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Cast overview, first billed only:
William James Stiggers Jr. ...
Chucky (as Willie James Stiggers Jr.)
Chi Ali ...
Diquan Mitchell
Diquan's Mother
Mike Farley ...
Hugh Hurd ...
Man in Hallway (as Hugh L. Hurd)
Anthony Lozama ...
Young Boy in Hallway
David Robinson ...
Boy at Mortuary Truck
Mary Hedahl ...
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
Bamboo (as Fredro)


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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Release Date:

21 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armati di pistola  »

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Acting debut of Dina Meyer whom has a small part as a Delivery Person. See more »


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 »


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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Hit Da Road Jack
Performed by Public Enemy
Written by Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, Chuck D. (as Carlton Ridenhour) and Gary G-Wiz (as Gary Rinaldo)
Courtesy of Def Jam/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very Good, Much Better Than I Thought It Would Be
29 July 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a superb hood movie. I don't know why it isn't up their with all the other good ones.

It has an original story. Plenty of good plot development.

The acting was good most of the time. Sometimes it would seem a tiny bit bad but all and all it was pretty good. Bokeem Woodbine who plays the main character stands out, as does Fredro Starr who plays his friend. Also good acting by some of the younger members of the cast.

One thing that stood out was the soundtrack. Not just because it was rap music and this is a hood movie, the songs were appropriate to what was happening at the time in the movie.

Another good thing was the directing. Great job Forest Whitaker! That stood out as well.

Overall it should prove to be an entertaining, exciting and powerful movie with a powerful message. Another must see for hood movie fans.

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