Waist Deep

June 23rd, 2006


Waist Deep

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An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.6/10 (5,705 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall

Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate

In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money.

Writers: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Darin Scott

Tyrese Gibson - O2
Shawn Parr - Newscaster #1
Henry Hunter Hall - Junior (as H. Hunter Hall)
Johnny C. Pruitt - Guard
Meagan Good - Coco
Darris Love - Rock
Larenz Tate - Lucky
William Duffy - Newscaster #2
Game - Meat (as The Game)
Kimora Lee - Fencing House Lady (as Kimora Lee Simmons)
Wil E. Young - Man
DeWayne Turrentine Jr. - Gangster #1 (as Syco Smoov)
Wade Allain-Marcus - Gangster #2
Paul Terrell Clayton - Black Security Guard (as Terrell Clayton)
Ray Bengston - White Security Guard

Taglines: Bonnie And Clyde - On The Flip Side


Official Website: Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 23 June 2006

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $9,404,180 (USA) (25 June 2006) (1004 Screens)

Gross: $21,318,194 (USA) (30 July 2006)

Technical Specs


Continuity: When O2 first gets his car stolen, he fairly quickly gets up and runs at top speed for many blocks and when he finally gives up, Coco is right there. How did she get so far away from where she talked to him in his car in the time it took him to run there?

Meat: [Having slashed off a subordinate's arm with a machete] You bring me my money... you get your arm back

User Review

It sure isn't 'Deep' but it's a fun ride

Rating: 6/10

This isn't a great movie but it's good, fun, mindless entertainment.

I'm a huge fan of "Gridlock'd" and went into this film expecting a clever take on the action genre from Vondie Curtis Hall. What I got was an action-packed movie that borrowed from many films before it; its saving grace is its urban twist, the tongue in cheek humor (Kimora Lee's cameo is priceless) and its stars, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good and Larenz Tate. If you're fans of either actor, you'll allow yourself to believe the unbelievable moments--and there are many of them.

The action is non-stop, the hip hop soundtrack delivers in all the right places and you could plant a pretty garden in the plot holes but you'll certainly get your money's worth with the gunfights, beautiful people and adrenaline racing chase scenes--and in the end, isn't that what action films are all about?


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