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Life Is Hot in Cracktown

Rating:R (for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:June 26, 2009
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Shannyn Sossamon, Brandon Routh, Kerry Washington, Lara Flynn Boyle, Carly Pope
Director:Buddy Giovinazzo
Producer:William Fisch, Larry Rattner
Writer:Buddy Giovinazzo
Distributor:Lightning Media

Web Site: http://www.lifeishotincracktownthemovie.com/

Description: Marybeth is a pre-op transsexual working as a prostitute and living with her lover, Benny, a small time burglar. In spite of their lines of work, they live a somewhat normal life as a married couple. Marybeth works the streets in the hopes of saving enough money for her final sex change operation, so then she and Benny can be married. Manny works two jobs: the late shift in an all night bodega surrounded by young junkies, drug dealers and prostitutes, and as a security guard in a Welfare hotel. At home his wife, Concetta, takes care of his sick infant son and makes their grimy rundown apartment as much of a home as she can. Willy, 10 years old, lives in the Welfare hotel with his sister, mother and her violent boyfriend. Willy begs on the street so he and Susie can buy some fast food to eat. Romeo, a street tough, roams the streets with his gang. Upset over the murder of his younger brother, and feeling partially responsible for not being there during the shooting, he terrorizes anyone who comes in his path. These four stories come together in a powerful climax of love and salvation, showing that despite the obstacles of life in the inner-city, humanity and hope can still prevail.

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