Chalk (2000)

Chalk
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 25mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mickey Freeman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Don Bajema Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Rob Nilsson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eric Blum Lighting n/a 798 6000002
David Schikele Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeff Roth Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tim Alexander Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ethan Sing Producer n/a 3 3000002
Rand Crook Producer n/a 3 3000001
Johnnie Reese Actor Jones 1 1000004
Denise Concetta Cavaliere Actor n/a 1 1000003
Don Bajema Actor Dorian James 1 1000002
Edwin Johnson Actor Earl Watson 1 1000005
Destiny Costa Actor n/a 1 1000006
Rob Nilsson Director n/a 2 2000001
John Tidwell Actor n/a 1 1000007
Kelvin Han Yee Actor TC 1 1000001
Synopsis
Gritty character studies, developed with improvisational actor imput, form the basis of this working-class drama set in a funky East Bay pool hall, the Crabtree, owned by the cantankerous--yet ailing--Pop Watson. Years ago, the black, 60-year-old, Watson, an ex-GI in Korea, was a pool hustler. Worn down by heroine abuse, he has left the playing to his sons, Jones and TC, Watson's Chinese-American son. TC is a pool-playing prodigy who holds court at the Crabtree while his "brother" Jones is a hustler. Both TC and Jones limit themselves to taking down local marks. Everyone knows TC doesn't have the nerve to take on real competition, even though his girlfriend is constantly encouraging him to broaden his horizons beyond the confines of this little smoky room, forgotten by time, and neglected by fortune. The status quo is threatened when Jones sets up a high-stakes match between TC and Dorian James, a ranked tournament player with a shady background in Asian gangs.