103 minutes – Drama
Release date: December 7, 2007
DVD Release date: February 19, 2008
Canadian Distributor: Seville Pictures
The story of Poor Boy’s Game deals with a young neighbourhood tough named Donnie, played by Rossif Sutherland. Nine years ago when Donnie was just 17-years-old, he was sent to prison for a violent crime against a young black man. While the system may deem that he has paid his debt to society and is now reformed, there are others who have their own thoughts on the justice system. When he is released back into the same vicious, working class neighbourhood that created him, one of the people waiting for this opportunity is the father of Donnie’s victim, George, played by veteran American actor Danny Glover. George desperately needs to take revenge on the person who severely injured his son. But when he comes face-to-face with Donnie, he decides against imposing his own brand of justice. Soon after, George discovers that he is alone in his need to move on with his life. His wife, Ruth, played by Tonya Lee Williams, and the entire community seem to want Donnie to pay in blood for what they see as an assault against them all. Donnie and George learn to see beyond their history to the angry, hurt, loving and shockingly similar men inside. Poor Boy’s Game is an exploration of the futility of vengeance and the potency of forgiveness.