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Dead Presidents (1995)

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anthony Curtis
... Kirby
... Skip
... Jose
... Juanita Benson
... Delilah Benson
Alvaleta Guess ... Mrs. Benson
... Mr. Curtis
... Mrs. Curtis
... Cutty
... Marisol
... Cowboy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Ryan Williams ... Young Revolutionary
Larry McCoy ... Nicky
Rodney Winfield ... Mr. Warren
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Storyline

This action film, directed by the Hughes brothers, depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn." However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960's. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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They'll risk everything for the ultimate score. See more »


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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language, a sex scene and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alta Jogada  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,200,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though it was written after In Too Deep, Dead Presidents was sold before his first script, In Too Deep, was sold. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Skip dies in his apartment, you can see him still breathing on the chair. See more »

Quotes

Skip: I was born by the pussy, I'll die by the pussy.
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Referenced in Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Danny Elfmanem (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Written by Dan Penn & Chips Moman
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement With Warner Special Products
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Great Movie
9 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a great movie, and I think it was overlooked. It is one my favorites due to the unique storytelling and action. This movie is way better than 90% of the crap that comes out today. The acting is also superb, and I think it Chris Tucker's greatest performance. Even though the story has a lot of action, it's very believable, which is hard to do in Hollywood. For those who haven't seen this movie I suggest you go and rent it now, it's a modern day classic. Sit back and be prepared to watch a great moment in filmaking. It's definitely underrated. I think if it was promoted better it might have done better, especially since most war movies do well.


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