Conviction (2002)

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Conviction (2002) Synopsis

Carl Upchurch (Omar Epps) grew up in a Philadelphia ghetto and spent most of his young adulthood in and out of prison. While incarcerated, a compassionate teacher helped to turn his life around through education and religion. Upchurch became inspired to reach out and help other troubled youth. In the early 1990s he became a crusader for peace among inner-city gangs, organizing the first national gang summit which brought about truces between deadly rivals. The film is based on Upchurch's autobiography CONVICTED IN THE WOMB.

Rated for pervasive strong language, violence, some drug use and brief nudity