• Publication date: June 28, 2012


A young boy with all odds against him strategizes to escape from the ghetto.

  • Publication date: June 28, 2012


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1994

MBC 2:

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