Life of a King

Synopsis: Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jake Goldberger
Production: Millenium Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Want to play again?

Give you a chance to get

those cigarettes back.

I'm scared, man.

Don't got too many

friends on the outside.

Not anymore.

Just keep your eye

on the end game.

Everything will fall into place.

I'm going to miss you, chess man.

Listen to me, Eugene.

Every day you out there,

you out there for me

and every other brother in here

who's never going

to be out there again.

I made this for you.

Take care of the king.

Everything else follows.

You good?


Jamal, I appreciate

you for this, my brother.

Hey, man, I...

I owe you one.

Well, since your memory

serves you so well,

think you can help me

find some work?

Honest work?


I think I can do something.

There's the

halfway house, my brother.

Pull over there.

Hey, you need a car?

Actually, I'm friends with Jamal.

I'm here about a job.

Right. Right. Yeah.

Well, we got some spots

in the night shift.

What kind of late hours you keep?

I keep whatever hours

you need me to keep.

That's a good answer.

That's a good answer.

All right, fill that out.


When could you start?

Whenever is clever.

A lot of guys who come in

here looking for work,

head cases.

Ex-cons at best.

When did you get out?


Hello, Eugene.


Is that you, baby?

My goodness, Trini.

Y-You want your usual,

extra chocolate?

No, I can't.

I have class.

What are you studying?


My daughter's going to be a lawyer.

Listen, Trini, I know

it's been a long time, but...

I'm-I'm sorry, I just...

I don't have time

for this right now.

But I wanted to come

tell you in person.

Marco's locked up.

He's been in juvenile detention

for almost a year now.

Selling drugs.

I really have to go now.

Wait, wait, Trini, please.

I really have to go, Eugene.

I'm sorry.

Take care.

Some things change...

other things

stay the same damn way.

I'll be damned.

What's up, buddy?

Been too long, man.

Yes, sir.

I'm out.

You got a place to stay?

Halfway house.

I can hook you up with a car.

Remember Andre?


He's got a Crown Vic just sitting there.


Beat up.

On its last legs.

So, no brother really wants

to take that off his hands.

Watch this.

I can grab it for you.

It'll do you some good.

I appreciate it. Yes, sir.

Thank you, my brother.

What I really need is a job,


Money is just...

cash is tight, man.

Seems like nobody wants

to hire an ex-con.

Parole board didn't set you up?

There's a waiting list.

Maybe a couple of weeks at least.

Look, man, I do maintenance

over at the Maud Alton school.

I can try and put a good word in for you.

Is that right?

Yeah. It's not so bad

if you don't mind

hanging around the kids all day.


I hung around a lot worse.

Can't make any promises now.

Hey, you know me. It's all good.


What about Perry?

He still hang around?

Oh, yeah.

After you went in, he

became the man around here.

Word? - Yeah, he's got his hands

in some of everything, man.

Good for him.


I'm glad you came home, Eugene.

I ain't got nowhere else to go.

Ma'am, I'm going

to cut to the chase.

I'm a real hard worker.

I'm disciplined. Keep to myself.

Well, I, I haven't even given you

a job description yet.

Well, whatever it is,

I'll get it done.

You know, we've been losing

our funding left and right.

So, the pay wouldn't be very good.

I understand.

How long have you known Billy?

Since I was 14.

Well, he speaks highly of you.

Like I said,

the-the pay won't be good

and the kids, well

they are a handful.

Well, I'm real good with children.

I got two beautiful kids of my own.

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