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Never Die Alone (2004)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  26 March 2004 (USA)
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A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

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(as Ernest Dickerson)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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King David
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A film noir centering around a hard-boiled, stylish kingpin drug dealer, called King David, who returns to his hometown seeking redemption--but ends up only finding violent death. King David's final moments are spent with Paul, an aspiring journalist who knew him for just a few minutes; yet King David would forever more have an impact on Paul's life. Half preacher, half Satan, and all street smarts, King David had recorded the story of his exploits on audiotape, leaving behind an often-poetic sermon on villainy and its consequences. The tapes reveal that the cycle of violence and retribution, which his actions have spawned, has come back to him, full circle, as he suspected they might all along. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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No king rules forever.


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Rated R for strong violence, drug use, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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26 March 2004 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,702 (South Africa) (18 June 2004)

Gross:

$47,702 (South Africa) (18 June 2004)
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In the same year, Michael Ealy co-starred in November with David Arquette's ex-wife Courteney Cox. See more »

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King David: We reap what we sow, that's what the bible says. Payback's a muthafucka, I think James Brown said that. Same shit, we all know the story... or at least we pretend that we do...
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Enjoyable enough that I want to read the book
25 August 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

For starters story is very smart. That's the stand out thing in the movie. Interesting how one person can affect so many. But it seemed very short.

Acting wise it was average I guess. I'm a fan of DMX and think he isn't a bad actor. But most characters he's played are pretty similar. Good job by the supporting cast as well. David Arquette was the a stand out.

Overall an enjoyable movie. I was looking forward to seeing this movie very much for some reason, and it didn't let me down, but it wasn't perfect either. Once you've watched it you'll probably think something was missing because of the shortness, but there isn't (I think!). I look forward to reading the book.


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