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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

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Old Man
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Keisha
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Reverend Oates
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Storyline

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They're a new breed of gangster. The new public enemy. The new family of crime. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Novo Paraíso  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,624,253 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Controversial professional wrestler Jerry Young, aka New Jack, took his ring name after seeing this film See more »

Goofs

When Kareem takes Pookie to talk to Gee Money about a promotion, the camera cuts between being in the room and looking through the wire that Pookie is wearing. Gee Money is on the phone during this exchange and his hands switch positions wildly between the shots. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Appleton: What? All he gets is a year? No, this ain't happening. I should have killed you myself, bitch.
Nino Brown: Well, that's the difference between you and me. Don't get mad, Tito. It's the *law*. Sucks, huh? Well, maybe when this is over with, you can come and work for me.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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(THERE YOU GO) TELLING ME NO AGAIN
Written and Produced by Keith Sweat and Bobby Wooten
Performed by Keith Sweat
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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A must for all fans of Mafia-type movies.
3 January 2000 | by (ayrshier, scotland, uk) – See all my reviews

This is a very stylish movie. All the elements seem to have combined to give it a very distinctive look and feel. The soundtrack is excellent and complements the story perfectly, almost like it is a part of the story. All the performances are great but special mention has to go to Wesley Snipes and the great Judd Nelson/Ice T double act. Okay the plot doesn't really tax your brain but if you are a fan of gangster movies or want a bit of mindless entertainment then you won't go wrong with this film.


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