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Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ... See full summary »

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Denzel / Diamond (as Pras Michel)
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Cliff
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Mr. White
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Baz
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Marshall
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Natalie
Elain R. Graham ...
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Master Mix
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Mr. Chang
Jeff Jones ...
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Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run drugs for "Mr. B." Inside a week, Diamond's beloved mother dies suddenly, his father appears after an absence of 12 years and wants a relationship, and his girlfriend Kia tells him she's pregnant, asking him if he's ready to be a father. Gage steals $100,000 in a multiple-felony robbery so that Diamond can record a full album, not knowing it's Mr. B's money he's taken. B wants his money, Diamond wants his music, Tia wants an answer. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How you gonna win?

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Crime | Drama | Action | Music

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6 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghetto Superstar  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$576,820 (USA) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

$1,244,676 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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The working title for the film was "Ghetto Superstar". See more »

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Diamond's father is not even pressing the keys when he is "playing" the piano in the arts academy. See more »

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Turn it off.
2 June 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I felt ripped off. With Pras Michel and Ja Rule ringleading this Glitter-turned-rap film, I thought it would real cool. How naive am I? Although none of the actors were terrible (although Ja could do with a few acting lessons... given that its his first time I'll forgive him, but he should stick to what he does best) they're not good either. Pras and his lady-friend are about the ONLY people among the masses that look as though they know what they're doing. Also, what the hell is up with everybody you ever get to see in the film (minus a select few) being killed? And then having an ending that's supposed to envoke sad emotions - you don't feel bad for the people because you didn't care about them in the first place! In conclusion, if you don't like violence or continued use of the word 'n***a' then don't Turn It Up, turn it off! It's no wonder this thing didn't make any money - it grossed less than 1.5 million! 2/10


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