The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

R   |    |  Drama


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A gifted young man is caught up in gang life.


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9 February 2015 | Uriah43
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| Thought Provoking
Since childhood, "Sonny Carson" (Rony Clanton) has grown up in the inner city of New York (in this particular case the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn) and this film is a portrayal of the struggles that he and his friends are forced to endure just to survive. The sad part is that not many live through it. Now, prior to watching this movie I was unaware that it was based on a true story. Yet despite the fact that there were some scenes and elements which were embellished or exaggerated out of proportion to actual historical fact, this doesn't detract from the powerful story or make this film less fascinating or thought-provoking. Put quite simply, this is a good movie made even better by the superb performance of Rony Clanton and the excellent direction of Michael Campus. Likewise, Joyce Walker (as Sonny Carson's girlfriend, "Virginia") also performed quite well too. All things said, I liked this movie and recommend it to viewers who might enjoy a motion picture of this type. Above average.

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