|Shiloh||0||Jun 8, 2015|
The movie is based on the life story of Nicky Cruz who is legendary throughout the world for his compelling and honest message of life on the streets. His life is a story of survival, fear and the matchless power of love.
In 1938, Nicky Cruz was born in the countryside of Puerto Rico. Brought up in a spiritual nightmare of witchcraft and brutality, he screamed out his aggression all the way to the streets of New York City. Now in 1958, a time when teens dance the jitterbug, and the city swells with clashing cultures, Nicky stands alone in this concrete jungle. Seduced by the power of gangs, he joins for his own protection and a sense of identity. Nicky quickly becomes the most vicious and feared gang warlord of them all. But just as he reaches the height of his fame, his personal battles bring him to his knees.
Nicky Cruz was leader of a brutal Puerto Rican New York gang called 'The Mau Maus' which ran wild in the mid to late 1950s, before he met the preacher 'David Wilkerson'. David told Cruz about Jesus, and how God still loved him and was willing to forgive him. Cruz was initially unconvinced, but, after a few weeks, he accepted Jesus as his Saviour. He gave up his life as a gang leader, and started studying the Bible. 47 years later, Nicky has become a Reverand, and he preaches all over the world.
Dave Wilkerson's bestselling dramatic book, "The Cross and the Switchblade," first introduced millions of readers to Nicky Cruz. He was a warlord of a vicious New York City gang, an experienced thief and mugger, and a hardened and violent street criminal - all before he reached 18. "Run Baby Run" is the story of his desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life.