Dead Punkz (2000)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A young man looks outside the law with disastrous results in this hard-hitting drama about a teenager trying to escape life in the ghetto. Samson (Steve Liberman) has had a woefully inadequate childhood growing up in a crime-ridden inner-city neighborhood. While he's bright, he's also short-sighted and thinks petty crime is an easy route out of the ghetto. Samson ends up behind bars after taking part in a drive-by shooting, but he escapes with a group of friends, only to fall under the sway of a drug dealer who offers him protection in exchange for running crack cocaine. But when a delivery goes haywire, and he loses 100,000 dollars worth of drugs, his protector becomes his arch-enemy, and Samson has nowhere left to turn. Dead Punkz also stars David Winston and Francine Lapensee.