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Strapped (1993)

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 ... See full summary »

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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'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 ...
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Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
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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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On These Streets You Take Life One Bullet At A Time.

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21 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Armati di pistola  »

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

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There's clearly no bullet hole in the girl's dress when she accidentally gets shot in the grocery store. 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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Da Man
Performed by Vooodu!
Written by Vooodu! and Bird
Produced by Bird
Courtesy of True Sound Records
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A great urban movie
16 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is an absolutley great film. Forest Whiteka has excelled himself with a great detailed account of the lives of young black youths struggling through poverty to survive. The director of photography has chosen some brilliant urban backdrops to set the picture alive, almost as if you're a third person view within the film. The story is compelling and well structured, sure it's been done before, but it's the way it has been done that makes this movie so interesting to watch. Has some classic elements of other films such as The Warriors in places, but this only adds to the surreal effect being created here by Forest!

It also has some of the most shocking scenes from the 1993 era. A definite must see for urban-gangsta fans everywhere. Bokeem displays an amazing performance.

Why it wasn't a video release seems beyond me.


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