Liberty Kid (2008)

Liberty Kid
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Zeke Dunn Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Ilya Chaiken Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mike King Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Larry Fessenden Producer n/a 3 3000003
Eliot Rockett Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dave Rock Editor n/a 172 7000001
Josh Anderson Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000001
Jesse D. Cain Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jeff Grace Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Mike S Ryan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Roger E. Kass Esq. Producer n/a 3 3000001
Raquel Jordan Actor Denice 1 1000004
Anny Mariano Actor Sister 1 1000003
Kareem Savinon Actor Tico 1 1000002
Rosa Ramos Actor Awilda 1 1000005
Johnny Rivera Actor Nelson 1 1000006
Ilya Chaiken Director n/a 2 2000001
Alessandro Magania Actor n/a 1 1000008
Rayniel Rufino Actor Mike 1 1000007
Al Thompson Actor Derrick 1 1000001
Synopsis
Derrick survived his racially divided high school (Blacks vs. Latinos) by passing for both sides. A legal resident alien, born in the Dominican Republic but raised in Brooklyn, Derrick has visions of going to college and getting out of the ghetto. But he's stifled by low-wage jobs, child support payments, and detours into street life. Courted by Army recruiters, Derrick must negotiate his way out of his dead-end lifestyle. Hot-headed Tico is Derrick's best friend and worst adversary, making off with all the girls and ensnaring Derrick in low-grade hustling schemes (from selling drugs to white hipsters to orchestrating fraudulent car accidents) that keep them both trapped in the same place they started. Their volatile friendship is put to the test as they each follow their different paths. Things turn hopeful for Derrick when he earns his GED, but he discovers his only option for affording school may be to enlist in the Army--just months prior to the US invasion of Iraq.