Heroin King Of Baltimore: Rise And Fall Of Melvin Williams (DVD)
Release Date: 06/18/13
The true story of Baltimore street legend Melvin William, the main inspiration for Avon Barksdale's character in The Wire.
Melvin Williams was a genius gambler who at age 12 played against gang members and crime bosses winning thousands of dollars. By age 15, Williams was a millionaire and had established himself as a figure on Pennsylvania Ave. For Melvin this marked the beginning of a long struggle that ultimately would end with him spending 26 years behind bars. After release, starred as Deacon on HBO's the Wire.
|Label: EYES WIDE OPEN FILMS|
|Genre: Urban Drama|
|Run Time: 60 mins|