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Strapped (1993)

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges ... See full summary »

Director:

Forest Whitaker

Writer:

Dena Kleiman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William James Stiggers Jr. William James Stiggers Jr. ... Chucky (as Willie James Stiggers Jr.)
Chi Ali Chi Ali ... Pharoah
Bokeem Woodbine ... Diquan Mitchell
Starletta DuPois ... Diquan's Mother
Mike Farley Mike Farley ... Cop
Hugh Hurd Hugh Hurd ... Man in Hallway (as Hugh L. Hurd)
Anthony Lozama Anthony Lozama ... Young Boy in Hallway
David Robinson David Robinson ... Boy at Mortuary Truck
Mary Hedahl Mary Hedahl ... Secretary
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ... Latisha Jordan (as Kia Joy Goodwin)
Marcella Lowery ... Fast Food Customer
Joseph Gimpel Joseph Gimpel ... Fast Food Manager
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Lay Lay (as Jermaine Hopkins bka 'Huggy')
Nzingha Nzingha ... Aunt Viola
Fredro Starr ... Bamboo (as Fredro)
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Storyline

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop(Michael Biehn) to turn in local gun dealers. How ever, the D.A. is not satisfied with the results, resulting in some serious game playing and double crossing. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

On These Streets You Take Life One Bullet At A Time.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strapped See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Even before this movie was completed, word began to spread that Forest Whitaker was highly talented as a director; he received more than a dozen directing offers, both from big studios and independent companies. Whitaker finally set on "The Number Four," which was going to be produced by Tri-Star. The project, about the hijacking of a Los Angeles bus filled with a cross-section of residents, began casting around the same time this movie was released, but it remained unproduced. See more »

Goofs

When Daquan & Yvonne are at the dinner table, in close shots they are sitting next to each other. In wide shots they are sitting across from one another. See more »

Quotes

Matthew McRea: Diquan, you don't have to do this.
Diquan Mitchell: Man, what do you know about it? You don't live in my world. My grandma cleans your apartment.
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Soundtracks

Bichasniguz
Performed by Onyx
Written by Fredro Starr (as Fred Scruggs), Sticky Fingaz (as Kirk Jones), Sonee Seeza (as Tyrone Taylor),
Chylow Parker and Lee Morgan
Courtesy of RAL/JMJ/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What was the movie trying to prove?
11 May 2000 | by ipswich-2See all my reviews

Although this is a credible story with good directing, I found the characters not very believable and some of the acting over done. Bokeem Woodbine as Diquan Mitchell is okay, but the turnaround in his state of mind at the end of the show is quite astonishing.

The ending leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Sure, it may be intentional but it unravels the whole point of the movie. What I thought was the story of a ex-con trying to make good his life suddenly ends in a socio drama reflecting the sad situation of the black community in Brooklyn. Everything seems to be a wasted effort -- there's just no conclusion.


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