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Strapped (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama  -  21 August 1993 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William James Stiggers Jr. ...
Chucky (as Willie James Stiggers Jr.)
Chi Ali ...
Pharoah
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Diquan Mitchell
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Diquan's Mother
Mike Farley ...
Cop
Hugh Hurd ...
Man in Hallway (as Hugh L. Hurd)
Anthony Lozama ...
Young Boy in Hallway
David Robinson ...
Boy at Mortuary Truck
Mary Hedahl ...
Secretary
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Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Marcella Lowery ...
Fast Food Customer
Joseph Gimpel ...
Fast Food Manager
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Lay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
Nzingha ...
Aunt Viola
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Bamboo (as Fredro)
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Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop(Michael Biehn) to turn in local gun dealers. How ever, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing. Written by Humberto Amador

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Fredro Starr and Bokeem Woodbine's film debut. See more »

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When Daquan & Yvonne are at the dinner table, in close shots they are sitting next to each other. In wide shots they are sitting across from one another. See more »

Quotes

Matthew McRea: Diquan, you don't have to do this.
Diquan Mitchell: Man, what do you know about it? You don't live in my world. My grandma cleans your apartment.
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Innercity Boundaries
Performed by Freestyle Fellowship featuring Daddy-O
Music by Randall Willis
Lyrics by Eddie Hayes, Ornette Glen, Michael Troy, Mtulazaji Issan Davis and Daddy-O
Produced by Daddy-O and Freestyle Fellowship
Courtesy of 4th and Broadway/Island Records
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What was the movie trying to prove?
11 May 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Although this is a credible story with good directing, I found the characters not very believable and some of the acting over done. Bokeem Woodbine as Diquan Mitchell is okay, but the turnaround in his state of mind at the end of the show is quite astonishing.

The ending leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Sure, it may be intentional but it unravels the whole point of the movie. What I thought was the story of a ex-con trying to make good his life suddenly ends in a socio drama reflecting the sad situation of the black community in Brooklyn. Everything seems to be a wasted effort -- there's just no conclusion.


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