Can you tell me the title of this movie? Here's what I know.
The story took place in an urban setting. The main character was a young black child who desperately wanted to leave the drug world he grew up in. One of top drug dealers was named Jake. Through careful and brilliant planning, he was able to convince Jakes' boss that Jake wanted control the whole operation. Consequently, Jake was killed at the hands of his boss. Then this kid set up that boss by planting drugs in the boss' home, which was discovered by the police. In exchange for his testimony, he is granted protection by the police. This kid also insists that his sister be protected. Here are some scenes I remember.
A junkie prostitute offers this kid sex if he gets her a meeting with Jake.
This kid has a friend that desperately wants to get into the drug business. This friends explains that he is good for the business because as the friend says "I've got dope moves". (The kid knows that his friend does not have what it takes but pretends that he will set up a meeting)
Dollar by dollar, this kid saves up money. He puts the money in a tin can outside in a field. He saved $5,000.00 dollars.
This kid hangs a dog (a pitbull) by the neck, choking him briefly before he shoots him. (it was a mercy killing to keep the dog from a life of fighting)
Thats all I can accurately remember. Hope you can help.