Crown Heights

Synopsis: After the Crown Heights riots, an orthodox Rabbi and a community activist help two youths--one a Hasidic Jew, the other African-American--form a hip-hop group to heal their neighboorhood.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jeremy Kagan
Production: Showtime Networks Inc.
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.5
R
Year:
2004
93 min
22 Views

[ LAUGHS ]

WHAT, WHAT, WHAT,

THAT'S FUNNY?

WHAT, 'CAUSE I'M BLACK,

I CAN'T DO HOMEWORK?

LET ME SCHOOL YOU,

ALL RIGHT?

THERE IS SOME OF US THAT

ACTUALLY DO WANT AN EDUCATION.

WORD.

OKAY, OKAY, HERE'S WHAT

WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE

A PEACE MURAL:

ACROSS THE STREET

FROM THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT,

AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU

TO COME HELP US PAINT IT.

AND ANY OF Y'ALL

THAT CAN STAY,

DON'T HAVE TO DO HOMEWORK,

WE'D APPRECIATE IT.

WE'LL TALK THROUGH THIS

AND WORK THIS STUFF OUT.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

BEFORE WE GO,

EVERYBODY JUST STAND UP.

COME ON, GUYS.

COME ON.

ALL OF Y'ALL,

STAND UP.

THERE YOU GO.

COME ON, T.J.,

STAND UP, MAN.

WHAT, WE GOING TO SING

"WE ARE THE WORLD"?

COME ON.

TAKE THE HAND:

OF THE MAN NEXT TO YOU.

GRAB HIS HAND.

THEY AIN'T

GOING TO BITE YOU.

Laz:
IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

COME ON, GUYS.

MAY THE LORD:

BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU.

[ SPEAKS HEBREW ]

MAY HE LIFT UP:

HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU

AND GRANT YOU PEACE.

[ SPEAKS HEBREW ]

AMEN.

AMEN.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

OKAY?

ALL RIGHT.

YO, YOU DIGGING THIS?

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

I SEEN YOU SOMEWHERE.

DOUBT IT.

YOU KNOW THIS JEWISH LADY

MRS. FEINSTEIN --

SHE'S A NEIGHBOR.

SHE ASKED ME TO TURN OFF

THE STEREO:

IN HER HOUSE ONE WEEKEND.

THERE WAS THIS DUDE THERE

WHO LOOKED JUST LIKE YOU.

YEAH, WE ALL LOOK ALIKE.

YOU ALL DRESS ALIKE.

THAT'S FOR DAMN SURE.

WASN'T ME.

[ ZIPS PANTS ]

YOU KNOW WHY SHE ASKED YOU

TO TURN OFF HER STEREO?

SHE DIDN'T KNOW

WHERE THE POWER BUTTON WAS,

SO I SHOWED HER.

ON SHABBOS WE DON'T WORK

OR OPERATE EQUIPMENT,

SO SHE WOULDN'T

HAVE TOUCHED THE STEREO.

SHA-WHAT?

THAT'S THE SABBATH

TO YOU.

OH, MY BAD. I THOUGHT SHE WAS

JUST SLOW OR SOMETHING.

OH, YOU THOUGHT

SHE WAS SLOW?

YEAH.

ACTUALLY, MRS. FEINSTEIN

IS SLOW.

JUST LOOK:

AT WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING.

THEY LET THEIR CHILDREN

RUN WILD IN THE STREETS.

THERE'S NO PARENTS,

NO RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S NO WONDER

THEY'RE KILLING PEOPLE.

THE JEW CONTROLS

THE POLITICIANS,

AND THE DEVIL:

HAS BEEN DISSEMINATING,

DEFILING, COLONIZING,

AND SUCKING THE BLOOD

OUT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY

FOR YEARS.

[ KNOCK ON WINDOW ]

NOW, AS YOU

GO THROUGH LIFE:

WITH YOUR SISTERS

AND YOUR BROTHERS

YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK

JUST BY LOOKING AT THE COVER

NO, I DON'T HEAR YOU BUSTING

THAT WHACK-ASS WHITE BOY RHYME.

WHAT UP, DOG?

MAN, YOU TELL ME.

YOU THE ONE BUYING

THIS BROTHERLY LOVE BULLSHIT.

TELL ME WHAT'S WRONG

WITH PEOPLE TRYING TO GET ALONG.

IT DON'T WORK,

JUST LIKE THAT TEEN SUMMIT SHI AIN'T GOING TO WORK EITHER.

THAT'S RIGHT.

IN THE END,

PEOPLE STICK WITH THEIR OWN.

DOG, YOU COMING?

I'M OUT, MAN.

HEY, HEY, MAN,

WATCH THAT.

OH, SORRY.

PAINTING IS NOT:

MY STRONG SUIT.

YEAH, I SEE THAT.

HEARD AL SHARPTON'S

COMING TO DO A RALLY.

I'M GOING

TO CHECK IT OUT.

WHAT? HOW CAN YOU?

HE PREACHES THE OPPOSITE

OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING

TO DO HERE.

YOU DON'T KNOW

WHAT HE REALLY PREACHES, LAZ,

AND I GOT TO KNOW

WHAT HE'S REALLY SAYING

IF I'M GOING

TO BE DEALING WITH IT.

HE DEMONIZES US.

YOU THINK THEY REALLY

BELIEVE IN THIS?

I THINK:

THEY'RE HYPOCRITES.

HEY.

HEY.

HOMEBOY CHICK.

COULD YOU NOT -- COULD YOU NOT

DO THAT AROUND ME?

OH, EXCUSE ME.

IT'S BAD ENOUGH

THAT MY DAD:

TOLD ME TO BE HERE.

I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING

TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO NOW.

WHY DOES YOUR FATHER

EVEN CARE?

MY FATHER HATES THEM.

APPARENTLY,

THE REBBE DOESN'T AGREE.

CAREFUL WITH THAT,

SCHMUCK.

WHAT?

HEY, WHAT'D YOU CALL ME?

HEY, YOU HEARD

WHAT I SAID.

HEY. HEY!

UNH-UNH.

CHILL OUT.

LET'S CALM DOWN.

WHY DON'T YOU ALL

CHILL OUT?

CHILL OUT.

RIGHT.

WE GOT A LOT OF TESTOSTERONE

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Michael D'Antonio

Michael D'Antonio is an American author, journalist, and commentator on CNN. He shared the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting with a team of Newsday reporters for their coverage of the Baby Jane Doe Case. He has written over a dozen books, including Never Enough, a 2015 biography of Donald Trump, and A Consequential President, a 2017 book on the Presidency of Barack Obama. His book Mortal Sins was a 2004 Edgar Award nominee.D'Antonio was born May 11, 1955, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1977. He wrote for the Dover Democrat in New Hampshire from 1976 to 1977, and the Portland Press Herald in Maine from 1977 to 1983 before joining Newsday as a writer, where he worked from 1983 to 1990. He was also a contributing editor to Child magazine. more…

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