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Never Die Alone (2004)

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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Michael
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Ella
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Blue
Robby Robinson ...
Man in Apartment
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Jasper (as Luenell Campbell)
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Paul
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Moon
Wealthy Linn Gener ...
Asian Girl
Jeff Sanders ...
Sentry Guard #1
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Rockie
Shakira Vanise Gamble ...
Co-Worker
Big Daddy Wayne ...
Red
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Alvin
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,089,993 (USA) (26 March 2004)

Gross:

$5,644,575 (USA) (4 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 »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

Pusherman
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Bilal
Bilal appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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excellent
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent. Many people might not be familiar with the author, Donald Goines, who wrote many books on ghetto life. The acting was excellent, and I especially liked the way the filming was done, using stills, slow motion and lots of effects. The story could very well be real, as I live in the inner city and such action goes on all the time. The characters are realistic and riveting. I debated on whether to give the movie a 9, and can't believe that it seemed so lost on other people. Perhaps they live sheltered lives. I hope that other Donald Goines novels get made into movies. His books are short, like Louis L'Amour novels, but are full of the same gritty and realistic drama. I like movies that are realistic, not fantasies where pure good meets pure evil. The way the film was done, the style of the movie reminds me of Miami Vice in it's uniqueness. The story moves quickly, and does not bog down.


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