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Belly (1998)

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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

Director:

Hype Williams

Writers:

Anthony Bodden (story), Nas (story) | 2 more credits »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Jamaica | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belly 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was released in 1998 but is set in 1999. See more »

Quotes

Tommy 'Buns' Bundy: What?
Knowledge: What the fuck you mean, what?
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Connections

Referenced in Lord of War (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bam Bam
Performed by Sister Nancy
Written by Winston Riley
Published by Westbury Music/Prophesy Music Publishing
Courtesy of Westbury Music Ltd.
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a great urban flick!
11 April 2002 | by pingu-1See all my reviews

I find this movie great because I like the performances of Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Method Man, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and I like how Hype Williams directed this film, it's so urban-like and realistic as possible. I watched this film thinking I feel sorry for these guys in the film that it makes you want to understand about the difficult times they have been through. I never took hip-hop and realistic urban views seriously until I watched this film, now I understand why it's a struggle on the streets instead of urban fairy tales for profit.


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