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|Back in the Day|
|Directed by||James Hunter|
|Written by||James Hunter|
|Produced by|| Kip Konwiser, Stephen Baldwin |
Donald A. Barton Van Burrows
|Starring|| Ja Rule |
|Cinematography||Donald M. Morgan|
|Edited by||Chris Holmes|
|Music by||Robert Folk|
|Distributed by||First Look Home Entertainment|
Back in the Day is a 2005 crime drama starring Ja Rule and Ving Rhames and directed by James Hunter.The film was released in the U.S. on May 24, 2005.
Reggie Cooper is a young man who lives with his father in order to avoid the violent gang activity that almost claimed his life when he was a teenager. However, when his recently paroled mentor, J-Bone reconnects with Reggie, and when his father is murdered, Reggie slips back into a life of crime. Reggie murders a local preacher, whose daughter later develops a relationship with him.
In early 2003 Ja Rule announced that he was to act in a film alongside Ving Rhames.Filming was slated to take place in Puerto Rico during September of the same year.
Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a key participant in a major fraud that led to several criminal and civil charges against other organizers of the failed Fyre Festival.
David Boreanaz (;) is an American actor, television producer, and director known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004); FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, a homicide investigator, on the television crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones (2005–2017); and United States Navy SEALs Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Jason Hayes in the military drama series SEAL Team (2017–present).
Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray, twin brothers, were British criminals, the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London from the late 1950s to 1967. With their gang, known as the Firm, the Krays were involved in murder, armed robbery, arson, protection rackets and assaults.
Robert Blake is an American actor. He is known for his starring roles in the film In Cold Blood and the U.S. television series Baretta.
Stanley Tucci Jr. is an American actor, writer, producer, and former fashion model. Involved in acting from a young age, he made his film debut in John Huston's Prizzi's Honor (1985), and continued to play a variety of supporting roles in films such as Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997), Sam Mendes's Road to Perdition (2002), and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004). In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night which he also co-wrote and starred in alongside Tony Shalhoub. He also played Stanley Kubrick in the television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Tucci is also known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Julie & Julia (2009). Tucci gained further acclaim and success with such films as Easy A (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Margin Call (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Spotlight (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Supernova (2020).
Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as IMF Agent Luther Stickell in the Mission: Impossible film series and his supporting role as gang kingpin Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction. He also appeared in Jacob's Ladder (1990), Striptease (1996), Con Air (1997), Out of Sight (1998), Entrapment (1999), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), and Dawn of the Dead (2004). He voiced Cobra Bubbles in the animated film Lilo & Stitch (2002), Stitch! The Movie (2003), Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003–2006), and Leroy & Stitch (2006).
Alicia Coppola is an American actress. She became known for playing Lorna Devon in the soap opera Another World from 1991 to 1993. Afterwards, she made guest star appearances in various television series and appeared in films, notably National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Dark Blue is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kurt Russell with Ving Rhames and Brendan Gleeson in supporting roles. The film is based on a story written for film by crime novelist James Ellroy and takes place during the days leading up to the Rodney King trial verdict.
Homicide is an American crime film written and directed by David Mamet, and released in 1991. The film's cast includes Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, and Ving Rhames. It was entered in the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
Sins of the Father is a 2002 American made-for-TV docudrama directed by Robert Dornhelm. The screenplay by John Pielmeier is based on a Texas Monthly article by Pamela Colloff chronicling the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama in which four young African American girls were killed while attending Sunday-school. The victims were Addie Mae Collins, 14 yrs old; Denise McNair, 11 yrs old; Carole Robertson, 14 yrs old; and Cynthia Welsley, 14 yrs old. It was believed that there were 5 girls together in the church basement on that fateful day, but only one survived: young Sarah Collins, Addie Mae's younger sister. The bombing was racially motivated and carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The film was first aired on January 6, 2002 on FX.
Rosewood is a 1997 American historical drama film directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed black people and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters as well as other creative departures from historical accounts of the incident. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight as John Wright, a sympathetic white store owner who lives in Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.
Undisputed is a 2002 American action sports film written, produced and directed by Walter Hill and starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames. It was released in the United States on August 23, 2002.
Beef is a 2003 American documentary film directed by Peter Spirer about the history of hip-hop feuds. Produced by Peter Spirer, Casey Suchan and Denis Henry Hennelly and executive produced by Quincy Jones III (QD3), the film was written by Peter Alton and Spirer, and narrated by actor Ving Rhames.
Animal is a 2005 direct-to-video film directed by David J. Burke and starring Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Chazz Palminteri, and Jim Brown. It was written by David C. Johnson. The film's profits were the subject of a lawsuit against the film's distributor, DEJ Productions. The case was still active into the year 2011. It was followed up by a 2007 sequel, Animal 2. The story of Willie Lynch is mentioned in the film, and passed on from father to son to half-brother. The film holds that the Lynch story is factual although it has been proved to be a modern forgery.
Phantom Punch is a 2008 film directed by Robert Townsend. The film is a biopic of Sonny Liston, with Ving Rhames in the lead role. The film also stars Stacey Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Alan van Sprang, David Proval, and Bridgette Wilson.
Don King: Only in America is a 1997 television film directed by John Herzfeld and written by Kario Salem. The film stars actor Ving Rhames as Don King and tells the story of King becoming a famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Master Harold...and the Boys is a 2010 American drama film which is based on the original theatre play of the same name by Athol Fugard, directed by director Lonny Price. The cast includes Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames.
The River Murders is a 2011 American psychological crime drama film directed by Rich Cowan and starring Ray Liotta, Ving Rhames, and Christian Slater.
Jamesy Boy is a 2014 American biographical crime drama film directed by Trevor White and written by White and Lane Shadgett. The film stars Spencer Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Taissa Farmiga, Ving Rhames, and James Woods. It tells the true story of ex-convict James Burns. The film was released in North America on January 3, 2014 through video on demand, and in a limited release on January 17, 2014 by Phase 4 Films.
Spencer Rocco Lofranco is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut in the 2013 romantic comedy At Middleton as Conrad Hartman, and portrayed the lead role of James Burns in the 2014 crime drama Jamesy Boy. He then co-starred as Harry Brooks in the biographical war drama Unbroken (2014) and Billy in the crime drama Dixieland (2015).