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Butter (1998)

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother/... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shemar Moore ... Freddy Roland
Nia Long ... Carmen Jones
Ernie Hudson ... Curtis '8-Ball' Harris
Donnie Wahlberg ... Rick Damon
Tony Todd ... Benzo Al
Terrence Howard ... Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
Donald Faison ... Khaleed
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Blusette Ford (as Salli Richardson)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... House
Badja Djola ... Roscoe
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... Marrotta
Robert Miano ... Visconti
Samantha Phillips ... Dina
Adjoa Middleton Adjoa Middleton ... Trinidad
Esauron Vaughan Esauron Vaughan ... Rapper
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Storyline

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her foster brother/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Number One... With A Bullet!

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic violence, strong language and brief nudity
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never 2 Big See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Currently, the movie goes by Never 2 Big See more »

Goofs

Freddy pulls up in a Dodge Viper at Carmen's house. When they try to get away, Freddy hits his panic button to his car and the car explodes; the car is no longer a Dodge Viper. Looks like a Ferrari body kit. See more »

Quotes

Rick Damon: Never too big...
8-Ball: To say hello.
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Never 2 Big
9 December 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Butter is an urban thriller set in the music industry. Pop star Carmen Jones is unhappy about her recording contract and record label who she believes is cheating her.

Her label boss, 8 Ball is determined for her not to leave and resorts to murder by making it look like a drug overdose and then framing her cousin, Freddie Jones for her death.

Freddie is now on the run trying to clear his name with only a few people he can rely on, one of them is a cop, Dexter Banks.

One of the issues with the movie is that the lead actor Shemar Moore who plays Freddie is rather poor and is outshone by other more famous names such as Ernie Hudson, Terrence Howard, Nia Long, Tony Todd and Donald Faison. I bet the producers now wish that Howard was cast as the lead instead.

The script is workmanlike at best, laughably poor at worse. The direction is lacklustre.


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