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Dead Presidents (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  6 October 1995 (USA)
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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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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>

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They'll risk everything for the ultimate score. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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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

All Police Officers depicted in this movie are from the fictional 53rd Precinct. This Precinct was also used in the television series Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Baretta (1975). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Curtis said he wanted to travel, skip told Curtis he didn't even have a job. A couple minutes later, it is revealed that Curtis delivers milk. See more »

Quotes

Skip: [at the table, dividing up a huge stack of bills after the big score] Man, one thing I can't figure out. People be out of work everywhere and the government just be throwing money away!
Kirby: That's Uncle Sam for you, son. Money to burn.
[fade out]
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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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Cowboys To Girls
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) & Leon Huff
Performed by The Intruders
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement With Sony Music Licensing
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Great Underrated Powerful Movie
12 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I did not expect much from Dead Presidents when i saw it on my video shop. The cover doesn't look great and i haven't heard of this film. I enjoyed Menace to society, Boyz N the hood and juice. But After these releases there hasn't been any great Black (Hood) Crime movies. There have been so many disgraceful movies that star some rapper used to promote the movies. I gave Dead Presidents a chance, and I'm glad i did. This was a Masterpiece, directed by Hughes Brothers after Hit movie Menace 2 Society. The Hughes Brothers impress once again. Starring highly underrated actor Larenz tate in a powerful, Superb performance. Alongside Chris Tucker in a supporting role. This is a Great Action movie, with some serious situations.


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