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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

R | | Crime, Drama | 3 August 2001 (USA)
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A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

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Craig Ross Jr.

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Craig Ross Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allen Payne ... Tristan
Angelle Brooks ... Martine
Michael Taliferro ... Simon (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
William L. Johnson ... E. Bone
Aaron D. Spears ... Money
Andrew Divoff ... Det. Tyler
Richard Lawson ... Uncle Rob
Marlon Young ... Twinkie
Dee Freeman ... Violet
Gail Fulton Ross Gail Fulton Ross ... Hazel
Veronica Redd Veronica Redd ... Nana
Anthony Sherwood ... Melvin
Myquan Jackson Myquan Jackson ... Wren
Latamra Smith Latamra Smith ... Nicole
Brandon Hammond ... Young E. Bone
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A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, drug content and sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Hill - Nasce uma Gangue See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Benny: Your ghetto card has been pulled.
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Excellent Effort by Craig Ross, cast and crew.
17 March 2004 | by flixbizSee all my reviews

I believe that there is an industry-wide conspiracy to deny theatrical access for independent films, particularly those with multi-cultural casts and themes. Blue Hill Ave. reinforces this suspicion in my mind. Of course, I've seen better movies, but I've certainly seen much worse movies in theatrical release and I cannot believe that Blue Hill Ave. could not merit at least a moderate theatrical release on about 500 screens. I would have certainly paid $8 to see this film rather than to see "Soul Plane", "You Got Served", "Baby's Daddy", etc. Perhaps the Justice Dept. needs to step up their investigation into the anti-competitive practices of the mega conglomerate-owned film production and distribution entities. This was supposed to have been resolved in U.S. v Patamount back in 1948! Anyway, I digress. I though Craig Ross, Jr. and his cast and crew did an exceptional job with this film, especially on such a low budget!

If films like Cappuccino (an earlier quality film from this same writer/director) and Blue Hill Ave. can't make it to theaters and the previously mentioned vapid works are able to, why should intelligent Black folks pay $8. at the theater? I hope Mr. Ross' investors were able to profit on this one!


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