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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 ...
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Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
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Fast Food Customer
Joseph Gimpel ...
Fast Food Manager
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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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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 »

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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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I Don't Give A Fuck
Produced by Boss
Written by M.C. Serch (as Michael Berrin), Lichelle Laws, Irene Moore and Todd Ray
Courtesy of Def Jam/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A great urban movie
16 November 1998 | by (London) – 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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