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Director  Craig Ross, Jr.
Initial DVD release  December 23, 2003
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Narrated by  Allen Payne
Writer  Craig Ross Jr.
Language  English
Blue Hill Avenue movie poster
Release date  June 5, 2001 (2001-06-05) (Acapulco Black Film Festival) July 13, 2003 (2003-07-13) (United States)
Cast  Allen Payne (Tristan), Angelle Brooks (Martine), Michael Taliferro (Simon), William L. Johnson (E. Bone), Aaron D. Spears (Money), Andrew Divoff (Det. Tyler)
Similar movies  Number One with a Bullet (1987)

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Blue Hill Avenue is a 2001 American crime film directed and written by Craig Ross, Jr., and starring Allen Payne. Ross Jr. also edited and executive produced the film.


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Blue Hill Avenue movie scenes

Four friends—Tristan (the leader), Simon (the right-hand man), E-Bone (the hot head) and Money (the mediator)--are street smart kids growing up in the tough Roxbury section of Boston in the 1980s. Starting out as small-time dope dealers on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury, they eventually go to work for Benny, a major player in the Boston crime scene. As the four friends grow up and become the biggest dealers in the city, things become increasingly heated: Tristan's wife wants him to leave the business because she's pregnant, Tristan finds out his sister is hooked on drugs and is alienated from his family, Simon becomes obsessed with a near-death experience and expects to die, cops dog their tracks trying every trick in and out of the book to catch them, and Benny, their main supplier, wants them out of the business for good. Worse, it becomes clear one of the four is trying to sell the others out to the cops. In the end, Tristan faces Benny down, after losing his friends, and is able to get out of the business—and the life—for good.


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  • Allen Payne - Tristan
  • Angelle Brooks - Martine
  • Michael Taliferro - Simon
  • William L. Johnson - E. Bone
  • Aaron D. Spears - Money
  • Andrew Divoff - Detective Tyler
  • Richard Lawson - Uncle Rob
  • Marlon Young (actor) - Twinkie
  • Dee Freeman - Violet
  • Gail Fulton Ross - Hazel
  • Veronica Redd - Nana
  • Anthony Sherwood - Melvin
  • MyQuan Jackson - Wren
  • Latamra Smith - Nicole
  • Brandon Hammond - Young E. Bone
  • W.B. Alexander - Young Tristan
  • Percy Daggs III - Young Money
  • Dana Bair - Young Simon
  • Clarence Williams III - Benny
  • William Forsythe - Detective Torrance
  • Diane Fauteux - Young Martine
  • William K. Butler - Big Time
  • Chris Thornton - Lathan
  • William Springfield - Soul Train
  • Pooch Hall - Billy 'Schlep Rock' Brown
  • Martin Roach - Uncle Pee Wee
  • David Julian Hirsh - Lloyd
  • Anthony Nuncio - Jack Escobar
  • Nicole McLean - Monica Dahl
  • Kenny Robinson - Sam
  • Awards & nominations

    2001 Acapulco Black Film Festival

  • Best U.S. Film — Blue Hill Avenue, Craig Ross Jr. (winner)
  • 2002 Black Reel Awards

  • Best Independent Actor (Theatrical) — Allen Payne (winner)
  • Best Independent Film (Theatrical) — (nominated)
  • 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival

  • Best Director — Craig Ross Jr. (winner)
  • Best Human On Earth — Dylon Ta-Fari Bennett (Theatrical) — (winner)
  • References

    Blue Hill Avenue Wikipedia
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