A notorious gangster must reconcile his past in order to make a future for his criminally-minded son in this crime-drama starring football superstar Jim Brown and Pulp Fiction star Ving Rhames. James "Animal" Allen (Rhames) reveled in a life of violent crime until he was placed behind bars. Upon meeting an ageing revolutionary during his stint in the slammer, Allen is guided toward the written word of Malcolm X and offered an illuminating historic document by Machiavellian slave owner Willy Lynch, leading him to conclude that his people are being manipulated into killing one another by a higher force. Soon released on a technicality, Allen returns home to find that his son Darius (Terrence Howard) has taken up a life of crime and seems bent on maintaining his father's legacy. Now imbued with a newfound sense of clarity and purpose, Allen must convince his son to break the cycle of violence while he still has the power to do so by his own will. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I read the reviews before I rented this movie and I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a gritty movie that portrays street life and prison life well. His transformation was anti-climatic though. I really expected something more, but I was entertained enough. A good "nothing on TV" movie to rent and watch.
I read the reviews that where already written about this movie and I must say I was feeling the same way before I actually watched this movie. I must admit this low budget movie was kinda like a small version of Malcolm X and South Central put together(you will understand me if you seen either of the movies). However I didn't care to much for the ending but you can't have it your way all the time. I would watch this movie again.