This non-exploitive, made-for-cable biopic does a straightforward job of
examining the life of infamous crime lord Stan "Tookie" Williams Williams.
Convicted of multiple homicide in 1981 and credited with uniting some of LA’s motley street gangs into a unified force, Crips leader Williams (Jamie Foxx) is on Death Row when he repudiates his life of violence while trying to explain its origin in the Crips-Bloods gang rivalry. One of the few people interested in hearing Williams' theories is author Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield), but her publisher doesn’t share that enthusiasm. Although Becnel is also African-American, she comes from a different world than Wi...