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Set It Off (1996)

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Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lida 'Stony' Newsom (as Jada Pinkett)
... Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
... Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton
... Tisean 'T.T.' Williams
... Detective Strode
... Keith Weston
Vincent Baum ... Jajuan
Van Baum ... Jajuan
... Stevie Newsom (as Chaz Lamar Shepard)
... Luther (as Thom Byrd)
... Nate Andrews (as Charlie Robinson)
... Detective Waller
... Ms. Wells
... Ursula
... Lorenz
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Storyline

Four Black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery. Written by Robert Drake <robert.drake@index.com>

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Deal with this. The only breaks you get are the ones you take. See more »


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

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6 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,807,451, 10 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,049,108, 2 March 1997
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Star Billing: (1st) Jada Pinkett Smith,(2nd) Queen Latifah, (3rd) Vivica A Fox,(4th)John C.McGinley (5th) Blair Underwood. See more »

Goofs

When T.T has just died and Stony is kissing her forehead to leave her in the SUV, you can see her still breathing as the door is being closed. See more »

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Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton: I know you out of money by now, Cleo. Now what you going to do?
Cleo: Rob another goddamn bank! What the fuck is ya'll thinkin?
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Featured in Setting It Straight: Making 'Set It Off' (2009) See more »

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This Movie Will Blow You Away
17 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie expecting to see just another average gang related film about the Ghetto, but I was proved wrong. It ended with my eyes wide opened and my mouth to the floor. Set It Off is a very Dramatic film and the performances by the four women were done perfectly. Set It Off reached my heart and all my emotions. It starts off light, but ends deep and touching. There is no possible way you could leave from watching this movie without your eyes being flooded. -A heart-filled film that deserved more publicity than it received.


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