested in gang culture. Though initially reluctant to speak to anyone, Williams' outlook changes when he begins writing children's books. Resolving to redeem himself before his execution, Williams talks to Becnel about his turbulent childhood and his rise to gangster legend.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, CCH Pounder, Brenden Jefferson, Lee Thompson Young

Director: Vondie Hall

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Gritty, Prison, Son, Transformation, 1990s, 2000s, 1980s, Los Angeles

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)