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Bluehill Avenue
Bluehill Avenue
Actors: W.B. Alexander, Dana Bair, Angelle Brooks, Percy Daggs III, Andrew Divoff
Genres: Action & Adventure
R     2003     2hr 8min

Growing up in the rough Roxbury neighborhood in Boston four childhood friends find their dreams come true too easily and too quickly through dealing drugs... but the repercussions are deadly.Features: Full Screen Version D...  more »

     
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Actors: W.B. Alexander, Dana Bair, Angelle Brooks, Percy Daggs III, Andrew Divoff
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/23/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 8min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Definitely worth seeing
Andrew | Boston MASS | 02/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Blue Hill Avenue is the story of 4 friends growing up in Roxbury (Boston). They start with peddling marijuana in high school, and end up as hard core crack dealers. Tristan (played by Allen Payne) is the star of the movie and the leader of the gang. Throughout the movie, Tristan's family confronts him his dealing. During a particularly painful family incident, Tristan's father approaches Tristan and asks how could he end up a dealer when he came from such a good famliy. Tristan is at a loss for an explanation, and responds to his dad, "Because I'm good at it".The film includes lots of action, perhaps a bit more violence than was really necessary for the story line. Blue Hill Avenue dares to show how a young man from a decent upbringing can get caught up in the wrong crowd, and how it impacts an otherwise decent family. Towards the end of the movie, Tristan acknowledges that his friends will be the end of him.Blue Hill Avenue was actually filmed in Canada, in Saint John, New Brunswick. I live in Boston and was impressed how much the location passed for Boston, a good choice on the producer's part."
Must See Kind of Movie!
Pamela Jarmon-Wade | Houston, Texas | 03/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great movie (writing/directing/producing). Allen Payne is a wonderful actor and he really gave a stellar performance in Bluehill Avenue. The real treat though was the awesome performances of the supporting cast of up and coming unknowns (Characters of E-Bone, Money and Simon). I have already seen the actors who played Money and Simon appear in other movies. Clarence Williams III always adds distinct flavor to any role he plays. Those of you who are 1970s movie buffs will recognize the character who plays Uncle Rob from one of the Blacula flicks from back in the day. Even though I am not elaborating on the rest of the supporting cast, they are all great (even the teens).The movie was not predictable, which I appreciated. It did however remind me just a bit of "Jason's Lyric" and "New Jack City". Ingredients that made up the story consist of friendship, loyalty, love, betrayal, trust, self analysis, greed and power. The soundtrack was also enjoyable. The characters were very believable and definitely unforgetable. If you enjoy it or just want to know more...check out the website for more info on cast and behind the scenes at bluehillavenue.com."
Great movie!!!!!
Patricia L. Washington | Chicago, Il | 10/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best "urban" drama I've seen since "New Jack City"
I bought it about 6 months ago and I've watched it at least 6 times since. Love it! It's a very violent movie but a story such as this one can't be sugar coated. This happens everyday somewhere in America."
Decent material
mommie4life | 12/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I watched the movie a few times. I'm into that black cinema. The movie was ok, could have been better. It had some fake looking scenes especially with the shooting scenes. Some of the acting was kind of lame. Allen Payne was the star of the movie. And he was also in New Jack City. Watching him act in this movie just convinced me that he probably felt he should have been the Nino Brown of New Jack, but yet, placed in a low budget type of movie. So honestly, it's not really a wonder why this movie went straight to video and never hit the big screen. It's worth the watch because again it's pretty good. I would recommend this movie for all those gangster type of movie goers"