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Redemption The Stan Tookie Williams Story

I watched Redemption The Stan Tookie Williams Story starring Jamie Foxx last night out of curiosity and while I thought I'd seen some slurpy biopics, this one took the cake. I kept thinking of What's Truth Got To Do With It?, the Ike Turner biopic featured on The Critic.
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Yeah, I don't think even-handedness was part of the mission statement. They were so concerned about accuracy that they messed up Albert Owens' name and called him "Alvin". I guess that's why it's called Redemption and not Murderer.
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Not surprising since the film was co-produced by Barbara Becnel (portrayed by Lynn Whitfield in the film), the woman/journalist who the film depicts as being (partly) responsible for Tookie's "redemption". No wonder the murders were only mentionned in passing. Knowing the bias, I thought the film was alright and certainly showed that Foxx could be a serious actor (this was before his breakthru role in Collateral).
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This movie had the same director as Glitter....enough said.
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Glitter had a director? My god...
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Fuck "Tookie". He got what he deserved, though it should've happened right after the deaths of the innocent people he killed in 1979 (and I'm a registered Democrat). Appeals suck.
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By the way, Tookie was the co-founder of the Crips. A gang that has murdered hundreds maybe thousands since it's charter. To join the gang, you have to perform a violent crime in front of onlooking gang members. If you are a female, you have the option of the viloent crime or having sex with several senior gang members. And finally, the Crips were the first to import crack cocaine into the U.S. Thanks alot Tookie.
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Originally Posted by cleaver
I kept thinking of What's Truth Got To Do With It?, the Ike Turner biopic featured on The Critic.
"Now then, Rick James and I are off to found the National Organization for Women."
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Originally Posted by Achtung
"Now then, Rick James and I are off to found the National Organization for Women."
"Oh Ike, you were the greatest lover any woman has ever known!"
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Victims of Tookie. Caution, graphic photos. http://www.schnittshow.com/tookie-victims.html
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Still, I thought this was a lot better than Hitler: Misunderstood Genius that played on CBS a while back.
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I have a hard time imagining Foxx as Tookie. Tookie looked like an NFL linebacker had sex with 55 gallon barrel.
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The guy got what he deserved. I'm more then happy that he is dead.
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Me too. How anyone could do that and then laugh and make fun about them about it hours later...

Those pictures were brutal, Jamers. I regret looking at them!
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Ok, how many of you have actually seen Redemption?

There's a thread about Tookie Williams in the Politics Forum if you really need to vent your anger and frustrations.
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
Fuck "Tookie". He got what he deserved, though it should've happened right after the deaths of the innocent people he killed in 1979 (and I'm a registered Democrat). Appeals suck.
Originally Posted by Eric D.
The guy got what he deserved. I'm more then happy that he is dead.

There's a thread about Tookie Williams in the Politics Forum if you want to discuss anything about his situation other than the film. These comments are off topic here though.
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PLEASE USE SPOILER TAGS!!!

I don't want the ending ruined!!!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Still, I thought this was a lot better than Hitler: Misunderstood Genius that played on CBS a while back.
They did make that film a few years back, and it was called MAX.
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Victims of Tookie. Caution, graphic photos. http://www.schnittshow.com/tookie-victims.html
I should've heeded your warning... I could barely even glance at those pictures. Have fun burning in hell Tookie.
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I haven't seen it, but I want to to see Foxx's performance.

Is it safe to assume that the "facts" presented are as ridiculous as The Hurricane?
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
PLEASE USE SPOILER TAGS!!!

I don't want the ending ruined!!!
Spoiler:
I thought the film was very good: brilliant execution all around.
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I was reading somewhere that Austrians were protesting Schwarzenegger for not giving Tookie a pardon or stay of execution or something. They also want to remove Arnold's name from a stadium or some such structure in Austria and rename it after Tookie Williams. WTF! Hey, you can be against the death penalty all you want but naming a stadium after a convicted killer!?!? That settles it, Austrians must be crazy.
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Originally Posted by ytrez
That settles it, Austrians must be crazy.
Well, we know at least one who was...
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Originally Posted by ytrez
I was reading somewhere that Austrians were protesting Schwarzenegger for not giving Tookie a pardon or stay of execution or something. They also want to remove Arnold's name from a stadium or some such structure in Austria and rename it after Tookie Williams. WTF! Hey, you can be against the death penalty all you want but naming a stadium after a convicted killer!?!? That settles it, Austrians must be crazy.
Is it a soccer stadium? If so then the name is fitting. The riots after the games probably killed more people than Tookie ever dreamed of.
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Is it some rule in hollywood that every other Jamie Foxx movie has to be a biopic?

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