Jamesy Boy is a 2014 American biographical crime drama film, directed by Trevor White and written by White and Lane Shadgett. The film stars Spencer Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Taissa Farmiga, Ving Rhames, and James Woods. It tells the true story of ex-convict James Burns. The film was released in North America on January 3, 2014 through video on demand, and in a limited release on January 17, 2014 by Phase 4 Films.
James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) is in prison for selling guns, drug possession and illegal possession of a firearm. Some years earlier, his mother Tracy (Mary-Louise Parker) attempts to enroll him in school, but is turned away. One night, James meets Crystal (Rosa Salazar) and Drew (Keon Clayton) after they steal from a convenience store he's in and befriends them. Crystal tells James about Roc (Michael Trotter), a guy they do odd jobs for and offers him a chance to get in on it. James' mother finds out what he's doing and reminds him that they are close to his legal appeal, but he defies his incarceration by cutting off his ankle bracelet.