Synopsis: Late one evening, Brenda Martin, a thirty-seven year old Caucasian woman from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks, enters Dempsy Medical Center in Dempsy, New Jersey with minor injuries, but she is also emotionally distraught. One of the people to who she tells her story is Dempsy Police Detective Lorenzo Council, a black man. That story is that she was just carjacked by another unknown black man when she took a shortcut that she had never traveled between the Armstrong housing projects, where she works at the Rainbow Club, a children's center, and her home in Gannon, New Jersey. Her emotional distress is because her four year old son, Cody, was asleep in the back seat of the car and is thus now in the hands of the carjacker. Brenda's brother, Danny Martin, a police detective in Gannon, cannot help but get directly involved in the investigation despite he operating outside his jurisdiction. His actions do not sit well with Council, who he insinuates is not only not doing his job, b
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Joe Roth
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

- Yeah, I'm checking on my mother.

- She came in about an hour ago.

- Yes.

How you ladies doing?

Putting on some weight

there, Lorenzo.

Just more of me to love.

- Young man.

- Young man yourself.

How's my customer?

She good to talk?

Here you are, bay three.

I need you to put these in...

You say black. Black like

darker than him, lighter than him?

I don't know. It was night.

Five-eight, 5'10",

running about 150.

- You still feel that?

- Yeah.


Brenda, this is Detective Council.

Detective Council,

this is Brenda Martin.

- How you doing, Brenda?

- Not good.

Detective Council's gonna

take it from here, okay?

- Can I get you anything?

- No.

Now, look.

I know you're upset and tired as hell,

but the sooner we go through this...

...the sooner we can make

something good happen, all right?

Look, Brenda, would you rather have

a female investigator in here?

Would that make you

more comfortable?

I wasn't raped,

if that's what you're driving at.

Oh, that's good.

I'm real glad to hear that.

Look, the other officers already,

you know... the description of the car

and the actor.

And everybody's on the street

looking for this guy.

But if you'll just bear with me,

you know, kind of...

...take me through the story

one more time.

I was trying to get from the projects

back into Gannon. I live in Gannon.

You shut up! And shut up now!

I was on Hurley at

the bottom of the hill, you know...

...Martyrs Park, where the street ends?

And I had heard you could...

...cut through Martyrs

and come out in Gannon...

...but I'd never done it before.

So I'm, like, halfway in,

and it's, like, where's..?

And then there's no road.

So I was starting to back out...

...and this guy come from

behind a tree or something.

And I didn't wanna deal with him.

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Richard Price (23 February 1723 – 19 April 1791) was a British moral philosopher, nonconformist preacher and mathematician. He was also a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He was well-connected and fostered communication between a large number of people, including several of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Price spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, on the outskirts of London. He also wrote on issues of demography and finance, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. more…

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