Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".




  • Evan Ross in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
  • Desmond Harrington in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
  • Illeana Douglas in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
  • Brandon Routh in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
  • Kerry Washington in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
  • RZA in Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

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5 June 2010 | lastliberal
| I know what I am. Don't think for a second that I don't, 'cus I do.
A drama about living in the inner city, where crack and prostitution reign. Some say it is too dark, but it's real and dark is what this life is all about.

Waking up with cockroaches running across your face, and having nothing more than a cracker for breakfast, would make anyone despair.

The film features pre-op transsexual Marybeth (Kerry Washington) and her boyfriend Benny (Desmond Harrington), Manny (Victor Rasuk) who works two jobs to support his wife (Shannyn Sossamon) and baby, street kids Willy (Ridge Canipe) and Suzie (Ariel Winter) and gang member Romeo (Evan Ross). Among the other recognizable faces are Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Illeana Douglas (Otis), Lara Flynn Boyle (Land of the Blind), Vondie Curtis-Hall (The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans), Mark Webber (The Laramie Project), RZA (American Gangster), Carly Pope (Young People F*cking), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Pie 2, Wedding) and Tony Plana (Slayer).

If you like poverty-porn, then you will find four good stories and lots of familiar actors in this film.

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Release Date:

26 June 2009



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Filming Locations

California, USA

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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