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Turn It Up (2000)

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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Denzel / Diamond
... David 'Gage' Williams
... Mr. B
... Cliff
... Kia
... Mr. White
... Baz
... Marshall
... Jane
... Seamus
... Natalie
Elain R. Graham ... Rose
Harry-O ... Master Mix
... Mr. Chang
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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Crime | Drama | Action | Music

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6 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghetto Superstar  »

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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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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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This was Awful..
14 July 2018 | by See all my reviews

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. The only reason why i even wasted my time to see and review 'Turn it Up' was Jason Statham and the man was even hardly in the movie in a pretty much forgettable and terrible role. Jason Statham deserved better and this boring film did not give him that plus the main 2 actors couldn't act their way out of a paper bag. Don't watch this film lik never. (0/10)


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