In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. The film opens in his early days as a cop on the L.A.P.D. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Styles and Blake confront each other, during which Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Seven years later, Blake escapes from prison during a parole board hearing to carry out his revenge against Styles, and what follows is a violent series of events that destroys Styles' career. This sets the stage for one last bloody duel between Styles and Blake. Written by
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This is one case that's going to be settled out of court.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content
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[Nick is trying to persuade Odessa to stop dealing at the Towers
Do it for your mother.
What about my mother, motherfucker?
Your mother, nigga! The one that died of a broken heart, praying with my father every night over your sorry ass. The one that buried your kid brother without his head because they couldn't find it. Don't play me, Odessa.
Next 2 Me
Words and Music by Donald D.
Published by Syndicate Snyper Music (ASCAP)
Performed and Produced by Donald D.
Courtesy of Sire Records
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