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Never Die Alone (2004)

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

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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
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Man in Apartment
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Jasper (as Luenell Campbell)
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Paul
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Shakira Vanise Gamble ...
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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:

$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 »

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Pusherman
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Bilal
Bilal appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A worthy adoption of the Novel
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the novel before I saw the movie, and I loved the novel. I saw the movie and I loved the movie. The person who commented before me was "sickened" by the movie and gangster rap culture. A large part of understanding this movie is knowing that this was a novel all based on true events. These events are a harsh reality. The concept of this movie was not thought up by rappers, Hollywood, or whatever. This movie was based on a novel written by the late Don Goines in the 60's / 70's and based on true events. This movie, although straying from the original ideas of the book, is a representation of harsh reality. Having read the novel, I understand this very well. It's also important to keep in mind that Don Goines wrote his novels in prison and spent much of his life as a drug addict. He was murdered in 1977.


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