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Belly (1998)

A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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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?

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Crime | Drama

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

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4 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,630,169 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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The film they watch at DMX's house is Gummo (1997). See more »

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Kisha: Not only she know you but she said she sucked your little black dingaling last night! So what you got to say now huh?
Tommy 'Buns' Bundy: Bitch is lyin!
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References New Jack City (1991) See more »

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Devil's Pie
(a cappella version)
Performed by D'Angelo
Written by D'Angelo and DJ Premier
Published by Polygram International Publishing Inc./12AM Music AH-Choo Publishing and EMI April Music Inc./Gifted Pearl Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Nice use of colors and lighting
5 August 2003 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

The film and setting's are very appealing to the eye. The use of color and lighting are brilliant. Taral Hicks is the reason I saw this film, but there is not much to see of her. I hope she continues acting in the future. The movie has some good scenes, but they don't match up. Nas always seems depressed and bored me. There was this Jamaican guy that half the time I could not understand what he was saying. The ending comes out of nowhere and is bad, even though it is trying to make a statement. 3/10 Bad to fair


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