|Directed by||Stephen Milburn Anderson|
|Produced by||William B. Steakley
|Written by||Stephen Milburn Anderson
Donald Bakeer (novel)
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||September 18, 1992|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Gross revenue||$1,373,196 (USA) |
South Central is a 1992 drama film, written and directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson. This film is an adaptation of the 1987 novel Crips by Donald Bakeer, a former high school teacher in South Central Los Angeles. The film stars Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, and Christian Coleman. South Central was produced by Oliver Stone and released by Warner Bros. The movie received wide critical acclaim, with New Yorker Magazine praising it as one of the year's best Independent films. South Central also placed Stephen Milburn Anderson in the New York Times "Who's Who Among Hot New Filmmakers," along with Quentin Tarantino and Tim Robbins.
Bobby (Glenn Plummer) is a young black gang member of Hoover Street Deuces, or simply "Deuce", who gets convicted and jailed for a murder he committed. Shortly before he kills a drug dealer, Bobby's girlfriend Carole (LaRita Shelby) gives birth to his son Jimmie (Christian Coleman). While in prison, he converts to Islam, matures and transforms himself, and decides he wants to live an honest life.
After serving a 10 year prison sentence, he returns to the neighborhood he once controlled, South Central Los Angeles, along with his former gang. His childhood friend Ray Ray (Byron Minns) is now leading the Deuces. Carole has become a junkie, and works as a prostitute to support her habit. And, he and Carole's 10-year old son Jimmie is now a junior member of his old gang (Hoover Deuce), with Ray Ray as his mentor. Bobby must use everything he has learned from prison to save his son from the violent future as a gang member.
A soundtrack containing hip hop, soul and R&B music was released on September 18, 1992 by Hollywood Records.