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Monday, May 25, 2009

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story

Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Produced by Sue Bugden,
Rudy Langlais ,
Van Spurgeon
Written by J.T. Allen
Starring Jamie Foxx,
Lynn Whitfield,
Lee Thompson Young,
CCH Pounder,
Music by Tree Adams
Distributed by fX Network,
Twentieth Century Fox
Release date(s) January 21, 2004
Running time 94 min.
Language English

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story is a (2004) TV-movie starring Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. The film was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. Other cast members in the film include Lee Thompson Young and CCH Pounder.

The film touches on the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the co-founding member of the Crips street gang, principally on his life in the streets and his life in prison. It also shows some of the work he did while incarcerated to help decrease gang violence in the world. The film was shot in 2003 while Williams was still imprisoned. On December 13, 2005, Williams was executed by lethal injection in California.

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