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Butter (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  13 October 1998 (USA)
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Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddy Roland
Carmen Jones
Curtis '8-Ball' Harris
Rick Damon
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Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Blusette Ford (as Salli Richardson)
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Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for some graphic violence, strong language and brief nudity




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Never 2 Big  »

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Host of known black actors can't save this one
30 March 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

As hard as Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, and Terrance Howard tried they couldn't do enough to save this Luke-warm movie. As a matter of fact, if it were not for the afore-mentioned actors I would have given this movie a 2 or 3. The acting in this movie was borderline terrible, the directing was even worse, and whoever wrote the script completely failed. This was the most unintriguing who-dun-it film I've watched in some time. The climactic scenes were anti-climactic, the "twist" was ho-hum if not predictable, and the ending was just criminal. This movie seemed to be something more for start up actors as opposed to the seasoned actors in the movie. It was a nice try, but it just didn't meet the mark.

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