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Thicker Than Water (1999)

R | | Drama | 29 October 1999 (USA)
In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, ... See full summary »

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Ernest Nyle Brown, Julie Shannon (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mack 10 Mack 10 ... DJ
Fat Joe ... Lonzo
Ice Cube ... Slink
MC Eiht MC Eiht ... Lil' Ant
CJ Mac CJ Mac ... Gator
Big Pun Big Pun ... Punny (as Big Punisher)
K-Mack K-Mack ... Tyree
Tom'ya Bowden Tom'ya Bowden ... Leyla
Kidada Jones ... Brandy
40 Glocc 40 Glocc ... Dog Fight Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
B-Real
Bad Azz Bad Azz
LaFaye Baker ... Bitch
Krayzie Bone
Pamella D'Pella ... Mrs. Rivers
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With backing from Gator, a smooth New Orleans drug king, DJ and Lonzo start dealing, organizing their gangs into pushers. Just as their finances are looking up, one of Gator's team pulls a double cross and two of DJ and Lonzo's gang bangers start a shooting war. Can the erstwhile music producers salvage anything of their bond or their plans? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and drug content, nonstop language and some nudity

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Details

Official Sites:

Palm Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,977, 31 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$79,823, 7 November 1999
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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A classic film for young movie producers and fans alike.
5 October 2001 | by dave1xSee all my reviews

I was highly impressed by the interesting and realistic storyline. This is a small budget film. However, it gives no indication of budget constraints. In fact, not many high budget urban drama films are as well done as this pièce de résistance. The writers and screenwriters seem to have created a film that moves effortlessly from attention grabbing cinematic dialog to gritty and realistic action with equal aplomb. I am very impressed with this film by Mack 10 who is also a very impressive rapper.


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