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Based on a best-selling autobiography by outspoken activist Sonny Carson (Mwalamu Imiri Abubadika), "The Education of Sonny Carson" is a thoughtful and sensitive film about the early life of a ghetto youngster who falls into a life of gangs and petty crime. Rap and hip hop artists, most notably Wu-Tang Clan and Lauren Hill, continue to refer to the movie in their works. Sonny Carson (Rony Clanton) struggles to survive in Brooklyn's toughest section. The film begins with Sonny garnering honors as the best student in his junior high school, then reveals his transformation into a gangster. Soon, he enters prison for robbing a delivery boy out of $25 to buy flowers for a friend killed in a gang war. After Sonny is released from prison, he returns home to find his best girl hooked on drugs. He realizes that his life won't change unless he rises above the violence, crime, and unrest of his urban environment. Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer| Biographies for Sonny Carson and Michael Campus| Commentary by Carson and Campus| Personal Photo Album| Click & See Pressbook| Scene Selection. Specs: DVD5; Dolby Digital Mono; 104 minutes; Color; 1.77:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA - R; Year - 1974; SRP - $14.99.
Sub-Par DVD. I expected better from the Father X-Clan member Professor X.Published 3 months ago by SunLion
Good Ol' Sonny Carson:) learning the lessons of growing up on the mean streets of America.Published 12 months ago by AtlantaAmazonUser
Great movie dealing with many social issues relevant in today's African American society. Amazing film. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ph.D Vonn
I grew up watching this coming of age classic and have hunted it down for years... Anyone who came up during that era could totally relate to the themes...Published 17 months ago by Brian Smith
This movie is a Black Classic and one of my favorite movies ever! I would reccomend it to all who like a good movie.Published 18 months ago by Brad Matthews Jr.
Why cant i watch this on Amazon Instant Video? Come on! It's been out since 1974! What am i paying for??Published 19 months ago by B. Holmes
Not the best acting, but a cult classic..alot of my old heads in the family remember growing up loving this moviePublished 21 months ago by Michael Wright
This movie is flat-out horrible. It was just too all-over-the-place; the character's transition from boy to man, and his experiences along the way, were drastically interrupted... Read morePublished 22 months ago by DMV Art Lover