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Back in the Day (2005)

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In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Morton ... Reverend Packer
Ja Rule ... Reggie
Norman Grant Norman Grant ... Doctor
Ving Rhames ... J-Bone
Tia Carrere ... Loot
Lahmard J. Tate ... Jamal (as Lahmard Tate)
Peter Somech Peter Somech ... Philip The Vendor
Giancarlo Esposito ... Benson Cooper
Badja Djola ... Grant Brown
Pam Grier ... Mrs. Cooper
Davetta Sherwood Davetta Sherwood ... Tosha Cooper
Stephen Kough Stephen Kough ... Vincent Cooper
Erika Michels Erika Michels ... Maria Patillo - Reporter (as Erika Michels Brown)
Frank Langella ... Lieutenant Hudson
Jamie Harper Jamie Harper ... Jamal's Girl (as Jamie Harper)
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In BACK IN THE DAY, Reggie Cooper, a young man from the rough side of the tracks who lives with his divorced, affluent father in order to avoid the gang activity that almost claimed his teenage life in his mother's neighborhood. When Reggie reconnects with a recently paroled friend from his past, he slips back into a life of crime with fatal consequences. Reggie becomes involved in the murder of a local preacher and in the aftermath of this crime, he falls in love with the preacher's daughter. Ultimately, he must choose between losing everything he cares about and his lifelong loyalty to his oldest friend. BACK IN THE DAY chronicles the powerful story of one man's search for personal redemption. Written by Devil-666

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dura Realidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Final film of Badja Djola. See more »

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J-Bone: I'd rather be feared than loved.
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Surprisingly Good
15 November 2008 | by Tisha-HayesSee all my reviews

I watched this movie out of a lack of anything else on at the time. Quickly the movie grabbed me with the depth of the characters and subtle plot. I was quite surprised to see that the rating given by my satellite provider did not show any stars.

I will not give any spoilers to the plot-line or outcome but most of the characters had at least some redeeming value. Until the very last minute I did not know how it would turn out. Frequently, you can pick-up the formula and predict a story direction. I could not do that with this film.

I would recommend this as one of the finer films of this genre.


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