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Cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson directed and co-wrote this crime drama about a group of friends who get involved in a robbery. Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are four Harlem friends who spend their days skipping school, getting in fights, and casually shoplifting. The only member of the group who has plans for the future is Q, who dreams of becoming a deejay. But one day Bishop happens to see James Cagney in White Heat and the film
Jan 16, 2001
Paramount Home Video
Samuel L. Jackson
Record Store Clerk
John Di Benedetto
Fab 5 Freddy
George O. Gore
Birdie M. Hale
Joe and Eddie
Oran "Juice" Jones
Snappy Nappy Dugout
Mark "Flex" Knox
Kid at Trip's
John Patrick McLaugh...
La Tanya Richardson
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Dickerson and co-writer Gerard Brown exhibit a sharp ear for dialog and have some real finds in their largely unknown cast...
Stylishly shot, it works well as a thriller; the result is energetic and entertaining, without the feeling of difficult truths being forgotten.
Mr. Dickerson, whose cinematography has been the reason Spike Lee's films look so good, has a terrific eye and some juice of his own.
I'm sure Dickerson has strong feelings about inner-city problems, but if he does he can't convey them.
The movie generates a real tension in its closing passages, as it shows its characters trapped in a plot that seems to be unfolding according to its own merciless logic.
Coming out from behind Spike Lee's camera, Ernest Dickerson has instantly arrived at the forefront of the new wave of black directors. His film aims for the gut, and hits it.
Commanding performances mesh with solid storytelling
Despite the script's reliance on familiar cliches, the film never feels like an exploitation thriller, as we genuinely feel for these kids and the life they've fallen into.
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- Quincy "Q": We been tight since second grade, but I'm not you.
- Bishop: Riverside, mothafucka!
- Bishop: The brother finally decides to stand up like a man and throw down. Too bad Raheem had to die first, huh?
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