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Belly (1998)

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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy 'Buns' Bundy
... Sincere
... Mark
... Kisha
... Tionne
... Knowledge (as Power)
Louie Rankin ... Lennox
Stan Drayton ... Wise (as Stanley Drayton)
James Parris ... LaKid
... Shameek
... Kurt Loder
Ben Chavis ... Rev. Saviour (as Minister Benjamin F. Muhammed)
... Big
Jay Black ... Black
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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Money, power, respect... but who's got your back?

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Crime | Drama

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

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4 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Könnyű pénz  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,454,776, 8 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,630,169, 24 January 1999
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Trivia

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins is a member of the legendary Rap/R&B group TLC and her real name was used for her character in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Tommy 'Buns' Bundy: That's your word? Nigga suck my dick.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Right Man
Performed by Frisco Kid
Written by Tony Kelly
Published by Tony Kelly Music/Songs of PolyGram Int'l, Inc.
Courtesy of K. Licious Music
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Ahead of it's time
8 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Many will say that this film is "Too much like a music video" and in many regards it is. However this movie has many strong points, mainly it's beautiful visuals, the heart-pumping soundtrack, and it's overall lasting power. Visually this movie is amazing, the deep colors and reflective surfaces give it a fairy tale appearance. Although this style has been done since (i.e;Traffic), in Belly it works well.

This visual presentation does not carry the whole movie though. The story line is decent (Think Scarface, or Blow) it is nothing that has not been done before. Although with belly you don't have any remorse for the main character as you do with tony montanya.

This film is great on a big plasma TV with surround sound. on a tiny TV with built in speakers...it is lame.


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