Waist Deep

Waist Deep

Infobox Film
name = Waist Deep

caption = Film poster
director = Vondie Curtis-Hall
producer = Ted Field
writer = Screenplay:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Darin Scott
Michael Mahern
starring = Tyrese Gibson
Meagan Good
Larenz Tate
Henry Hunter Hall
Kimora Lee
and The Game
music = Kon Artis
Terence Blanchard
Howard Drossin
cinematography = Shane Hurlbut
editing = Terilyn A. Shropshire
distributor = Rogue Pictures
released = flagicon|USA June 23, 2006
flagicon|UK November 3, 2006
flagicon|Canada April 28, 2006
runtime = 87 min.
country = United States
language = English
followed_by =
website = http://www.waistdeep.net/
amg_id = 1:334029
imdb_id = 0456020

"Waist Deep" is a 2006 drama-action film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, starring Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good. This is loosely based of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde, including some similar subplots including the two main characters on the road, trying to avoid police, and committing bank robberies.


Ex-con Otis (Tyrese Gibson), or "O2" as he was once known on account of his ability to vanish from a crime scene like oxygen, has done his time and is now determined to stay out of trouble and never leave his young son, Otis, Jr. (Henry Hunter Hall), ever again.

When O2 shows up late to pick Junior up from school one afternoon, he even pinky-swears that he'll always come back for Junior. That promise is put to the test just moments later when O2's cherry vintage Chevy convertible is stolen from him at gunpoint in the middle of a crowded Southland intersection -- with Junior in the back seat.

O2 chases the car and gets into a nasty gun battle with the carjackers -- circumstances that then make it impossible for O2 go to the police -- but to no avail.

O2 does, however, catch up with Coco (Meagan Good), a woman who sells stolen suits on the streets for a thug known as P Money (Julius Denem). O2 knows she's the one who marked him for the carjacking, and he forces her to help him get Junior back.

Lucky (Larenz Tate), Otis' unreliable brother who works for Big Meat (Jayceon "The Game" Taylor), the brutally vicious leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, also offers to help.

After a few hours on the street, Lucky comes back with some bad news: Junior has fallen into Meat's hands, and Meat is demanding that O2 deliver $100,000 by midnight the following night, or Junior will die.

Otis claims that that he's broke, but Meat thinks otherwise: Meat was once O2's partner in crime, and he thinks O2 is still holding onto the $100,000 they made off their last job together -- the job that got O2 sent up for six years.

Desperate to raise the cash, O2 comes up with a plan: He and Coco will rip off P Money's and Meat's own operations, staging it to look like the one is ripping off the other, and thereby triggering a gang war that will hopefully take them both down, and help O2 and Coco rescue Junior.


Differences from "Bonnie and Clyde"

*The main characters weren't killed by the police.
*The story didn't involve a child.
*Bonnie and Clyde was set in central United States during the Great Depression, "Waist Deep" was set in Los Angeles in the 2000s.

Box office

"Waist Deep" grossed $9,404,180 from 1,004 theaters with an impressive $9,366 average in its opening weekend. Altogether, the film grossed $21,344,312. [http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=waistdeep.htm]


Tyrese Gibson
*Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, (Nominated) Black Movie Awards

Meagan Good
*Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress, (Nominated) Black Movie Awards
*Choice Breakout Performance (Female), (Nominated) Teen Choice Awards

*Outstanding Hip-Hop Movie, (Nominated) BET Hip-Hop Movie Awards

External links

*imdb title|id=0456020|title=Waist Deep
* [http://madeinatlantis.com/movies_central/2006/waist_deep_production_details.htm "Waist Deep" Production Notes]

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