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Clockers (1995)

R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Mystery  |  13 September 1995 (USA)
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Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

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Storyline

Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn't buy the story, however, and sets out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When there's murder on the streets, everyone is a suspect.

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Drama | Crime | Mystery

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, strong language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Nepperek  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,040,603 (USA)
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Trivia

Spike Lee wanted John Turturro to play Rocco Klein, and Michael Imperioli to play Larry Mazilla. The studio balked at Lee's request, and Martin Scorsese suggested Harvey Keitel for the role of Rocco, with John Turturro sliding into the role of Mazilla. See more »

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When Errol is threatening the kid on the trunk of the car, the helmet falls off. When the shot widens, the helmet is back on the kid's head. See more »

Quotes

Ronald 'Strike' Dunham: [In Rodney's car; Rodney gives him crap about abandoning his post to be questioned by Klein] Aw, man. Fuck you, Rodney.
Rodney: [silently pulls over to the shoulder] Excuse me?
[punches Strike in the stomach]
Rodney: Who the *fuck* are you talking to like that? Are you out of your motherfucking mind?
[pulls Strike down on his lap]
Rodney: Huh? You think I'm one of these crew-niggas sitting on the project?
[punches him again]
Rodney: BENCH, motherfucker!
[grabs a gun from the backseat and sticks it in his mouth]
Rodney: Open yo mouth, nigga...
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Spike Lee's early film is solid
22 September 2006 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Spike Lee's urban drama about a drugpusher who the police become suspicious towards after a man is found with 4 bullets in him in their neighborhood. This is a good early film from Spike Lee, he later built on this film's theme with much better films in He Got Game and The 25th Hour. But this one was also solid, with some very good performances and certain very good scenes. The screenplay was pretty good, based on Price's own book, and i liked Phifer, Turturro and Keitel a lot in this. Good cinematography from Malik Hassan Sayeed and editing from Smuael D. Pollard. Terence Blanchard's score is also not bad. overall a solid mid 90s film from Spike Lee.--- IMDb Rating: 6.8, my rating: 8/10


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