The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A surprisingly long and worthwhile film, The Education of Sonny Carson is based on a true story. Rony Clanton stars as Carson, a product of the Brooklyn ghetto. After several years of gang and drug activities, Sonny is sobered by his horrendous experiences in prison. He puts his priorities in order and finds a "born again" purpose in life under his new name, Iwina Lmiri Abubadika. The film ends in the 1970s, long before Abubadika's controversial involvement in New York politics.

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drugs, gangster, ghetto, one-against-odds, prejudice, prison, prostitute/prostitution, rehabilitation [physical therapy]