Off The Hook

2001, Movie, NR, 108 mins

Off The Hook
An extremely low budget piece of contemporary social realism that almost makes up for in intensity what it lacks in technical polish and originality. First time writer/director Adam Watstein based the film on the true story of Walter Velasquez (who plays himself), an aspiring rapper whose best friend and partner Lorenzo Lewis (Jamal Mackey) was also a small-time drug dealer. Shot on the fly in real South Bronx locations, the film chronicles Lorenzo's road to a tragic end — a fate that seems to have been preordained, despite the best efforts of both Walter and community leader/mentor Anthony Young (also playing himself), who tried to instill an ethic of self-dis...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 108 mins

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