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Set It Off (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  6 November 1996 (USA)
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All have suffered that what they did was wrong and one loses all her friends that passed on the money they have stolen.

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Lida 'Stony' Newsom (as Jada Pinkett)
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Vincent Baum ...
Jajuan
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Stevie Newsom (as Chaz Lamar Shepard)
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Luther (as Thom Byrd)
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Nate Andrews (as Charlie Robinson)
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Detective Waller
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Ms. Wells
Samantha MacLachlan ...
Ursula
Samuel Monroe Jr. ...
Lorenz
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Storyline

Four Black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery. Written by Robert Drake <robert.drake@index.com>

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Deal with this. The only breaks you get are the ones you take. See more »


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

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6 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,807,451 (USA) (8 November 1996)

Gross:

$36,049,108 (USA) (28 February 1997)
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Trivia

This Was F.Gary Gray's Second Feature Film And New Line Cinema Selected Him As The Movie Director Because Of The Success Of Friday. See more »

Goofs

Numerous errors in gun visual/sound effects and operation. During the final bank shootout, Stony's gun runs out of ammunition (evidenced by the slide locking back). However, she continues to pull the trigger generating a "click click" sound. Modern semi-automatic pistols such as the Glock Stony is using do not return the trigger to a ready-to-fire position until the slide closes and another round is chambered. Therefore, it is impossible to generate several audible clicks with an empty weapon. See more »

Quotes

Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: [after Stony gives T.T. her share] T.T.? She ain't gettin a cut!
Lida 'Stony' Newsom: Look, Frankie I ain't for your shit tonight all right? T.T. needs it more than any of us.
Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: Look, she didn't do anything. She walked out!
Cleo: Who the fuck cares? She was there.
Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: [shouts] No, fuck that! She didn't do nothin' so she ain't gettin nothin!
Tisean 'T.T.' Williams: Forget it! Frankie I don't want your money. Now if you wanna kick my ass then come on let's just get it over with cuz I am sick of your *shit*! I need that money.
Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: It ain't you I'm mad at.
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Referenced in Waist Deep (2006) See more »

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Love Theme From The Godfather
Composed by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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very good but very sad too...
24 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I thought this was great. I am not being biased because of the fact that F. Gary Gray directed this but this was actually a very good movie. There is so much in this movie that really made me feel bad for the female quartet of bank robbers: (1. Stony degrades herself in order to put her brother through college only to find out he didn't get in and to see him shot dead minutes later (2. T.T., a single mom gets her pay docked, and is forced to bring her son to work who is hospitalized there as well (3. Frankie is robbed at gunpoint by some rockheads from her hood and loses her job because she didn't follow the procedure, and knowin' the game you're not supposed to snitch on someone from your own block 'cause that puts you at risk and (4. Cleo, the trigger happy, dyked out robber of the bunch has led a life of crime and has no one to turn to but her girlfriend and best friends.

This was such a wonderful movie because the action was definitely present here and the acting(especially Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah) was great! Not only was the action there but the sentiment of the girls and what they've been through and what they go through shows how unfortunate they were and even worse, I damn near almost started crying at the ending 'cause it made me feel so bad. Christopher Young score well with the BGM of this flick to put the cherry on top.

very wonderful movie with a conscience 10/10


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