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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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Hype Williams

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
DMX ... Tommy 'Buns' Bundy
Nas ... Sincere
Hassan Johnson ... Mark
Taral Hicks ... Kisha
Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins ... Tionne
Oliver 'Power' Grant ... Knowledge (as Power)
Louie Rankin Louie Rankin ... Lennox
Stan Drayton Stan Drayton ... Wise (as Stanley Drayton)
James Parris James Parris ... LaKid
Method Man ... Shameek
Kurt Loder ... Kurt Loder
Ben Chavis Ben Chavis ... Rev. Saviour (as Minister Benjamin F. Muhammed)
Tyrin Turner ... Big
Jay Black Jay Black ... Black
John 'B.J.' Bryant John 'B.J.' Bryant ... Thug #1
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Storyline

Tommy Brown and his friend Sincere are gangsters who have learned how to make a good living by dealing drugs and pulling armed robberies. Tommy and Sincere have been able to move out of the ghetto in Queens where they were raised and relocate to an upscale section of Manhattan; they would seem to have it made, but both realize that their lives are headed toward a dead end. Sincere begins getting in touch with his African roots and tries to convince his girlfriend Tionne that they should emigrate to the Motherland, while Tommy has a religious awakening and joins the Nation of Islam. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

hood | gangster | robbery | ghetto | drugs | See All (70) »

Taglines:

Money, power, respect... but who's got your back?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Jamaica | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Irvington, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,454,776, 8 November 1998

Gross USA:

$9,639,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,639,390
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Big Dog Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shameek escapes a shootout with the police by getting in a car. The driver is his fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. See more »

Quotes

Tommy 'Buns' Bundy: Once I found out the clock was ticking, it's get the glock, I'mma stick him, nah, kill 'em cause revenge is all a nigga think about in the end, but I'm goin' on a binge, brother, to my sins. Fuck y'all niggas. Born by myself, die by myself. Place the triggers. And if you don't know don't know what it's gon' be in the end... T minus 3, 2, 1... Amen.
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Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Devil's Pie
Performed by D'Angelo
Written by D'Angelo and DJ Premier
Published by Polygram International Publishing Inc./12AM Music Ah-Choo Publishing and EMI April Music Inc./Gifted Pearl Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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a very good movie!
29 October 2002 | by djlatino69See all my reviews

when I read the reviews,I thought that maybe I should'nt see the movie,but I was desperate to rent it since DMX was in it.When I finished watching the movie,I thought that the people were full of crap.This movie was a great example of real life and it had a very good and touching ending.10/10


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