The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)

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The Bridge to Nowhere: Directed by Blair Underwood. With Ving Rhames, Bijou Phillips, Danny Masterson, Ben Crowley. Centers on the rise and fall of four blue-collar men who team with a destitute prostitute to create a high-priced escort service.

“Sometimes you have to be from the streets to actually enjoy a movie about the streets so since I am not a movie critic Iu0026#39;ll give it to you straight with no chaser. I enjoyed this movie because of the story. This is the story of five friends who live in Pittsburgh, Pa. They have been friends since childhood and growing up and going nowhere which is typical in the hood, any hood, with any race especially when poverty and ignorance are involved. They had no way of making any money and needed a grind which is a hustle/grift to make some easy money and that is where the movie really takes off. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThese young guys came up with a brilliant idea, that is if youu0026#39;re from the hood, to make money. And even though the idea for their hustle was a bit far fetched they made it work. The movie involves drugs and a crooked cop which is usually typical in a B movie like this. The cop, played by Ving Rhames, was one grimy, I mean seriously grimy dude. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRhames played that role very well which made the movie work. And as I said, if youu0026#39;re from the streets you probably know or have known cops like the one played by Rhames. If youu0026#39;re not from the streets and are of the WASP culture who looks at people from the hood as lower life forms and believe that all police officers are outstanding citizens then this movie truly isnu0026#39;t for you.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;ve known of cops in Philly that were so low they could rattle around in a gnats navel and if anyone who reads this review knows of the corruption that is running rampant inside the Philly PD then you have a good idea of exactly what Iu0026#39;m talking about. I am not going to spoil the flick for those of you who havenu0026#39;t seen it, but in my humble opinion it was pretty damn good. What is really comical is that the idea could work, that is if youu0026#39;re willing to take the risk of spending a long time in jail, it really could. Enjoy.”

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