Life Is Hot in Cracktown Image

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Summary: Marybeth is a pre-op transsexual working as a prostitute and living with her lover, Benny, a small time burglar. In spite of their lines of work, they live a somewhat normal life as a married couple. Manny works two jobs: the late shift in an all night bodega surrounded by young junkies, drug dealers and prostitutes, and as a security guard in a Welfare hotel to provide for his family. Willy, ten years old, lives in the Welfare hotel with his sister, mother and her violent boyfriend, begging on the street so he and Susie can buy some fast food to eat. Romeo, a street tough, roams the streets with his gang, terrorizing anyone who comes in his path. These four stories come together in a powerful climax of love and salvation, showing that despite the obstacles of life in the inner-city, humanity and hope can still prevail. (Lightning Entertainment)
Runtime: 99 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive language.
Production: Karmic Productions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Buddy Giovinazzo Director
Writer Credit
Buddy Giovinazzo Writer
Cast Credit
Ariel Winter Susie
Brandon Routh Sizemore
Carly Pope Stacy
Desmond Harrington Benny
Evan Ross Romeo
Illeana Douglas Mommy
Katija Pevec Becky
Kerry Washington Marybeth
Lara Flynn Boyle Betty McBain
Mark Webber Ridley
Shannyn Sossamon Concetta
The RZA Samy
Thomas Ian Nicholas Chad Wesley
Tony Plana Lou
Victor Rasuk Manny
Vondie Curtis-Hall Cast
Producer Credit
Braxton Pope Executive Producer
Hector Tinoco Associate Producer
Jeff Kirshbaum Line Producer
John Saviano Line Producer
Larry Rattner Producer
Melissa Wilfley Executive Producer
Paul Canterna Co-Producer
Ten Travis Co-Producer
William Fisch Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: