The System Within Film Production, LLC
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The System Within Completes "The Stick Up Kids" Motion Picture

New York, NY, January 12, 2008 --( The motion picture “The Stick Up Kids” completed filming in New York City, New York and will be release theatrically and on DVD in Spring 2008. “The Stick Up Kids” was produced by The System Within Film Productions and Tariq Alexander. This urban drama, set in Harlem, follows the lives of four friends who must make major decisions about the path they will take following a series of tragic events and mysterious death. They are forced to examine the effects of inner city gentrification, and community empowerment. Tariq Alexander (The System Within, Kings For The Evening) co-wrote the screenplay with Dr. Debora Heflin and leads the cast as Santos. “The Stick Up Kids” is also the directorial debut for Hawthorne James (Five Heartbeats, Speed, Se7en, Bossin Up, The System Within). Other starring cast includes MEL JACKSON (Soul Food, Deliver Us From Eva, Temptations, A Good Man is Hard to Find), Bryce Wilson (Weekend Vibe, Beauty Shop, The System Within, Show Stoppers), Robert Miano (Donnie Braco, Thick As Thieves, Fashion Victim, The System Within), Taurean Blacque (Hills Street Blues, In the Heat of the Night, Nowhere Road) and newcomer Holly Gaines (Love Chronicles, CSI Miami).

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