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Crime Partners (2003)

R | | Crime | 25 March 2003 (USA)
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Billy Goode, a street-smart crook and his partner Jackie Williams are two small time gangsters with dream of seeing their names in the headlines.


J. Jesses Smith


Donald Goines (novel), Kenneth McGriff





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrin Turner ... Billy
John 'B.J.' Bryant John 'B.J.' Bryant ... Jackie
Clifton Powell ... Kenyatta
Jeanette Branch ... Sandy
Snoop Dogg ... Sam
Ezra Knight ... Detective Benson
Keith Buterbaugh ... Detective Ryan
Laz Alonso ... David Little
Kenny McBryde Kenny McBryde ... Little boy #1
Malik Mingo Malik Mingo ... Little boy #2
Maurice Allain Maurice Allain ... Stan
Deneal Kelly Deneal Kelly ... Girl in Store
Cedric Carter Cedric Carter ... Bruce
Pain in da Ass Pain in da Ass ... Cabbie (as Pain-In-Da-Ass)
Padraic Aubrey Padraic Aubrey ... Sullivan


Hustlers, players and gangsters rule the urban streets of New York in this story about loyalty and betrayal. Billy Goode, a street-smart crook and his partner Jackie Williams are two small time gangsters with dream of seeing their names in the headlines. After a shooting and robbery that doesn't give them the attention they desire, the partners hook up with the local criie boss Kenyatta who has a major agenda to shake up the city. Meanwhile Detective Benson and Detective Ryan are on the case. With a star-studded line up of rapper cameos with people like Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Chino XL, Cormega, Charli Baltimore and Ja Rule as a motorbike backseat hitman. Written by Z. Luna Skye

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Rated R for violence, language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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utmost disrespect to us fans of Donny Goines
12 August 2004 | by whoTheFuqRyouSee all my reviews

Wow, this was as bad as it was made out to be... I must agree that Donald Goines would be turning over in his grave because of this garbage. Tyrin Turner really messes up bad here and makes his previous lead performance in Menace II Society look better than it already is(which was godlike). Clifton Powell also from Menace II Society appears the same way Mekhi Phifer did in 8-Mile, with a locks wig on his head and sorry to say he's truly wasted in this film. The film had no help from the writers and filmmakers and took a wicked fall. I love Goines but this is disrespectfully bad, the film at least - the book is good. This is just a terrible film adaptation. since it's highly likely that DMX's film company has all the rights to the Goines' novel, I'm hoping this is remade w/ respect the way 'Never Die Alone' was - if not f*ck it... I'm just glad 'Never Die Alone' was in the right hands same way the upcoming 'Daddy Cool' is in the right hands...


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25 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sócios no Crime See more »


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$250,000 (estimated)
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