VICTOR - DVD - Based on the Inspirational
True Story of Victor Torres
A mother's love. A son's rebellion. The faith to overcome. From the streets of THE CROSS & THE SWITCHBLADE comes the inspiring TRUE STORY of a teen from Puerto Rico forced to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn. Enslaved by the power of gangs and the addiction to heroin, he must find faith and freedom before he destroys his family and himself.
Publication Date: 2017
Vendor: Ocean Avenue Entertainment
PG-13 (for mature thematic material involving drug abuse, and some violence)
Directed By: Brandon Dickerson
Written By: Brandon Dickerson, Thomas Ward
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Ocean Avenue Entertainment
Dove Foundation Review
Language: H-2; punk a*s-1; stupid mouse-1.
Violence: Fighting in several scenes including punching; objects such as glass being broken; black eyes and a little blood on faces are seen; a broken beer bottle is held on a young man as he is threatened; shooting; a young man is shot and dies; it is said another young man died; knives and guns held on people; teens make illegal guns; boys use baseball bat to break into a store and rob it; a man is robbed of his money.
Drugs: Several scenes of drug use including a syringe, needle and tourniquet; the use of heroin; drug paraphernalia seen in a few scenes; the smoking of cigarettes in several scenes and by underage teens; cigarette seen behind young man's ear; pipe smoking; a drug is used to help get the addicts off the stronger drugs; talk of getting drugs; drug dealing; a young man prepares drugs in front of his young brother; drinking by underage teens in several scenes; beer bottles are seen; people seen going through withdrawals in rehab or on the street; a "fix me, man" comment; the stealing of drugs from a drug store.
Nudity: Woman in swimwear on the beach.
Other: Tension between characters; stealing; fireworks are set off inside a building; death and grief; a character vomits while going through withdrawals.