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Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.

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Cast

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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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It's about crime. It's about payback. It's about survival. 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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Singer and star of the hit show Moesha, Brandy (Norwood) was offered the role of T.T. but declined. See more »

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In the bank robbery scene there are signs at the teller windows for FIDC. It should be FDIC, which stands for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. See more »

Quotes

Lida 'Stony' Newsom: [holding up a check] Look! Did your sister come through for you or what?
Stevie Newsom: Where did you get this?
Lida 'Stony' Newsom: Don't worry about where I got it from. That ain't none of your business. Just look at the digits!
Stevie Newsom: Look, Stony, there's something I got to tell you.
Lida 'Stony' Newsom: Look, Stevie, I know this is hardly enough money. But I swear, I will get every...
Stevie Newsom: No, no, listen to me. I didn't get into U.C.L.A., and I'm not going because I didn't get accepted.
Lida 'Stony' Newsom: [angrily slaps Stevie] You didn't get IN?
Stevie Newsom: Come on, Stony, don't go off on ...
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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

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Love Theme From The Godfather
Composed by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Phenomenal
21 April 2002 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

It is not often that a movie takes on race and gender issues with such bravery and force. They do it here and they succeed in a way that not many will ever be able to match. And by the way, it was a DISGRACE that the academy ever overlooked Kimberly Elise's AMAZING performance in this film.


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