Daryl wants to go straight after years in prison. He meets a cute girl who helps him find an honest job driving. He wants to save up and open a nightclub. But then gems and mayhem pop up.

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Darin Scott

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Darin Scott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bokeem Woodbine ... Daryl
Damon Saleem Damon Saleem ... Trip
Cynda Williams ... Trish / Vanessa
Jeffrey Combs ... Security Guard
Shedric Hunter Jr. Shedric Hunter Jr. ... Jerome
Tony Todd ... Jake
Joseph Granda ... Billy Grimm (as Joseph Lindsey)
Clifton Powell ... Herbert / Frank Lowden
Jeris Poindexter ... Larry
Snoop Dogg ... Kool Kitty Kat (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)
Doug Kruse ... Freeway Cop
Darin Scott ... TV Field Reporter
Marques Johnson Marques Johnson ... Strap (as Marcus Johnson)
Jerry Boyd ... Mayor Skrote
Michael Clarke Duncan ... BB
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Storyline

She caught his eye. He was caught off guard. Now Daryl Allen is caught in the line of fire. After six years behind bars, a reformed street hood(Bokeem Woodbine) puts down his gun and struggles to go legit. But when a beautiful, mysterious young woman gets him involved with a bag of stolen diamonds, corrupt cops and a Jamaican mobster, his dreams for an honest future are shattered by a hail of gunfire. Snoop Doggy Dogg and LL Cool J cameo in this gritty action-thriller, from the producers of "Menace II Society" and "Tales from the Hood". Written by Artisan Entertainment

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This game has only two rules. Do or die.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Final film to be released by Live Entertainment before the company changed its name to Artisan Entertainment. See more »

Quotes

Daryl Allen: I ain't goin' out like no punk
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Spoofs Superman (1941) See more »

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Made Man
Performed by O
Produced by Rashad Coes
Written by Rashad Coes and Marquis Johns
Published by Bang-n-Blast Music (BMI)/BMG Music Publishing/MCA Music Publishing
O appears courtesy of Anthill Records
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Surprisingly well-structured plot; sharp writing overall
1 June 1999 | by walt-41See all my reviews

Gems sometimes crop up in the most surprising places. "Caught Up" provides the pleasures of a well-structured plot, especially the payoff one gets when something brought up earlier means something important (even clever) later, e.g. the identity of the hitman. Combine these tasty plot twists with good acting and good dialogue, and you've got a movie worth staying up to watch on cable


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,422,631, 1 March 1998

Gross USA:

$6,754,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,754,958
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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