Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »
This action film, directed by the Hughes brothers, depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn." However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960's. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The way that Cowboy (Terrance Howard) Says the word "man" is very similar to how he uses it 10 years later in the film Hustle & Flow (2005) See more »
The guards never put the money in the back of the truck, it was left on the loading dock, so blowing up the truck was not required and the money should not have come flying out of it when it exploded. See more »
A strong movie about life for a black man after the Vietnam war
For all those who liked the movie "Menace 2 Society",you are going to love this one. This movie features the star from Menace to Society "Larenz Tate" and the well known "Chris Tucker". This is a very violent movie and have a few very gory scenes of the Vietnam war,but that is okay because this movie really shows how difficult it must have been for a black man growing up in the Bronx in the 60's.And it shows how life is for him and his friends after coming home from the Vietnam war. The language in this movie is of course very tough and rough and I could actually count the f-word 247 times in this movie and that speaks for it's self.
This is an extremely well made movie that really shows the reality of how hard the world can be for some people.
I advice everybody to go out and pick up this movie, because it is a story that you got to hear.
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