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1 January 2002 (USA) See more »
Rayne Johnson is a shrewd investment company assistant who turns a mob slaying into a golden opportunity for a new improved lifestyle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Interesting story, decent acting, though unpolished See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Anthony Badalamenti ... Tony Walnut

Inny Clemons ... Officer #1

Jenise Dixon ... Bradshaw (as Jade Dixon)
Eric George ... Marcus

Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Rachel (as Renee Goldsberry)

Teck Holmes ... Ricky

Marci T. House ... Coroner #2

Regina King ... Rayne

Monica Calhoun ... Cammy

Morgan H. Margolis ... Gulf War Vet, Mullins

Amaury Nolasco ... Hector Arturo

Larry Romano ... Danny Russo
James Shanta ... Officer Bell

Craig Sheffer ... Det. Stratten

Frank Sivero ... LaTrenta

Brad Spencer ... Officer #2

Lyn Talbert ... Attendant
Arthur Taxier ... Commissioner

Jacob Vargas ... Gonzalez

Jenna von Oÿ ... Kellie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xylina Cooper ... News Reporter
Joseph Marino ... Joey (Hitman)

Blair Underwood ... Det. Harris

Directed by
Jeffrey W. Byrd 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey W. Byrd 
Cheryl Dunye 
Eric George 
Nia Hill 

Produced by
Jeffrey W. Byrd .... co-producer
Eric George .... co-producer
Manny Halley .... executive producer
Nia Hill .... producer
Regina King .... producer
Nikki Long .... executive producer
Gregg McBride .... associate producer
D'Angela Proctor .... producer (as D'Angela Steed)
Robi Reed .... co-producer (as Robi Reed-Humes)
Cinematography by
Crescenzo G.P. Notarile  (as Crescenzo Notarile)
Casting by
Robi Reed  (as Robi Reed-Humes)
Production Design by
Renee Davenport 
Set Decoration by
Isabelle Stamper 
Costume Design by
Germaine Hill 
Lela Thompson 
Makeup Department
Cat'Ania McCoy-Howze .... makeup department head
Cat'Ania McCoy-Howze .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Stephanie Meurer .... production supervisor
Carole Terranova .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rita Lisa Danao .... second second assistant director
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second second assistant director
Michael Melamed .... first assistant director (as Michael R. Melamed)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Bains .... on-set dresser
Elvis Strange .... propmaker
Sound Department
Justin Scott Dixon .... supervising sound editor
Tim Song Jones .... boom operator
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer (as Jim Ridgley)
Aaron Testerman .... supervising sound editor
Don Thomas .... sound mixer
Todd Bryant .... stunts
William Washington .... stunt coordinator
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt double
Jeff Wolfe .... stunts
Casting Department
Peter Alwazzan .... extras casting
Transportation Department
Mitchell Bergman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jennifer Berthelot .... set production assistant
Steven Hacker .... key set production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Timiza Sanyika .... assistant to producers
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Final Breakdown" - Canada (original title)
"Truth Be Told" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality, nudity and drug use
83 min

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Revealing mistakes: When the coroner is examining Cammy, her eyelids and eyelashes flutter.See more »
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989)See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Interesting story, decent acting, though unpolished, 25 July 2005
Author: Don Miller (donjmiller) from Portland, Oregon, USA

First, in spite of its shortcomings, it did hold my interest throughout. It wants to be compared to some of Pam Grier's films, especially the earlier ones, though it falls a bit short of that mark. Still, it's generally fun, for similar reasons. And Regina King is attractive and effective in this role.

The plot is not too original, and the direction indicates a good feel for visuals, but not much finesse. Most of the characters are obvious stereotypes, which substitutes for character development. And, often, for plot development as well, as they do what they must, regardless of reason. The musical cues are occasionally so heavy-handed I laughed out loud - not the intended effect.

On the plus side, the story is told pretty effectively, hiding, then revealing, clues, so that understanding is pleasantly delayed into an "A-ha" moment near the end. And there's some restraint on the gratuitous sex and violence, so Jeff Byrd, the director, shows discretion and promise. No need to see it twice, but you might give it a chance once.

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