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
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
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Another dust-collector on videostore shelves.
A poorly written urban crime drama that would have worked better as a sketch in HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE, CAUGHT UP stars Bokeem Woodbine as an ex-con trying to go straight. Shortly after his release from prison, he meets Trish (Cynda Williams, whose mediocre performance is in sharp contrast to her impressive work in ONE FALSE MOVE), who's, of all things, a psychic being pursued by an evil Rastafarian from whom she stole a huge diamond. Instead of staying the hell away from this apparently high-maintenance love interest (she's beautiful, you see) and trying to reconnect with his former squeeze, he agrees to help her. Every stereotype and cliché is used, as well as howlingly bad dialogue ("Nobody was waiting for me but a dude named destiny") and the perfunctory hip-hop cameos. This film seems to have been made solely to promote its accompanying soundtrack, but with hardly any rap music included in the movie, what exactly was the point of all this?
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