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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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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Rock On
Performed by Az (as AZ)
Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Co-produced by Carl-So-Lowe for So So Def Productions
Written by Az (as A. Cruz) and Jermaine Dupri (as J. Dupri)
Rap by Don Chichio
Trina Broussard appears courtesy of So So Def/Columbia Records
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Surprisingly well-structured plot; sharp writing overall
1 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Gems sometimes crop up in the most surprising places. "Caught Up" provides the pleasures of a well-structured plot, especially the payoff one gets when something brought up earlier means something important (even clever) later, e.g. the identity of the hitman. Combine these tasty plot twists with good acting and good dialogue, and you've got a movie worth staying up to watch on cable


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