Crown Heights

Closed Capationed Starring: Mario Van Peebles & Howie Mandel Director: Jeremy Kagan  Rated: R: Restricted
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  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Showtime Ent.
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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During the festering summer of 1991, racial tensions between the African-American and Hasidic communities of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, reached a boiling point when a Jewish man accidentally struck and killed a black child while driving his car. The explosive riots that followed culminated with the stabbing death of a rabbinical student by a black teenager and elevated the already wounded community to an almost unbearable level of grief and anger. Showtime's original film CROWN HEIGHTS plays out against this historical background with a fictionalized story of two alliances--one between a Hasidic rabbi (Howie Mandel) and an African-American community leader (Mario Van Peebles); the other between black and Jewish teenagers with a mutual love for hip-hop music--that attempt to heal the neighborhood's widening racial divide with mutual respect and understanding.

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African American Culture | African Americans | Black Heritage | Cable Original | History | Jewish Heritage | Murder | New York City | Race Relations | Racism | Tragedy | True Story

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  • Sales Rank: 4,346
  • UPC: 758445113624
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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