Synopsis: Fresh (Sean Nelson) is a 12-year-old drug dealer who finds himself trapped in a web of poverty, corruption and racial tension in Brooklyn, New York. When his drug-addict sister Nichole (N'Bushe Wright) starts sleeping with local drug lord Esteban (Giancarlo Esposito), Fresh calls upon the skills he learned playing chess with his alcoholic father and speed-chess champion Sam (Samuel L. Jackson) and devises a complex strategy that will free both himself and his sister.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Boaz Yakin
Production: Miramax
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

He's making the rounds.

But he said

he wants you to wait for him

'til he gets here, okay?

Kick it, Chillie.

Pay me later.

I'm crazy late.

Tell him I had to get to school.

Yo, yo, Fresh.

Come back here, crimey.

Here. Here, homes.

If theres anything missing,

I'll kill you later.


Did you bring a late pass

or didnt you?

Boy, who's talking to you,

me or that floor?

Is this a comedy act, Chuckie?

You find this funny?

Then shut up and wipe

that stupid-looking thing...

which you probably think

is some kind of charming expression...

right off your face, boy.

Put your things away

and find a seat.

Go on!

This is not over,

do you hear me?

Now, what I was saying

before that interruption...

was that Mr. Hill

told you what the words

"manifest destiny means...

but not what it was.

So don't come into my classroom

with that ignorant nonsense...

about the heroes of the Alamo

and Davy Crockett...

and how bad they were...

because all

they were really doing...

was robbing another people

of their land...

so that they could keep

opening up new territories

for legal slavery.

The papers that I gave you

have a series of quotes...

from some antislavery writers

of that time period.

You read the first quote, Rosie.

It's from an antislavery writer

by the name of David Child...

written to

the Mexican government...

warning them about his own

United States government.

Read it to the class.

"Dear Sirs, There is

an impatient and almost ir--

"irresistible desire

in the South and Southwest...

to lay hold on Texas--"

Excuse me.

Where do you think you are,

the land of Oz?

You must be trippin'if you two

think you're gonna sit together.

Boy, move over there.

Go on, Rosie.

All right, Curtis, you're

hogging the ball again. Pass it.

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Boaz Yakin

Boaz Yakin (born June 20, 1966) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer based in New York City. He has penned the screenplays to films like The Rookie, A Price Above Rubies, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Now You See Me, and has directed the 2000 sports drama Remember the Titans and the 2012 Jason Statham action film Safe. As a producer he has collaborated frequently with filmmaker Eli Roth and served as executive producer for the first two entries in the Hostel franchise. more…

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