Watch Back in the Day
- 1 hr 43 min
Back in the Day is a coming of age tale with an urban twist. When a violent incident in his mother's neighborhood makes living there no longer safe, Reggie Cooper (Ja Rule) must go live with his father, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Despite his father urging Reggie to follow his head for business into an honest living, Reggie is swept up in criminal endeavors. To make matters more confusing for the young man, his mentor J-Bone (Ving Rhames) is pressuring Reggie to slip even further into the seedy underworld of organized crime. Reggie is torn between two worlds and two fathers, his birth father who represents a world that seems foreign to Reggie and his street father who represents what Reggie thinks of as the only option available to him. Complicating matters is Reggie's relationship with his girlfriend, played by Tatyana Ali. Her preacher father is singled out by J-Bone for a deadly crime, leaving Reggie in the middle with no way out.