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Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Adetuyi

Writers:

Ray 'Cory' Daniels (story), Chris Hudson (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pras Michel ... Denzel / Diamond
Ja Rule ... David 'Gage' Williams
Jason Statham ... Mr. B
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Cliff
Tamala Jones ... Kia
John Ralston ... Mr. White
Chris Messina ... Baz
Eugene Clark ... Marshall
Patrice Goodman ... Jane
Derwin Jordan ... Seamus
Faith Evans ... Natalie
Elain R. Graham Elain R. Graham ... Rose
Harry-O Harry-O ... Master Mix
Tseng Chang ... Mr. Chang
Jeff Jones Jeff Jones ... Minister
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Storyline

Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run drugs for "Mr. B." Inside a week, Diamond's beloved mother dies suddenly, his father appears after an absence of 12 years and wants a relationship, and his girlfriend Kia tells him she's pregnant, asking him if he's ready to be a father. Gage steals $100,000 in a multiple-felony robbery so that Diamond can record a full album, not knowing it's Mr. B's money he's taken. B wants his money, Diamond wants his music, Kia wants an answer. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How you gonna win? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Action | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghetto Superstar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$576,820, 10 September 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,244,676, 1 October 2000
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The working title for the film was "Ghetto Superstar". See more »

Goofs

Diamond's father is not even pressing the keys when he is "playing" the piano in the arts academy. See more »

Quotes

Denzel: Bro, I told you. Don't fuck with my music.
David 'Gage' Williams: What the fuck is wrong with you? Nigga, B did you a favor hooking you up with Mr. White
Denzel: B don't do anybody no favors.
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unoriginal
27 November 2002 | by massimilianoSee all my reviews

Very disappointing movie about a musician and his friend (Ja Rule aka the biggest sellout) who deliver weight in order to make money to fund the production of an album. This movie is a really bad rip off of the movies Belly and Juice. The acting is awful the lines the actors use are even worse, and how in the world was the budget for this movie 9 million dollars?? anyway avoid this movie I give it 2/10.


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