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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Dena Kleiman was a reporter for The New York Times. 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

I Just Can't Help Myself
Performed by Gerald Levert
Written by Gerald Levert and Tony Nicholas
Courtesy of EastWest Records America/The Atlantic Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I must give credit where credit is due...
13 April 2000 | by TheQuietStormSee all my reviews

I must give credit where credit is due. This film has a pretty good, well-structured script, with a powerful crisis and climax in the end. I must commend the writer for putting together such a script.

But the acting wasn't convincing most of the time, and the Brooklyn portrayal, which includes the character's choices of clothing, didn't give a realistic image of the Brooklyn I know. I would also probably change the music in the film, cut-out the snippets of reggae music during the revealing of a gun in the film, and the emphasis made on the main actors to look like thugs. The actors over did their performances as criminals most of the time and it was a bit distracting to someone, like myself, who grew up hanging out with true thugs from the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

But besides all of that, the film was still great. From a grade of A+, being excellent, to a F, being the worst, I give this film a C...


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