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Belly (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  4 November 1998 (USA)
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A pair of vicious black gangsters have spiritual awakenings.

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Rev. Saviour (as Minister Benjamin F. Muhammed)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Könnyű pénz  »

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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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Quotes

Tommy 'Buns' Bundy: What?
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Bam Bam
Performed by Sister Nancy
Written by Winston Riley
Published by Westbury Music/Prophesy Music Publishing
Courtesy of Westbury Music Ltd.
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If you did not under stand this watch it 3 times over.
7 December 2002 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

This movie was very very interesting. It grabs people in to watch more of it. It is bold and a Hype has scored high with this film. I have seen many gangster movies but this one falls in the catagory with boys in the hood. People who did not under stand it, Watch it Again and AGAIN!


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