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Never Die Alone (2004)

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A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.


(as Ernest Dickerson)


(novel), (screenplay)
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No king rules forever.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chronique mortelle  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,089,993, 28 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,644,575, 6 June 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this film, DMX plays Michael Ealy's father. In real life, DMX is only 3 years older than Ealy. See more »


Michael: What the fuck is a white boy like you doin' uptown in a dead man's car?
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Written and Performed by Martin Blasick
Courtesy of Lavish Music
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Decent flick
17 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie expecting nothing. I was actually surprised by how good DMX could pull off his role as the King. This movie really shows the gritty, nasty truth of drug induced violence. There are no good people in this film, and there are no heroes to speak of. There are just ugly, evil, menacing things and people sewn completely through any attempt at good morals. This movie definitely hold no bars on how far it goes. It shows practically rape, murders of innocents, hard drugs, and intentionally making someone you love addicted to heroin. DMX truly shows the King as an evil and god-awful person and by the end of the movie, it is quite satisfying to connect it to the beginning. I can't say this is a great movie because there aren't any redeeming values to it, and there is really no point in it. It does however chill your bones in it truthfulness, and sparks an issue that can be debated after the movie is complete. Decent job guys, but give us a point and a good guy in there! 6/10

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