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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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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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In this daring heist, the only color that counts is green 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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$24,200,000 (USA)
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The word "fuck" and its variants are spoken 247 times. See more »

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A 1973-1975 Ford F-350 Utility Truck can be seen in the background of the Spring 1969 scenes. See more »

Quotes

[Cleon blasts a Viet Cong in the head, killing him]
Cleon: Now you're good, now Jesus loves you.
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Spoofed in Laugh at My Pain (2011) See more »

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Written by Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand & Jacques Demy
Performed by Andy Williams
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By Arrangement With Sony Music Licensing
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great (esp.Tucker)
20 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Chris Tucker is hilarious in this movie, he has great on screen charisma, and he speaks his lines very fluidly, as if he was improvising. Larenz Tate is great as well, being able to pull off the young version of his character, since he has a boyish face. And Bokeem Woodbine reminds me of Samuel L. Jackson in this movie. The cinematography is also great and so is the acting overall. Like everyone says, its not so much as a heist movie, but a reflection on the hardships of the black individual, such as finding work and drug abuse; after fighting a war that wasnt really meant for them or their country.


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