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A pair of young amateur grifters in L.A. try to run a scam on a real pro. He owns a record label and has very ambitious aspirations. He ends up forcing them to do his dirty work and for awhile everything goes well.

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Paul Cleveland
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Usher
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Georgia
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Steven
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Norman
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Mr. Stevens
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Lou
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Marshal
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A pair of young amateur grifters in L.A. try to run a scam on a real pro. He owns a record label and has very ambitious aspirations. He ends up forcing them to do his dirty work and for awhile everything goes well.

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Steal, Scheme, Seduce, All In The Name Of Love

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Paul Cleveland: I would like to purchase some entertainment.
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16-19 year-olds....rejoice!
18 April 2002 | by (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

...for this is a nice lightweight, shallow movie that should appeal to the teenage market. The story is pretty basic: two teenagers find love and get entangled in a web of crime while pursuing their quest for easy cash. Actors are unknown and pretty uninspiring, apart from Monet Mazur and the bad guy's speed-addicted henchman - he made me laugh quite a lot throughout the movie.

The biggest problem, for a more mature audience, is the shallowness of the story and the flatness of all characters. Overall, production and music is quite good and I see no problem in checking this out at your local video rental store, if you're in the mood for a light teen-crime action movie.

6/10


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