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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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$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 »

Quotes

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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Performed by Shiro Featuring MC Lyte
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin for Soulpower Productions
Rap by MC Lyte
Written by Soulshock, Karlin, Stephanie Cook, MC Lyte (as Lana Moorer)
Published by Jungle Fever Music/Soulvang Music/EMI Blackwood/Brooklyn Based Music/BMG Music (ASCAP) Stedigy Publishing/1028½ Benton St. Music/Full Keel Music Co. (ASCAP)
MC Lyte appears courtesy of EastWest/Elektra Records
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Not a good movie and it was very confusing, too.
18 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because it was included in a four pack that I bought at Walmart for five dollars. I had been curious about this movie for quite some time and I remember seeing TV spots for it back in early 1998 and wondered what the movie was all about.

I get the premise of a guy getting out of jail and wanting to go straight but couldn't because some things wouldn't let him. However, there were so many twists and turns that I was not sure who really was the main antagonist and when you do, it turns out to be a really minor character and while I get the motive and reasons (Sort of) about the true villain, it just doesn't relate to the main plot.

The only thing that saved this movie was seeing Cynda Williams naked and the soundtrack was also better than the film. This movie sucked and I really wonder how this made it to theaters. As much as I respect Bokeem Woodbine as an actor, I don't really think he is cut out for lead roles and this movie shows.


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