Life Is Hot in Cracktown [DVD] [2009]

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Special Features

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Based on writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo's novel of the same name, Life Is Hot in Cracktown explores how crack cocaine infiltrated the streets of urban America by following the journeys of four people whose lives are on a tragic collision course. Pre-op transsexual Marybeth (Kerry Washington) is working as a prostitute in order to save enough money to make her transformation complete. She lives with her lover, Benny, a small-time burglar, whom she hopes to marry after her final operation. Meanwhile, Manny (Victor Rasuk) is busy pulling double shifts while his wife, Concetta (Shannyn Sossamon), cares for their sickly infant son in their run-down apartment. By night Manny works at a 24-hour bodega frequented by junkies, drug dealers, and prostitutes, and by day keeps the peace as a security guard at a welfare hotel. One of the residents at that hotel is Willy, a ten-year-old boy who lives with his mother (Illeana Douglas) and her abusive boyfriend. Willy begs for money on the street so he and Susie can get some fast food. But it's dangerous out there, because volatile gangster Romeo (Evan Ross) is still searching the streets for his brother's killer, and he won't hesitate to terrorize anyone unfortunate enough to cross his warpath. Lara Flynn Boyle, Brandon Routh, Desmond Harrington, and RZA co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kerry Washington
    Kerry Washington - Marybeth
  • Victor Rasuk
    Victor Rasuk - Manny
  • Evan Ross
    Evan Ross - Romeo
  • Shannyn Sossamon
    Shannyn Sossamon - Concetta
  • Lara Flynn Boyle
    Lara Flynn Boyle - Betty McBain

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