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10 October 1997 (USA) See more »
A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other. | Full synopsis »
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A universal story set in Jamaican (3rd world) culture See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)
Audrey Reid ... Marcia

Paul Campbell ... Priest
Carl Davis ... Larry
Mark Danvers ... Junior
Cherine Anderson ... Tanya
Pauline Stone Myrie ... Ms. Gordon
Patrice Harrison ... Olivine
Anika Grason ... Tasha
Donald Thompson ... Sonny
Henry Brown
Carl Bradshaw ... Police officer #1
Michael London ... Police officer #2
Beenie Man ... Himself
Lady Saw ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nahtasha Budhi ... Dorothy
Ronald Goshop ... Taxi Driver

Marlon King ... Vendor
Rosario Pardo ... Lola

Directed by
Rick Elgood 
Don Letts 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suzanne Fenn 
Don Letts 
Ed Wallace 

Produced by
Chris Blackwell .... executive producer
Carl Bradshaw .... producer
Dan Genetti .... executive producer
Carolyn Pfeiffer .... producer
Original Music by
Wally Badarou 
Cinematography by
Louis Mulvey 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Fenn 
Production Design by
Rick Elgood 
Costume Design by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kwesi Dickson .... first assistant director

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Canada:98 min
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[in Jamaican accent]
[after killing Sonny]
Priest:Walk and live. Talk and bumbaclaat dead.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A universal story set in Jamaican (3rd world) culture, 21 April 2003
Author: Fleppie ( from Netherlands

This is a good story about how a person can rise up and make something of him/herself.

The backdrop of Jamaican culture is brought to life quite nicely and I very much like the cultural influence be it they are pretty subtle. Being from the Caribbean myself, I can very much identify with much of the non-western cultural issues which aren't in-your-face obvious, but are definitely there. It might be handy to turn on subtitles because the accent will be very hard to understand if you have not been into contact with the Jamaican dialect much. The acting is pretty good, with my personal favorite being that of Rude-boy :) Don't expect an extremely good or complex plot, but it is a nice movie to watch.

Moral of the movie: You can be or become anything or anyone if you have a spec of talent and put hard work into it. (Which basically is the embodiment of the American dream right?)

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