Way Past Cool (2000)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Ensemble Film, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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From producers Norman Lear and Milos Forman comes this filmed adaptation of writer Jess Mowry's Way Past Cool. Set on the gritty streets of Oakland, California, the film is told in a non-linear fashion and centers on a group of adolescents enmeshed in the violents criminal drug-trade. When a rivalry between gangs threatens to reach a fever pitch, the youngsters face a danger heretofore unknown to them. Directed by Adam Davidson, Way Past Cool stars Wayne Collins and Luchisha Evans.

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African-American, bodyguard, drug-dealer, friendship, ghetto, urban-problems