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Dead Presidents (1995)

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.

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(as The Hughes Brothers), (as The Hughes Brothers)

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Alvaleta Guess ...
Mrs. Benson
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Mr. Curtis
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Cutty
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Marisol
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Cowboy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Ryan Williams ...
Young Revolutionary
Larry McCoy ...
Nicky
Rodney Winfield ...
Mr. Warren

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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In this daring heist, the only color that counts is green See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language, a sex scene and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alta Jogada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$24,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Jose blows up the armored car with the ordinance, the back of the truck raises up in the air and falls back down on top of a heavy metal pole revealing that the pole is what caused the armored car to jump up into the air when it shot out of the bottom of the truck and not the explosion. See more »

Quotes

Skip: I'd rather be home with a fucked-up hand up in some pussy than to be out here healthier than a motherfucker without it... Shit
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Soundtracks

Love Train
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement With Sony Music Licensing
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Great Movie
9 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie, and I think it was overlooked. It is one my favorites due to the unique storytelling and action. This movie is way better than 90% of the crap that comes out today. The acting is also superb, and I think it Chris Tucker's greatest performance. Even though the story has a lot of action, it's very believable, which is hard to do in Hollywood. For those who haven't seen this movie I suggest you go and rent it now, it's a modern day classic. Sit back and be prepared to watch a great moment in filmaking. It's definitely underrated. I think if it was promoted better it might have done better, especially since most war movies do well.


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