Back in the Day (2005 film)

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Back in the Day
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Directed byJames Hunter
Written byJames Hunter
Michael Raffanello
Produced by Kip Konwiser, Stephen Baldwin
Donald A. Barton Van Burrows
Starring Ja Rule
Ving Rhames
CinematographyDonald M. Morgan
Edited byChris Holmes
Music by Robert Folk
Distributed byFirst Look Home Entertainment
Release date
  • May 24, 2005 (2005-05-24)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States

Back in the Day is a 2005 crime drama starring Ja Rule and Ving Rhames and directed by James Hunter. [1] [2] The film was released in the U.S. on May 24, 2005. [3]



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. [4] Filming was slated to take place in Puerto Rico during September of the same year. [5]

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