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  (in credits order)

Sam Jones III ... Erik

Nelly ... Prolifik / Clarence

Zoe Saldana ... Cheryl

Dean Winters ... Bobby Starr

Rashaan Nall ... Floyd
Schooly-D ... Tony (as Schoolly D.)

Joel Marsh Garland ... Ceaser (as Joel Garland)

J.D. Williams ... J.D.

Mpho Koaho ... Malik

Victor Togunde ... Midas

Carlo Alban ... Bugsy
Rich Heidelberg ... Donnie

Charli Baltimore ... Trix

Frank Vincent ... Johnnie Marandino
Johnnie Hobbs Jr. ... Mr. Triggs
Ophelia M. Turner ... Grandmother
Jessica Rodriguez ... Receptionist

Heather Hunter ... Lucinda
Larry Mendte ... TV Anchor
Kevin Anthony ... Motel Clerk
Andy Ranley ... Engineer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon E. Brooks ... Record Executive

Fannie Chan ... Girlfriend
Sal Darigo ... Jimmy Bones

Jessica Leccia ... Receptionist
Dante Suarez ... Damon
Bolden Abrams Jr. ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Antonio Costa ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tim Crum ... Navigator Driver (uncredited)
Paul Manion ... Carjack Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Rich Murray 
Writing credits
Rob Wiser  and
Rich Murray 

Produced by
Rich Murray .... producer
Chris Schwartz .... executive producer
Chris Schwartz .... producer
Robert O. Young .... associate producer
Michael J. Zampino .... line producer
Cinematography by
Alexander Buono 
Film Editing by
Seth Anderson 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
Dave Barnes  (as David Barnes)
Art Direction by
Thom Bumblauskas 
Costume Design by
Fontella Boone 
Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... hair department head
Winter Chatman .... key makeup artist
Dana M. Harris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher R. Mans .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director
Colleen Casey .... second second assistant director
Paul Hogan .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jason Currie .... art department production assistant
Alicia Jacobson .... painter
Audrey Kerwood .... art pa
Jonathan Nissenbaum .... props
Lester Poser .... assistant property master
Christine Sysko .... leadman
Brook Yeaton .... property master
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Parise .... sound effects editor
Mark Relyea .... supervising sound editor
Colin Rogers .... adr foley mixer
Aaron Saddler .... sound
Special Effects by
Jeffrey Cox .... special effects supervisor
Greg Kochan .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Jennifer Basnyat .... visual effects
Paul Hogan .... stunt double: Fat Joe
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baer .... still photographer
Bill Fiedler .... electrician
Mark Fiedler .... electrician
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Nicholas Hoffman .... additional camera operator
Michael Kleiman .... second assistant camera
Joe Kurtz .... key grip
Michael Leonard .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Deborah Lipman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Melbrach .... grip
Joe Mellon .... dolly grip
Stephen F. Moyer .... gaffer (as Steve Moyer)
Casting Department
Mike Lemon .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marti Zabell .... costume intern
Music Department
Chris Schwartz .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
John Morrone III .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ernest 'Tron' Anderson .... creative consultant
Billy Arrowood .... assistant location manager
Doug Bowen .... set medic
Brandon E. Brooks .... stand-in
Ray Cervenak .... security captain
Edwin DeJesus .... stand-in
Tim Downs .... location manager
Megan Fenerty .... production accountant
Megan Fenerty .... production office coordinator
Paul Manion .... production assistant
Solange Marquis .... script supervisor
Alexander Murphy Jr. .... legal services
Jason Pinardo .... production assistant
Kate Chase Pitzarella .... location assistant (as Kate Chase)
David Raynor .... production secretary
Dan Rosenfelt .... production assistant
Christopher Sneade .... production secretary
Trisha Ward .... assistant production office coordinator
Charles Washington Jr. .... key production assistant

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
Canada:113 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sam Jones III's first movie, however it was released two years later after his second movie, Zig Zag (2002) was released.See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie!!, 1 February 2005
Author: tiara_1299 from St. Louis

This is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. It explains how hard life can be when u hit the big time and also talks about what would happen if a fan was in a situation when he had to kill his idol? Nelly was amazing in this movie, proving that he can rap but he is an amazing actor as well. I think this movie was also a very touching story(especially at the end of the movie). To tell u the truth I was crying, I not going to lie. Also ladies, if u wanna see a bunch of hot guyz then this is the best movie for u. It of course has Nelly in it and a bunch of other hot playaz. There is something for the men too. There is a woman in the movie , Cheryl, acted by Zoe Saldana. She looks good for all them if u want to see a hot movie that is a drama, action, and a love story, this is the movie for u to see.

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