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Butter (1998)

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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
Benzo Al
Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Blusette Ford (as Salli Richardson)
Badja Djola ...
Nick Corello ...
Adjoa Middleton ...
Esauron Vaughan ...


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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13 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Never 2 Big  »

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Surprised to find out I was watching a bad movie
18 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's the wee hours on Sunday night / Monday morning, and channel-surfing brought up this movie. It didn't seem too bad, and in fact, I was really enjoying it. I was curious about who played Rick, and naturally went to IMDb, and I found out that I should hate this movie, if I can trust most of the other reviewers. Phooey on them --- I LIKED IT!! It kept my attention, stuff was always happening, heck, I had fun! That's what I watch movies for -- fun. I don't know about direction, plot holes and all that other jive -- save that for English class and Miss Pruneface. I mean, what more do you want from a movie: vertigo, Tim Lister AND Tony Todd, a drum magazine in a 9mm pistol, jeez, this movie had it ALL!

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