A young boy with all odds against him strategizes to escape from the ghetto.
Production Year: 1994
July 6, 2012 04:30 (KSA) ~ July 6, 2012 03:30 (CLT)
Twelve-year old Fresh (Sean Nelson) lives in abject poverty on the streets of New York City. His father, Sam (Samuel L. Jackson) is a homeless alcoholic who bets on chess games to purchase booze; Fresh's sister is a drug addict who prostitutes herself to dealers in exchange for a quick fix.
Fresh inevitably becomes entangled with narcotics as well, working as a drug runner for one of the neighborhood's most prominent dealers: Esteban (Giancarlo Esposito). Unlike his peers and family however, Fresh intends to use his street experience to go legit, and eventually leave his gloomy environment behind.
- Sean Nelson
- Giancarlo Esposito
- Samuel L. Jackson
- N'Bushe Wright
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Rating: Rated R for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality