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146 Ratings


Directed by Boaz Yakin
United States, 1994
Drama, Crime, Thriller


Michael (or Fresh as he’s well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. As the story progresses Fresh realizes that he doesn’t want to sell drugs anymore, he wants out.

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Directed by Boaz Yakin

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1994 | Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs

Sundance Film Festival

1994 | 4 wins including: Dramatic (Filmmakers Trophy)

1994 | Dramatic (Grand Jury Prize)

Independent Spirit Awards

1995 | Winner: Best Debut Performance

1995 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

Stockholm International Film Festival

1994 | American Independents

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