- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 6 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: May 31, 2011
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/18/2003
"...There are funny moments and devastating ones, There's desperation and quiet hope. The series richly rewards your emotional investment..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/01/2003
One year following one family from their ghetto apartment to their interaction with a community plagued with narcotics trade and violence is at the heart of this HBO miniseries. Sean Nelson (FRESH) stars as a teenage boy who struggles to fight off street life pressures. His parents (played by Khandi Alexander and T.K. Carter) are of little help, as they work hard to bring a steady income and a sense of normalcy, but coninually fail. This brutal street portrayal won numerous Emmys including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Direction for Charles S. Dutton.