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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nino Brown
... Scotty Appleton (as Ice T)
... Gee Money
... Pookie
... Stone
... Selina
... Duh Duh Duh Man
... Park
... Old Man
Christopher Williams ... Kareem Akbar
... Nick Peretti
... Keisha
... Uniqua
... Frankie Needles
... Reverend Oates
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Storyline

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Where survival depends on friends, trust and power... An organized crime family out to run this city is up against cops who knows its streets. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Novo Paraíso  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,039,622, 10 March 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,624,253
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In King of New York (1990), Wesley Snipes played one of two cops trying to take down a drug lord. In this film, he plays a drug lord and a pair of cops are trying to take him down. See more »

Goofs

The amount of crack in the vial on the table when they first decide to change operations. See more »

Quotes

[about a room used for freebasing]
Pooky: They call it the Enterprise Room, man, because it's for people who wanna be beamed up to Scotty.
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Soundtracks

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Written by M.C. Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A.)
Courtesy of Priority Records, Inc. / Ruthless Records
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A must for all fans of Mafia-type movies.
3 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a very stylish movie. All the elements seem to have combined to give it a very distinctive look and feel. The soundtrack is excellent and complements the story perfectly, almost like it is a part of the story. All the performances are great but special mention has to go to Wesley Snipes and the great Judd Nelson/Ice T double act. Okay the plot doesn't really tax your brain but if you are a fan of gangster movies or want a bit of mindless entertainment then you won't go wrong with this film.


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