Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a ... See full summary »
John S. Dickson,
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>
Though not specifically stated, Curtis, Cleon and Skip belonged to a unit in the 1st Marine Recon Battalion. This is confirmed late in the movie when Cleon is seen wearing a patch with the 1st Marine Recon Battalion insignia on it. See more »
In the scene where Skip dies in his apartment, you can see him still breathing on the chair. See more »
[Delilah saying to Anthony after he returns from the war]
It's not your fault you've been brainwashed by America.
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Criterion laserdisc version includes additional scenes originally deleted before the theatrical release. See more »
A strong movie about life for a black man after the Vietnam war
For all those who liked the movie "Menace 2 Society",you are going to love this one. This movie features the star from Menace to Society "Larenz Tate" and the well known "Chris Tucker". This is a very violent movie and have a few very gory scenes of the Vietnam war,but that is okay because this movie really shows how difficult it must have been for a black man growing up in the Bronx in the 60's.And it shows how life is for him and his friends after coming home from the Vietnam war. The language in this movie is of course very tough and rough and I could actually count the f-word 247 times in this movie and that speaks for it's self.
This is an extremely well made movie that really shows the reality of how hard the world can be for some people.
I advice everybody to go out and pick up this movie, because it is a story that you got to hear.
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