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Lift (2001)

Niecy lives in inner-city Boston snd works at an upscale mall. Ambitious, intelligent, stylish, and a proficient shoplifter of clothes & credit cards, she's lured into a diamond heist. She'll find that crime pays - 'til the payback.

Writers:

DeMane Davis (screenplay), DeMane Davis (story) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kerry Washington ... Niecy
Lonette McKee ... Elaine
Eugene Byrd ... Angelo
Barbara Montgomery ... France
Samantha Brown Samantha Brown ... Camille
Sticky Fingaz ... Quik
Todd Williams ... Christian
Jacqui Parker Jacqui Parker ... Aunt Lily
Naheem Allah Naheem Allah ... Uncle Michael
Susan Alger Susan Alger ... Shelly
Annette Miller ... Miss Kearns
Sean Conant Sean Conant ... Mac
Georgia Lyman ... Kira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matty Blake ... Police Officer
Bo Cleary Bo Cleary ... Police officer
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Storyline

This feature takes us into the world of "boosters" or shoplifters where a charismatic, intelligent young female booster from a dysfunctional family, notably her mother and grandmother, engages in the illegal occupation of shoplifting. A non-stereotypical view of how problematic family relations fed her foray into a criminal profession. Written by L. J. Allen-2

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Crime pays... 'til the payback.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and drug content
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Goofs

Following the funeral when Niecy is arguing with her mother at France's, the bag on the table is up, down, and up from cut to cut. See more »

Soundtracks

All M.C.'s
Written and Performed by Dujeous
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User Reviews

 
Not foe the casual viewer

I actually saw this show at the Sundance Film Festival and met Kery Washington. This movie was well done and Washington was exceptional in her role. She will excel as an actress if given the chance to do so. However, this is a difficult movie to mass market and appeal to a wide audience. This movie is not for the casual viewer. The challenge faced by Washingtons character is vividly seen and makes you feel for her. Yet in the end it's hard to feel bad for her because of her choices. The frustration lies with the people she surrounds herself with. At times she has the chance to chose a better life but does not due to her environment. Her potential is precluded with her bad habit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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