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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver 'Power' Grant ...
Knowledge (as Power)
Louie Rankin ...
Stan Drayton ...
Wise (as Stanley Drayton)
James Parris ...
Ben Chavis ...
Rev. Saviour (as Minister Benjamin F. Muhammed)
Jay Black ...
John 'B.J.' Bryant ...
Thug #1


Tommy Brown and his friend Sincere are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to have it made, but both realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam. Written by Anonymous

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Money, power, respect... but who's got your back?


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Könnyű pénz  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,454,776 (USA) (6 November 1998)


$9,630,169 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The scene of Sincere (Nas) and the 12 year old boy on the park bench is a direct reference to the last verse from Nas' song "One Love", off his 1994 debut album Illmatic. See more »


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Performed by M.O.P.
Written by Laze Elliot (as L. Elliot), Jamal Grinnage (as J. Grinnage), Billy (as E. Murry)
Published by Blind Man's Bluff Music
Courtesy of Relativity Records/Blaze Communications and Embassy Music
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a great urban flick!
11 April 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I find this movie great because I like the performances of Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Method Man, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and I like how Hype Williams directed this film, it's so urban-like and realistic as possible. I watched this film thinking I feel sorry for these guys in the film that it makes you want to understand about the difficult times they have been through. I never took hip-hop and realistic urban views seriously until I watched this film, now I understand why it's a struggle on the streets instead of urban fairy tales for profit.

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