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Set It Off (1996)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  6 November 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Lida 'Stony' Newsom (as Jada Pinkett)
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Vincent Baum ...
Jajuan
Van 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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Set It Off  »

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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

Film debut of Kimberly Elise. She was discovered by producer Dale Pollock at a restaurant where she was a waitress. See more »

Goofs

When T.T has just died and Stony is kissing her forehead to leave her in the SUV, you can see her still breathing as the door is being closed. 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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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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I'll Be Missing You
Written by Brandy Norwood
Performed by Brandy Norwood, Tamia, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight
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Comment about 'set it off'
7 August 2004 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

I absolutely LOVE this movie! I can't stress enough about Queen Latifah's performance (though she's one of my favorite actresses anyhow) and about her being gay and kissing that woman....people, please have some sense. Its just a movie, her character was gay, what'd you expect she'd do? The kiss didn't bother me at all. Vivica's character was cool too. She was tough and I liked that. Jada's character was like others said, more based on reality than the other ones and she did really well. Kimberly, though her role wasn't as big as the other ones, she did really well on her character. You could see the emotion of love that she had for that child and how a young mother reacts to having someone take them away. Overall, I give this movie a straight up 10!


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