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Godmoney ★★½ 1997 (R)

Nathan (Rodney) is a New York street kid who tries to clean up his life of drugs and crime by moving to the Los Angeles suburbs where he is recruited by Matthew (Field), a dealer who tries to get him back into his old ways. Director Doane's debut made an impression on the festival circuit, and it deserves its reputation. Despite a background in music videos, he is able to tell a coherent story about interesting characters without letting style overpower substance. 99m/C VHS, DVD . Rick Rodney, Bobby Field, Christi Allen; D: Darren Doane; W: Darren Doane, Sean Atkins, Sean Nelson; M: Nicholas Rivera.