Jamesy Boy

Synopsis: The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future?
Director(s): Trevor White
Production: Xlrator Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min



We get 100 little shits like you,

transferred from youth

corrections every year.

Now, you got two problems.

One, you done all your time so far

with kids, instead of real cons.

So you think you tougher

than you actually are.

Two, the guards of the Y.O.S.

still think they can put

Humpty back together again.

Which makes you soft.

It means you used to getting

away with sh*t.

Here, you throw an elbow

at another inmate,

we got a problem.

You understand that?

Aw, man.

This is gonna be fun.

Hell of a way to make a first

impression on your committee, yo.

Pick a fight before

you even step off the bus.


Let's go.

Shoulder against the wall.


What, are you nervous?

These kids have been going to

school together forever.

What if they don't like me?

I know better than you, boy.

They know nothing about you.

You're gonna be great.

There's Larr.

We're here to discuss

the enrolment of James Burns

into the freshman class

of Roosevelt High School,

per the request of

his mother, Tracy Burns.

Miss Burns,

let me be frank with you.

We have some concerns.


We're listening.

We've read your son's record, and

we're not convinced that our school

is the right place for a student

with his particular history.

There are other institutions

that might be more...



Are you saying

you're-you're not gonna take him?

Obviously we're... This

is a public school.

Is this...

Experiences of abuse

that your son endured,

but the fact is

that James has a record

of unstable,

even violent behaviour.

He could be a danger

to the other children.


You spent 20 minutes

with this file,

suddenly you're

an expert on my son?

You're the James expert.

Excuse me.

Feel free at any time

to step in and do your job.

At 14, James already

has convictions for robbery,

vandalism, and assault.

He's been institutionalized

three times in eight years,

once for threatening your

boyfriend with a knife.

Jesus, he was ten years old.

The fact is...

All the required equivalency tests.

Yes, he has.

He wants to enrol here,

and his counsellor has

declared him fit to do so.

And he will.

And we'll be back.

Come on, let's go.

It's only music

So what's wrong with music?

And there's hate

It's only music

Hold on.

Deception, injected


Shape things to come

A below birth

and break it down from birth

Cursed, sinnin' and killin'

275 million

Imperfections connected with

the greatest invention

The intentions of flesh


You know...

I've heard bullshit like that

woman said my whole life.

This is a setback, that's all.

No one said it was gonna be easy.


You've been doing real good

these past three months,

but you gotta be patient.

You gotta...

you gotta stay home,

you gotta stay outta trouble,

you gotta let the

lawyer do his job.


No one's gonna drive you to

school today if you miss the bus.

Holly, did you finish the milk?


F*** it.

Can't you get what you give?

Gimmie-gimmie what you got

Hey, what's up?

Um, hi.


How are you?

I'm good, how are you.

Yo, dude, your toilet's flooded.

Go, go, go, go.

Run, hurry!

What the hell?

Goddamn kid, I'll teach you lesson.

Come on.

Come on, come on!

What are you doing?

That was crazy!

I'm Crystal.

I'm James.

You wanna get high?

I just bought these

high tops this year.

150 f***in' dollars.

You know what the problem is?

They're made by some kids in China.

Probably doesn't even know what

a pair of sneakers looks like.

What are you talking about?

Yo, I gotta get out of here.

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