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Caught Up (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marques Johnson ...
Strap (as Marcus Johnson)


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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Real  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,724,217 (USA) (24 April 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Final film to be released by Live Entertainment before the company changed its name to Artisan Entertainment. See more »


Daryl Allen: I ain't goin' out like no punk
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


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True Master (as D. Harris)
Published by Wu-Tang Pub. (BMI)/GZA Music Pub. (BMI)/Bright Summit Pub. (ASCAP)
Killah Priest and Genius/GZA appear courtesy of Geffen Records
Inspectah Deck appears courtesy of Loud Records
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A fresh take on the traditional "wrong man" theme
27 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Director Scott's debut leads us through a well paced maze of mystery. He keeps our interest by injecting unpredictable twists and turns throughout. A brave effort that goes against the formulaic grain of the majority of Hollywood releases.

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