Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s. Written by
Dragan Antulov <email@example.com>
It's tough to be a black hero.
Did You Know?
Producer Peter McCarthy
persuaded John Cusack
, with whom he had worked before, to appear in the last big shoot-out scene as a delivery boy. He was shot multiple times and was burned by several of the nearly 20 squibs attached to his body. They didn't use the scene. See more
When Cheryl identifies herself as Junebug's widow at his burial, the A/V is mismatched when she says, "He was my husband." See more
Spade, we ain't heroes no more, We're businessmen!
You two big motherfuckers in here cookin' red beans and grits - you call that business?
Man, you really know how to hurt a guy.
Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) crawls up to a cop at the scene of the film's final confrontation: "Slade. I must find Slade." [rips off his shirt] "Kung Fu Joe is here!" Cop: "Sorry buddy. They've already gone." [walks away] Kung Fu Joe: [calls after him] "Yo brother, do you got a bandaid?" See more
Spoofs Rambo III
Written by Norman Whitfield
& Barrett Strong
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Edwin Starr
Courtesy of Motown Record Co. See more