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Belly (1998)

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

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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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Box Office

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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Trivia

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins is a member of the legendary Rap/R&B group TLC and her real name was used for her character in the movie. See more »

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Written by Robert Diggs, Jr. p/k/a/ RZA and Dennis Coles p/k/a/ Ghostface Killah (as Ghostface)
Published by Wu-Tang Publishing (BMI)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
o/b/o itself administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
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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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