Set It Off script
Set It Off (1996)
Synopsis: After being fired from her job as a bank teller, Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) begins working at a janitorial service with her friends Tisean (Kimberly Elise), a single mother; Cleo (Queen Latifah), a boisterous lesbian; and Stony (Jada Pinkett), who is dealing with the recent death of her brother. The women are struggling with their finances, so they decide to start robbing banks. At first the group is successful, but they soon attract the attention of an obsessive detective (John C. McGinley).

'70s, Halloween, what's the difference?

You the only one in the neighborhood

who'd give a '70s graduation party.

Anyway, T.T., Jajuan,

y'all look awfully groovy tonight.

- You like it, girl?

- Thank you for following directions.

Simple directions.

Would you look at him? Ain't he fine?

- Handsome as he wants to be.

- I know.

Can you believe he's going to college?

Man, I remember

when you was just a little scrub...

...always trying to follow us around

and shit.

On that tricycle.

Y'all always trying

to mess up somebody game.


What game?


You got a 10 I can borrow?

We need more chips. Stuff running out.

Come on, you're the one

that's gonna be making all the loot.

- Yeah, college boy.

- You got to stop spoiling that boy.

Taking care of him

ever since your mama and daddy died.

- What you got?

- You ain't drinking none of this shit.

Stevie, what's the problem?

I'm not going.

I ain't going to college.


All right, look, don't start tripping.

Okay, you cannot change your mind. We

got into UCLA, that's where we're going.

I ain't changed my mind.

I just didn't get a scholarship.

- They didn't give you a scholarship?

- No.

- We told them, only way we could apply...

- I know.

All right, well don't worry about it.

I'll take care of it.

It's probably just because

I'm a January graduate.

How you gonna take care of it?

You can barely pay the bills around here.

I'll just get a job.

- I'll just help around here until I can just...

- No.

Wrong, we gonna stick to the plan...

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Takashi Bufford

Takashi Bufford was born on August 15, 1952 as Takashi A. Bufford. He is a producer and writer, more…

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