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A Terrible Thing To Waste

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Two black kids in the ghetto, making the hard transition from boyhood to manhood. It is bad enough that they’ve got the usual problems to deal with: poverty, crime, drugs, gangs. But there’s something else out there. Something sinister is stalking these two boys, drawing them closer and closer to its black web... something that might be trying to kill them both. Rating: MEDIUM controversy.

The Younger Boys

The rough and impoverished streets of Southeast San Diego, a district where crime and violence are a mere arm’s length away, a neighborhood where drug abuse and gang activity run rampant, a place with little opportunity for hope.

Enter Sammy Jones and his best friend Eric Sanders, a.k.a. EZ, two kids fresh out of elementary school, who are at the cusp of an abrupt and final transition into adolescence. Follow their animated and sometimes comical escapades as they venture to draw out the twilight of their innocence, their harrowing experiences as they seek out approval and recognition from the older clique of homeboys, led by EZ’s own brother, Junebug, and lastly...

Something sinister lurks in the neighborhood’s sewers, continually drawing the boys and attempting to ensnare them in its mysterious and powerful clutches. Spellbound, the two youngsters are swept into an ever-tightening whirlpool of death, stirred by an evil force that threatens to shatter the bond of their friendship, and that seeks to destroy their very lives.

Two boys, struggling to become young men, facing an unimaginable adversary they have no hope to overcome...

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