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Conviction (2002)

True story about author and activist Carl Upchurch, a hardcore felon who managed to educate himself and developed a spiritual awakening during one of his numerous stints inside prison.

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Carl Upchurch (autobiography Convicted in the Womb), Jon Huffman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Omar Epps ... Carl Upchurch
Dana Delany ... Martha
Charles S. Dutton ... Carl's Father
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Tank (as Treach)
Kyle Kass Kyle Kass ... Demetrius Conamacher (as Kyle Kassardjian)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benz Antoine ... Dealer Con
Aaron Ashmore ... Whiff
Dean Bernard Dean Bernard ... Convict #1
Joanne Boland ... Tracy
Joe Bostick ... Man being robbed
Ashley Brown Ashley Brown ... Teen Bo
Jason Burke Jason Burke ... Nervous Gangster
Jim Calarco ... Parole Board Chairman (as James Calarco)
Desmond Campbell ... Angry Man
Karl Campbell ... Huge Con
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True story about author and activist Carl Upchurch, a hardcore felon who managed to educate himself and developed a spiritual awakening during one of his numerous stints inside prison.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Higgy magadban! See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A very ordinary movie about a very extraordinary man
9 February 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Conviction" tells the success story of the late Carl Upchurch; a black man who was born to the ghetto, became a criminal, and then bootstrapped his way to prominence as a speaker, organizer, author, and activist for black causes. This Showtime production is a journeyman effort which dwells too much on Upchurch's rather ordinary misdeeds and too little on his extraordinary noble deeds. Okay stuff for anyone with an interest in Upchurch. Passable for all others. (C+)


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