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Deadly Rhapsody -- A music-filled thriller that pits the glamour of the music industry against the tough reality of the rap, gang and organized crime worlds.


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15 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Glenn Plummer ... Roughneck

Fred Williamson ... Jake
Freda Payne ... Lily Potter

Ice-T ... Wilson

M.C. Hammer ... Wizard

Mikki Val ... Chili Peppa
Ali Woodson ... Vaughn

Cindy Herron ... Cindy (as Cindy Herron Braggs)
Tee Phillips ... Jelly
Rio Appling ... Tyrone (as Rio)

Tone Loc ... Jelly's Cousin

Judge Joe Brown ... Mr. Daniels
Dion DeRizzo ... Tony

Kim Sill ... Phyllis (as Kim Dawson)

The Bishop Don Magic Juan ... Club MC (as Bishop Magic Juan)

Art Evans ... James Tanner
William K. Butler ... Young Roughneck (as William Kenneth Butler)
Mariod Ingram ... Young Jelly
Kristian Bernard Kelly ... Ham
Michael Johnson ... Cheese

Leah Briese ... Tyrone's Girlfriend (as Leah Cunningham)
Karen Newman ... Rosie
Tristan McMahon ... Stacey Flowers (as Tristen McMahon)

Crystal Dawne ... Back up singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kristian Bernard ... Ham
Charles B. Underwood ... Police Officer

Ron O'Neal ... (uncredited)
Joe Schilling ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Abernathy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Abernathy 
Fred Pittman  (as Frederick Pittman)

Produced by
Rick Appling .... co-producer
Fred Pittman .... producer (as Frederick Pittman)
Rhea Roma .... associate producer
Peter Davy .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alex Wilkinson 
Cinematography by
Robert Moore (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon McCallum 
Casting by
Rhea Roma 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bilich .... second unit director
Bobby Sargent .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bradford Craig .... sound
Christopher M. Geary .... boom operator
Garry Ulmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Bobby Sargent .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher M. Geary .... assistant camera
Allan Whitney .... camera operator
Other crew
Trevor Gribble .... video to film transfer

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Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and drug content
USA:95 min
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lightening quick flick reflecting realities of urban music industry, 23 January 2003
Author: rperl from california

Moving story reflecting the realities of the rap industry in the urban market. The story features adult contemporary music, as well as rap music; thus it appeals to both an adult crowd and younger group as well. Acting is in real street manner and characters are extremely realistic. The film comes across as a little rough, but it is very true to its subject matter and type of characters. Good music and surprise ending that punches it home.

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