Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere ... See full summary »
At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Robert De Niro,
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in, as everything gradually builds up to end in tragedy. Written by
After appearing in a string of action films, Wesley Snipes wanted to take on a different, more dramatic role. Having worked with screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper on "New Jack City", he read the script and was immediately drawn to the central role. See more »
Several times during the movie, a boom mic can be seen coming into the screen. See more »
Look Lolly, I think we need to call a truce. You don't hit my men, I won't hit yours. You don't hurt my brother and I won't take your whole family. We'll work it out so you can get a peice of the action. Ok chump? I mean champ. My word is bond.
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Bumped into this movie on Sky Cinema the other night, when it was halfway through. At first I assumed it was a hitherto-shelved Spike Lee film, especially when Wes popped up. I was riveted from then on by its uncompromising bleakness: a black Godfather III? Certainly left a similar impression, of the tragic futility of hard drugs and street gangs, of the sometime impossible difficulties inherent in changing one's life. IL' Wes has never convinced as an untarnished hero; here he is as convincingly uncertain, as shakily cocky, as he was in Jungle Fever and One Night Stand: a vastly underrated actor who really ought to get back in the saddle with Spike as soon as he possibly can. Never heard of the director, though.
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