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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez
Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein
Sugar Hill (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander
Caught Up (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and ... See full summary »

Director: Darin Scott
Stars: Bokeem Woodbine, Cynda Williams, Damon Saleem
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube
Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder
South Central (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith
House Party 2 (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.

Directors: George Jackson, Doug McHenry
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence
Cooley High (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
House Party (1990)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

Director: Lionel C. Martin
Stars: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies
House Party 3 (1994)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Come to a new House Party, where Kid, after a lifetime 'playing the field', falls in love and is about to get married. 'Play' plans to throw the rockin'est bachelor party ever - until '... See full summary »

Director: Eric Meza
Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, David Edwards
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William James Stiggers Jr. ...
Chucky (as Willie James Stiggers Jr.)
Chi Ali ...
Pharoah
...
Diquan Mitchell
...
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
...
Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
...
Fast Food Customer
Joseph Gimpel ...
Fast Food Manager
...
Lay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
Nzingha ...
Aunt Viola
...
Bamboo (as Fredro)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On These Streets You Take Life One Bullet At A Time.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armati di pistola  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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.
See more »


Soundtracks

I Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Written and Performed by Kenn Whitaker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?