- Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story is a 2004 American made-for-television biographical crime drama film starring Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. The film was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. The screenplay was written by J.T. Allen. Other cast members in the film include Lee Thompson Young and CCH Pounder.
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Mar 03, 2004 · Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
- Vondie Curtis-Hall
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Before his acclaimed turns in Collateral, alongside Tom Cruise, and Ray, the Ray Charles biopic, he produced and starred in this made-for-cable movie about former gangbanger Stan "Tookie" Williams. Directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Vondie Curtis Hall ( Gridlock'd ), Redemption tracks Tookie's rise as co-founder of L.A. s notorious Crips, fall to death-row inmate, and rise again to Nobel Prize Nominee.
- 93 min
- Goldito Perez
A true story depicting the story of Crips founder Stanley 'Tookie' Williams, played by Jamie Foxx. Imprisoned on multiple counts of murder in the early 80s, the film takes off on the verge of Tookie's execution date, when he is visited by a journalist (Lynn Whitfield) eager to learn about the gang culture.
Nov 29, 2020 · Redemption is a movie based on the life of Stan Tookie Williams. Tookie was the founder of the gang called crips. His original intent for the gang was to protect his community. The crips grew larger and more violent than he could ever imagine.
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Although considerable liberties are taken with the facts, Redemption: The Stan "Tookie" Williams Story neither glamorizes nor excuses its title character, nor the "gangsta" culture that he so enthusiastically embraced in his youth. After a showing at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie made its FX network debut on March 3, 2004.
- Vondie Curtis Hall
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