A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.

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Jack
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Jimmy
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Iris
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Carmen
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Chedda (as Treach)
Rafael Báez ...
Jay
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Tito Severe (as Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena')
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Hector
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Jose
Omar Pastran ...
Jason
Rob B. Campbell ...
Det. O'Brien
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Storyline

A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal and a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top, Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge. Written by El Toro

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Two worlds collide.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,281,415 (USA) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

$17,504,595 (USA) (24 January 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To train for his part, John Leguizamo hung out with a gang of drug dealers and gangsters for a few days. They told him how to spot surveillance vans and deal drugs. See more »

Goofs

When Trish falls onto the bed after Victor Rose meets up with her and Jack Whimmer in Miami, there are four bags surrounding her. In the next shot of the bed a few seconds later, there are only three bags, in different positions. See more »

Quotes

Tito Severe: [to Bobby] Go home, wash your fuckin' ass, tell good-bye to your mother and your fuckin' kids, then come back here. Then I'm gonna kill you, you fuckin' piece of shit!
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Millionaire
Written by Q-Unique, Jise and Swel
Performed by Arsonists
Courtesy of Matador Records
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User Reviews

 
not bad.....not bad
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, I am a John Leguizamo fan and finally watched this and got what I expected, I wasn't disappointed at all. Leguizamo gives a awesome performance as drug dealer Victor Rosa, the selection of characters was superb and I found fit well. Empire is a good film, good story, and pretty good cast, I would recommend this movie for a rental, I was happy I rented it and hopefully you will be also.


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