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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story 2004
In the annals of acting, 2004 will be remembered as a banner year for Jamie Foxx. 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. Tookies reminiscences to journalist Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield), while he is on death row, frame the story. Virtually...