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Heroin King Of Baltimore: Rise And Fall Of Melvin Williams (DVD)

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Heroin King Of Baltimore: Rise And Fall Of Melvin Williams (DVD)

$ 19.95

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.

Media

Label: EYES WIDE OPEN FILMS
Genre: Urban Drama
Run Time: 60 mins
 

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