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Caught Up (1998)

She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and ... See full summary »

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She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and struggles to go legit. But when a beautiful, mysterious young woman gets him involved with a bag of stolen diamonds, corrupt cops and a Jamaican mobster, his dreams for an honest future are shattered by a hail of gunfire. Snoop Doggy Dogg and LL Cool J cameo in this gritty action-thriller, from the producers of "Menace II Society" and "Tales from the Hood". Written by Artisan Entertainment

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This game has only two rules. Do or die.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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The Real  »

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$2,422,631 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$6,724,217 (USA) (24 April 1998)
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Final film to be released by Live Entertainment before the company changed its name to Artisan Entertainment. See more »

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Daryl Allen: I ain't goin' out like no punk
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Performed by Gang Starr
Produced and Mixed by DJ Premier for Gang Starr Productions, Inc.
Written by Guru (as K. Elam), DJ Premier (as C. Martin)
Published by Ill Kid Music, Inc./EMI April Music (ASCAP)
Gifted Pearl Music, Inc./EMI April Music (ASCAP)
Recorded and Mixed at D & D Studios, New York City, New York
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Best One-Liner Ever
25 November 2000 | by (Redwood City, CA) – See all my reviews

"Caught Up" had that low budget feel but the low key and well paced mystery kept my attention. Bookem Woodbine (Daryl) was refreshing as a ex-convict trying to go straight but every turn in the road ahead seems to lead him closer back to jail. Bookem Woodbine has a very deep baritone voice like Earl Jones, and his delivery is rough at times but he was genuine. I thought this movie was going to be a yawner early on until the part where Daryl barks "I ain't going down like no punk!" That was a delivery of a one-liner comparable to "I'll be back" by Arnold. Cyndia Willams (Vanessa) was very pleasing to the eye as the mysterious, seductive woman that plays Daryl as the fool. She is the other reason to watch this movie. Also, some other notable guest cameo is made the Candy Man, Snoop Doggy Dog, and Ll Cool J of "Deep Blue Sea" (who didn't go down like a punk).


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