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(1996)

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Film debut of Kimberly Elise. She was discovered by producer Dale Pollock at a restaurant where she was a waitress.
Singer and star of the hit show Moesha, Brandy (Norwood) was offered the role of T.T. but declined.
According to the documentary Set It Straight: The Making Of Set It Off, the movie was shot in 39 days under the budget of 9 millon dollars.
In the first drafts of the script, the character of Stoney (Jada Pinkett) was addicted to crack. This was later written out of the script.
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.
Queen Latifah's First Leading Female Role.
Body Count:12.
To prepare for the role of Detective Strode, John C. Mcginley worked with a retired Detective from the LAPD.
Jada Pinkett Smith Wanted To Play The Part Of Cleo But The Producers Wanted Her For The Role Of Stoney.
The Film Was To Set Start Only Jada Pinkett Smith And Queen Latifah In Mind.
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Dr. Dre made his first on screen appearance as a weapons dealer in this movie.
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According To Former New Line Cinema Executive Helena Echegoyen She Had Seen Thelma&Louise And She Picture A idea To Screenwriter Takashi Bufford Who Wrote a 40 Page Screenplay.
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F.Gary Gray Ask Vivica A Fox To Read And Audition For Part Of Frankie.
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Star Billing: (1st) Jada Pinkett Smith,(2nd) Queen Latifah, (3rd) Vivica A Fox,(4th)John C.McGinley (5th) Blair Underwood.
Jada Pinkett Smith Was The First Choice To Play Stoney.
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The female characters' full names are: Lida "Stoney" Newsome, Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims, Francesca "Frankie" Sutton and Tisean "T.T." Williams.
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Filmed in March 1996 but Jada Pinkett Smith had to leave the film to do Scream 2. Filming of the last scenes were shot in August 1996.
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The Movie's Soundtrack Was A Huge Hit It Reached Number 4 On The Billboard Chart And When The Movie Was Released On Pay Per View,New Line Cinema Gave Viewers The Soundtrack When They Ordererd The Long Kiss Goodnight Another Movie Made By New Line.
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The Banker Party's Scene Was Film At The Biltmore Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
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Queen Latifah was the first choice to play Cleo.
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Vivica A Fox would later star together in Kingdom Come (2001). Although they play close friends in this movie they play family relatives in Kingdom Come.
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Blair Underwood was always the first choice to play Keith because F.Gary Gray needed a love interest for Jada Pickett's character.
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Filming began between March and April 1996
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah would reunite 21 years later in Girls Trip (2017) once again playing close friends.
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Dr. Dre had his own high-speed chase with police in 1993 which gives special "insider" meaning to his comment on the helicopters during the police high-speed chase involving Cleo.
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Dr.Dre's Film Debut.

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