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One voice will change everything. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language and some drug use.
Released on:
March 6, 2009 (NY)
March 20, 2009 (LA)

Production Companies:
Mangusta Productions, Film 101 Productions
Peace Arch Releasing

Status: Released

Rosario Dawson, Paul Dano, Naomie Harris, Lou Taylor Pucci, Francisco Burgos, Tariq Trotter, Frankie Shaw, Tim Dowlin

Director: Mark Webber

Screenwriter: Mark Webber

Genre: Drama
About the film:
The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia. Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people" as their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition. The lyrical and moving drama finds its core as all members come together in their fight for justice and self-discovery.
Rated R for language and some drug use.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $9,125 (1 theater) | Domestic Total: $28,564
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