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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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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>

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

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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

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13 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,040,603 (USA)
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson was considered for the role of Rodney Little. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Mazilli is walking up to the back of the Mercedes Benz to talk to the kids inside his badge/shield is that of an NYPD Detective. However when he shows it to the driver of the car it is the shield of a NYPD Sergeant. See more »

Quotes

Andre The Giant: [beating up Strike] It's motherfuckers like you that mugged Rosa Parks.
Ronald 'Strike' Dunham: Who the fuck is Rosa Parks?
Andre The Giant: Who the fuck is Rosa Parks? Who's Rosa Parks?
Ronald 'Strike' Dunham: It's hard on brothers out here.
Andre The Giant: Brothers? You stupid ignorant motherfucker.
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Featured in The Directors: The Films of Spike Lee (2000) See more »

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Written by Duron Edwards & Shawn McFadden
Performed by Brooklynytes
Courtesy of 40 Acres and a Mule Musicworks
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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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