Movie Info

A longtime gang member (James ‘Primo’ Grant) shows a fast-taking teen (John Diaz) how to operate on the mean streets of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Initial release: July 24, 2015 (USA)
Director: Keith Miller
Running time: 1h 28m
Music director: Michael Rosen
Screenplay: Keith Miller
Cast: John Diaz, Wanda Nobles Colon, Tamara Robinson


A member of the notorious Bloods since he was 12 years old – both in the film and in real life – Primo takes John, the son of his slain mentor, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets. Set in East New York, FIVE STAR blends documentary and fictional storytelling as director Keith Miller carefully avoids worn clichés of gang culture to offer a compelling portrait of two men forced to confront the question of what it really means to be a man.



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